Elastography & Volume 4D TVS
Elastography is a newer noninvasive diagnostic technique that uses low-frequency vibrations during an ultrasound or MRI to measure the stiffness (or elasticity) of organs inside the body. Elastography is majorly used to detect the presence and severity of the liver disease.
The technique combines manual transducer compression or the electronic equivalent with ultrasound to provide an estimation of tissue stiffness by measuring the degree of distortion of the thyroid nodule.
Stiff liver tissue is usually a sign of disease. Liver disease may cause fibrosis, a condition that reduces blood flow to and inside the liver. This condition causes a buildup of scar tissue. People with liver fibrosis do not always experience symptoms. Left untreated, liver fibrosis may lead to a more serious condition which includes liver cancer or cirrhosis. Cirrhosis can severely affect the function of your liver, and it can be fatal. But early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or even reverse the effects of fibrosis.
Common Uses of Elastography
Elastography is used to diagnose fatty liver disease (FLD) and fibrosis. The technique can:
- Detect and assess how severe liver disease is
- Guide treatment decisions
- Monitor response to treatment
- Guide or replace a liver biopsy
- Help predict the risk of complications of liver disease, such as fluid accumulation in the abdomen (ascites).
Elastography is also used to diagnose conditions in other organs such as the breast, thyroid and prostate. It is also used to assess the condition of muscles and tendons.
Benefits of Elastography
Elastography is a widely used non-invasive technique that does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation. This procedure is helpful in detecting liver disease, such as fibrosis (scarring within the liver) earlier than other imaging tests. Elastography may also eliminate the need for a liver biopsy. One of the major benefits of elastography is that it can cover a larger portion of the liver than a biopsy and can help predict the risk of certain liver complications, such as a buildup of fluid within the abdomen.
Why Choose Us?
Bansal Diagnostic Centre has one of the most experienced practices, devoted to meeting the diagnostics needs of our patients at all stage of their lives. Our team has been providing tailored individual care to our patients with trusted specialist services by our expert team of radiologists and sonographers for over 10 years. As a trusted provider in delivering an accurate diagnosis of scans in a fast and accurate system, our patients feel confident and safe in the hands of our diagnostic and pathology specialists.