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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076629/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-compared-with-biopsy-for-evaluating-hepatic-fibrosis-after-liver-transplantation-a-cross-sectional-diagnostic-study
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Joel Schmillevitch, Maria Cristina Chammas, Vincenzo Pugliese, Edson Abdala, Adriana Cortez Rizzon, Venâncio Alves, Luiz Augusto Carneiro, Giovanni Cerri
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Biopsies are used after liver transplantation to evaluate fibrosis. This study aimed to evaluate the elasticity of transplanted livers by means of a non-invasive examination, acoustic radiation force imaging (ARFI) elastography, correlating the results with the histological analysis. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study in a public university hospital. METHODS: All patients consecutively operated between 2002 and 2010 with an indication for biopsy were evaluated by means of elastography...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075330/building-an-open-source-simulation-platform-of-acoustic-radiation-force-based-breast-elastography
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Yu Wang, Bo Peng, Jingfeng Jiang
Ultrasound-based elastography techniques including quasi-static strain elastography (SE), acoustic radiation force Impulse (ARFI) imaging, point shear wave elastography (pSWE) and supersonic shear imaging (SSI) have been used to differentiate breast tumors. The objective of this study is to extend a previously published virtual simulation platform of SE toward acoustic radiation force-based breast elastography. The proposed platform inherited four key components from the previously published virtual SE platform: an ultrasound simulator (Field II), a mesh generator (Tetgen), a finite element (FE) solver (FEBio) and a visualization and data processing package (VTK)...
January 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067683/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography-comparison-and-combination-with-other-noninvasive-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-compensated-liver-cirrhosis
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Lukas Pfeifer, Werner Adler, Steffen Zopf, Jürgen Siebler, Dane Wildner, Ruediger S Goertz, Barbara Schellhaas, Markus F Neurath, Deike Strobel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography with other noninvasive tests and to develop a new score for the assessment of liver fibrosis/cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: B-mode ultrasound (including high-frequency liver surface evaluation), routine blood tests, ARFI quantification, and mini-laparoscopic liver evaluation were obtained in compensated patients scheduled for mini-laparoscopic biopsy...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039538/maternal-liver-elasticity-determined-by-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastosonography-in-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
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Orkun Cetin, Erbil Karaman, Harun Arslan, Ibrahim Akbudak, Recep Yildizhan, Ali Kolusari
PURPOSE: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a pregnancy-specific liver disorder characterized by maternal pruritus and impaired liver function. The objective of the study was to evaluate maternal liver elasticity by acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastosonography in ICP and to compare it with that in healthy pregnant women. METHODS: This descriptive, case-control study consisted of 33 women with healthy pregnancies and 22 women with ICP in the third trimester of gestation...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981273/the-pursuit-of-normal-reference-values-of-pancreas-stiffness-by-using-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography
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Razvan Zaro, Monica Lupsor-Platon, Alexandre Cheviet, Radu Badea
AIM: The purpose of this study is to evaluate pancreatic stiffness by ARFI abdominal elastography. In the current literature, there are relatively few studies that have assessed the clinical utility of this technique. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A number of 37 healthy subjects were included. The data were collected in a prospective manner and afterwards included in an observational, analytical and longitudinal study. Subsequently viewing the pancreatic parenchyma in bidimensional mode (2D-US) mode, 10 shear wave velocity (SWV) measurements for each segment: head, body and tail were performed...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935546/shear-wave-elastography-of-the-testes-in%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-healthy-study-collective-differences-in%C3%A2-standard-values-between-arfi-and%C3%A2-vtiq%C3%A2-techniques
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J Marcon, M Trottmann, J Rübenthaler, C G Stief, M F Reiser, D A Clevert
INTRODUCTION: Shear wave elastography (SWE) is a recent technique in the assessment of tissue elasticity. Different elastography techniques have been described over the years.Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Imaging (ARFI) uses mechanical excitation of tissue to create detectable shear waves, a higher shear wave velocity being associated with an increased tissue stiffness.The Virtual Touch Tissue Imaging Quantification (VTIQ) method uses a mechanical push pulse as well, additionally creating a colour-coded map, in which tissue stiffness can be measured on the stored map on the ultrasound device after measurement...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933438/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-in-the-evaluation-of-renal-parenchymal-stiffness-in-patients-with-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction
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Hatice Arioz Habibi, Rumeysa Yasemin Cicek, Sedat Giray Kandemirli, Emel Ure, Ayse Kalyoncu Ucar, Mine Aslan, Salim Caliskan, Ibrahim Adaletli
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in the detection of renal parenchymal damage in kidneys with and without ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). METHODS: Twenty-five pediatric patients with a diagnosis of UPJO who underwent surgery and 15 pediatric patients with conservatively managed UPJO were prospectively evaluated with ARFI elastography. Sixteen healthy volunteers constituted the control group. Shear wave velocity (SWV) measurements in the upper, mid, and lower poles of the affected kidney were performed...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906671/risk-stratification-of-thyroid-nodules-with-bethesda-category-iii-results-on-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-the-additional-value-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography
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Chong-Ke Zhao, Hui-Xiong Xu, Jun-Mei Xu, Cheng-Yu Sun, Wei Chen, Bo-Ji Liu, Xiao-Wan Bo, Dan Wang, Shen Qu
To assess the value of conventional ultrasound, conventional strain elastography (CSE) and acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in differentiating likelihood of malignancy for Bethesda category III thyroid nodules. 103 thyroid nodules with Bethesda category III results on fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) in 103 patients were included and all were pathologically confirmed after surgery. Conventional ultrasound, CSE and ARFI elastography including ARFI imaging and point shear wave speed (SWS) measurement were performed...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876713/role-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-in-determination-of-severity-of-benign-prostate-hyperplasia
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Bircan Alan, Mazhar Utangaç, Cemil Göya, Mansur Dağgülli
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the potential contribution of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography to the determination of the severity of benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) by performing shear wave velocity (SWV) measurements of the prostate using ARFI technology. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty BPH patients and 40 healthy volunteers were included in this study. SWV measurements of the prostate were performed by transabdominal ultrasonography (US), both in the BPH patients and control subjects...
November 23, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872416/initial-experience-with-ultrasound-elastography-for-diagnosis-of-major-salivary-gland-lesions
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Hang Zhou, Xian-Li Zhou, Hui-Xiong Xu, Ya-Ping He, Xiao-Wan Bo, Xiao-Long Li, Bo-Ji Liu, Dan-Dan Li, Dan Wang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of ultrasound elastography, including conventional strain elastography, acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI)-induced strain elastography, and point shear wave elastography (SWE) for diagnosis of major salivary gland lesions. METHODS: Forty major salivary gland lesions underwent conventional sonography, conventional strain elastography, ARFI strain elastography, and point SWE before surgery or biopsy...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845658/shear-wave-imaging-of-in-vivo-breast-tissue-by-color-doppler-shear-wave-elastography
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Yoshiki Yamakoshi, Takahito Nakajima, Toshihiro Kasahara, Mayuko Yamazaki, Ren Koda, Naoki Sunaguchi
Shear wave elastography is a distinctive method to access the viscoelastic characteristic of the soft tissue that is difficult to obtain by other imaging modalities. This paper proposes a novel shear wave elastography (color Doppler shear wave imaging: CD SWI) for breast tissue. Continuous shear wave is produced by a small lightweight actuator which is attached to the tissue surface. Shear wave wavefront which propagates in tissue is reconstructed as a binary pattern which consists of zero and the maximum flow velocities on color flow image (CFI)...
November 8, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842669/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-shear-wave-elastography-arfi-of-acute-and-chronic-pancreatitis-and-pancreatic-tumor
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ruediger S Goertz, Johanna Schuderer, Deike Strobel, Lukas Pfeifer, Markus F Neurath, Dane Wildner
INTRODUCTION: Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) elastography evaluates tissue stiffness non-invasively and has rarely been applied to pancreas examinations so far. In a prospective and retrospective analysis, ARFI shear wave velocities of healthy parenchyma, pancreatic lipomatosis, acute and chronic pancreatitis, adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of the pancreas were evaluated and compared. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 95 patients ARFI elastography of the pancreatic head, and also of the tail for a specific group, was analysed retrospectively...
December 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814485/ex-vivo-study-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-imaging-elastography-for-evaluation-of-rat-liver-with-steatosis
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Yanrong Guo, Changfeng Dong, Haoming Lin, Xinyu Zhang, Huiying Wen, Yuanyuan Shen, Tianfu Wang, Siping Chen, Yingxia Liu, Xin Chen
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common liver diseases in developed countries. Accurate, noninvasive tests for diagnosing NAFLD are urgently needed. The goals of this study were to evaluate the utility of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography for determining the severity grade of steatosis in rat livers, and to investigate the changes in various histologic and biochemical characteristics. Steatosis was induced in the livers of 57 rats by gavage feeding of a high fat emulsion; 12 rats received a standard diet only and served as controls...
February 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792000/differences-of-standard-values-of-supersonic-shear-imaging-and-arfi-technique-in-vivo-study-of-testicular-tissue
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M Trottmann, J Rübenthaler, J Marcon, C G Stief, M F Reiser, D A Clevert
PURPOSE: To investigate the difference of standard values of Supersonic shear imaging (SSI) and Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) technique in the evaluation of testicular tissue stiffness in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 58 healthy male testes were examined using B-mode sonography and ARFI and SSI. B-mode sonography was performed in order to scan the testis for pathologies followed by performance of real-time elastography in three predefined areas (upper pole, central portion and lower pole) using the SuperSonic® Aixplorer ultrasound device (SuperSonic Imagine, Aix-en-Provence, France)...
October 27, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703558/diagnostic-accuracy-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-in-diagnosis-of-liver-fibrosis-among-egyptian-patients-with-chronic-hcv-infection
#15
Yasser A Elhosary, Saleh M Saleh, Wafaa M Ezzat, Dirk-André Clevert
BACKGROUND: Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) evaluates liver stiffness non-invasively and was invented recently. This technique can easily and accurately assess the degree of liver fibrosis in clinical practice. AIM: The aim of this study was to detect the diagnostic performance of ARFI elastography in the staging of fibrosis in some Egyptian patients with chronic HCV infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred ninety patients with chronic HCV infection; 142 men and 48 women were enrolled in the study...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690214/low-pretreatment-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-imaging-arfi-values-predict-sustained-virological-response-in-antiviral-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-therapy
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Steffen Zopf, Lara Rösch, Peter C Konturek, Ruediger S Goertz, Markus F Neurath, Deike Strobel
BACKGROUND Non-invasive procedures such as acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) shear-wave elastography are currently used for the assessment of liver fibrosis. In the course of chronic hepatitis C, significant liver fibrosis or cirrhosis develops in approximately 25% of patients, which is a negative predictor of antiviral treatment response. Cirrhosis can be prevented by successful virus elimination. In this prospective study, a pretreatment ARFI cutoff value of 1.5 m/s was evaluated in relation to sustained virological response to anti-HCV therapy...
2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663656/liver-and-spleen-stiffness-measurements-by-point-shear-wave-elastography-via-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-intraobserver-and-interobserver-variability-and-predictors-of-variability-in-a-us-population
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Maya Balakrishnan, Fernanda Souza, Carolina Muñoz, Salvador Augustin, Nicole Loo, Yanhong Deng, Maria Ciarleglio, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao
OBJECTIVES: Measurements of liver stiffness and spleen stiffness are useful noninvasive ways to assess fibrosis and portal hypertension in patients with chronic liver disease. One method for assessing stiffness is by point shear wave elastography via acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI). Its advantage is that sites where stiffness is measured are visualized sonographically. However, its reliability has not been well established, and all studies done to date evaluating the use of ARFI in chronic liver disease have been performed outside the United States...
November 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599890/applications-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-quantification-in-chronic-kidney-disease-a-review
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REVIEW
Liang Wang
Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging is an emerging technique with great promise in the field of elastography. Previous studies have validated ARFI quantification as a method of estimating fibrosis in chronic liver disease. Similarly, fibrosis is the principal process underlying the progression of chronic kidney disease, which is the major cause of renal failure. However, the quantification of tissue stiffness using ARFI imaging is more complex in the kidney than in the liver. Moreover, not all previous studies are comparable because they employed different procedures...
October 2016: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599889/preclinical-evaluation-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-measurements-in-regions-of-heterogeneous-elasticity
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Katharina Hollerieth, Bernhard Gaßmann, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Philipp Moog, Minh-Truc Vo-Cong, Uwe Heemann, Konrad Friedrich Stock
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the reliability of ultrasound-based shear wave elastography in regions of homogeneous versus heterogeneous elasticity by using two different probes. METHODS: Using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography, we measured the shear wave velocity (SWV) in different lesions of an elastography phantom with the convex 4C1 probe and the linear 9L4 probe. The region of interest (ROI) was positioned in such a way that it was partly filled by one of the lesions (0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%) and partly by the background of the phantom (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, and 0%, respectively)...
October 2016: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567801/the-diagnostic-performances-of-strain-elastography-se-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-and-point-shear-wave-speed-psws-for-non-calcified-thyroid-nodules
#20
Bao-Ding Chen, Hui-Xiong Xu, Yi-Feng Zhang, Bo-Ji Liu, Le-Hang Guo, Dan-Dan Li, Chong-Ke Zhao, Xiao-Long Li, Dan Wang, Shuang-Shuang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Non-calcified thyroid nodules are relatively difficult to diagnose only relying at conventional US images. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic performances of conventional strain elastography (SE), acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) SE and point shear-wave speed (pSWS) for non-calcified thyroid nodules. METHODS: A total of 201 non-calcified thyroid nodules in 195 patients were studied. They were examined with conventional ultrasound (US), conventional SE, ARFI SE and pSWS...
August 16, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
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