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MR Elastography Of Liver – A Robust Emerging Technique

Past few decades have witnessed a major technological revolution in diagnostic as well as therapeutic aspects of medical science. As a practising radiologist in a tertiary care super speciality organ transplant hospital, I take this opportunity to write about one such revolutionary technique which has truly made its mark in the diagnosis and management of chronic liver disease – MR elastography. Techniques This MRI technique quantitatively evaluates tissue stiffness by propagating low frequency mechanical waves through the liver. It is performed using an MRI safe passive driver that is applied to the right upper abdomen and lower chest overlying the right lobe of the liver while the patient

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