Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis by Ultrasound Elastography in Patients with Chronic Diseases
The accumulation of lipids in hepatocytes causes hepatic steatosis, or fatty liver disease. When the condition becomes chronic, lobular inflammation develops, and evolves hepatic fibrosis, liver cirrhosis, or hepatocellular cancer can ensue. Early diagnosis is preferred since people who are diagnosed early in the illness stage respond better to treatment. Laboratory testing, imaging, and biopsy can all be used to diagnose and monitor fatty liver disease and hepatic fibrosis. Ultrasound is one of the most effective imaging modalities for identifying and monitoring individuals with liver disease. When there is hardening, fibrosis, or cirrhosis of the liver, ultrasound elastography investigates the degree of deformation of the organ or lesion.
Ultrasonography, Elasticity imaging techniques, Liver imaging