Reference : Le Fibroscan: une nouvelle méthode d’évaluation non invasive de la fibrose hépatique
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Gastroenterology & hepatology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/69851
Le Fibroscan: une nouvelle méthode d’évaluation non invasive de la fibrose hépatique
French
[en] The FibroScan: a new non invasive method of liver fibrosis evaluation
Lamproye, Anne mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Gastro-Entérologie-Hépatologie >]
Belaiche, Jacques mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Gastro-Entérologie-Hépatologie >]
Delwaide, Jean mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Gastro-Entérologie-Hépatologie >]
2007
Revue Médicale de Liège
62 Spec No
68-72
Yes (verified by ORBi)
National
0370-629X
Belgium
[en] Elasticity Imaging Techniques ; Equipment Design ; Humans ; Liver Cirrhosis/diagnosis
[en] The FibroScan is a device allowing a non invasive diagnosis and quantification of liver fibrosis. The procedure is based on transient elastography and allows to record liver stiffness by measuring the velocity of shear wave across liver parenchyma. The elasticity is directly correlated to velocity of the wave. In chronic hepatitis C, there is a good correlation between liver elasticity and stage of fibrosis. The FibroScan has also been studied in other chronic liver diseases, such as hepatitis B, primary biliary cirrhosis, sclerosing cholangitis, auto-immune hepatitis, alcohol, steatosis, hemachromatosis with reproductible results. In a cirrhotic patient, it also allows to assess the severity of cirrhosis and to evaluate the risk of complication. It is a painless procedure, with a good acceptability by the patients. Therefore, the FibroScan can be regularly performed, allowing the follow up of fibrosis evolution over time.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/69851

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