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Liver fibrosis detected with MRE November 4, 2008

Posted by tomography in MRI, Radiology.
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262-2.jpgResearchers at Mayo Clinic were able to show that magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), a modality that looks at tissue stiffness, can identify early signs of hepatic fibrosis. MRE can possibly become one day a noninvasive diagnostic technology of choice for liver fibrosis, replacing the percutaneous liver biopsy that we have to do nowadays.

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(Via Medgadget)

– Andras

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1. ken - November 10, 2008

Can I get a test done and how much will it cost. My wife has a suspected liver disease

2. tomography - November 16, 2008

Sir,
unfortunately, I cannot help you, since you did not tell me which country you reside in, but in either way I could only inform you about the Hungarian medical system.
Andras

3. George Johnson - November 22, 2008

Where and at what cost in SE US can I get the liver MRE done as not offered presently at Mayo Clinic in Jax, Fl.


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