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MR ELASTOGRAPHY: Non-invasive assessment of variations in tissue stiffness, a marker of liver fibrosis


58 year old male with EtOH and Hepatitis C Cirrhosis. Coronal T2 MRI demonstrates cirrhotic hepatic morphology and ascites.
Wave Images Obtained by applying mechanical waves through the abdominal wall, while acquiring a motion-sensitive GRE sequence. Wave Images
Obtained by applying mechanical waves through the abdominal wall, while acquiring a motion-sensitive GRE sequence.
Color Elastogram Calculated from the wave map. Provides a visual color-coded graphic of tissue stiffness. Color Elastogram
Calculated from the wave map. Provides a visual color-coded graphic of tissue stiffness.
Stiffness Map Allows for quantitative calculation of tissue stiffness through a region of interest, in this case, l0.6 kiloPascals (kPa). Stiffness Map
Allows for quantitative calculation of tissue stiffness through a region of interest, in this case, l0.6 kiloPascals (kPa).



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