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Course: Ultrasound-Global Training and Education

Module: Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Assessment

Module Description: Liver biopsy has been considered the reference standard for fibrosis assessment and stage classification but it’s invasive and can have interobserver variability at microscopic evaluation with potentially severe complications. Ultrasound elastography is a noninvasive method for liver fibrosis assessment and is beginning to replace liver biopsy as a method for diagnosis and follow-up.


Objectives
You will learn:
• Diagnosis and staging of liver disease, as well as varying methods and techniques to diagnose
• How to combine a routine ultrasound imaging exam of the liver anatomy with targeted tissue stiffness values
• How liver elastography can help you evaluate and follow up on patients under treatment to monitor progression, stabilization or regression of liver disease
• The potential for change utilizing elastography in clinical practice and reduction in medical costs


Audience: Ultrasonographers


Author: Philips Ultrasound
About the author: Philips Marketing Ultrasound provides customer-facing materials, supporting pre-and post- sales needs.

Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Credits: 1.00
Price: $0.00
Module Expiration Date:
12/1/2017: 12:00 PM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
3 months and 12 days



 

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