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Multiparametric ultrasound in liver diseases: an overview for the practising clinician

Grgurevic, I; Tjesic Drinkovic, I; Pinzani, M; (2019) Multiparametric ultrasound in liver diseases: an overview for the practising clinician. Postgraduate Medical Journal 10.1136/postgradmedj-2018-136111. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Ultrasound (US) is usually the first and most commonly used tool in the diagnostic algorithm for liver disease. It is widely available, non-invasive and offers a real-time assessment of the liver in several anatomic planes, using different US modalities such as greyscale imaging, Doppler, elastography and contrast-enhanced US. This multiparametric ultrasound (MPUS) provides more information of the examined structures and allows for a faster and more accurate diagnosis, usually at the point of care, thus reducing the requirement for some invasive and more expensive methods. Current data on the MPUS in hepatology are summarised in this review, mostly focused on its use for non-invasive staging of liver fibrosis, detection and classification of portal hypertension and oesophageal varices, prognosis in chronic liver diseases and characterisation of focal liver lesions (FLLs). Based on the available data, we propose practical algorithms for clinical use of MPUS in chronic liver disease and FLL.

Type: Article
Title: Multiparametric ultrasound in liver diseases: an overview for the practising clinician
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2018-136111
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1136/postgradmedj-2018-136111
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Liver Diseases, doppler, elasticity imaging techniques, ultrasonography
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inst for Liver and Digestive Hlth
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10072122
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