Obtaining liver stiffness measurements with Philips shear wave elastography is surprisingly easy and fast even on difficult-to-image patients. It’s non invasive, making it a quick, simple step for sonographers and virtually painless for patients.
What is it? Philips elastography generates shear waves inside the liver by using acoustic force from a focused ultrasound beam. The system monitors shear wave propagation and measures its velocity, then displays it in a format that is easy to interpret.
Non-invasive liver fibrosis assessment
ElastPQ ultrasound shear wave elastography
Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD, FACR, Diagnostic Radiology, Hitchcock Imaging, Youngstown, OH