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Elastography ARFI

Numan Cim, Harun Egemen Tolunay, Baris Boza, Harun Arslan, Can Ates, İbrahim İlik, Fatih Mehmet Tezcan, Recep Yıldızhan, Hanım Guler Sahin, Alpaslan Yavuz
We aimed to evaluate the efficiency of placental elasticity in predicting a placental invasion anomaly with the Virtual Touch Quantification (VTQ) technique. Pregnant women in the third trimester with suspected placental invasion anomaly were enrolled into the research (n = 58). The placenta was evaluated and divided into three equal parts as foetal edge (inner 1/3 of placenta), maternal edge (outer 1/3 of placenta) and the central part (central 1/3 of placenta). Shear wave velocity (SWV) measurements were used in the elastographic evaluation of placentas by VTQ...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
R S Goertz, C Lueke, D Wildner, F Vitali, M F Neurath, D Strobel
AIM: To evaluate acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) shear-wave velocities of the bowel wall in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: ARFI shear-wave elastography was analysed within the wall of the stomach, terminal ileum, and sigmoid, and correlated with ultrasound signs of activity in CD patients both retrospectively and in a prospective cohort. RESULTS: A total of 77 retrospective and 21 prospective CD patients were included...
March 14, 2018: Clinical Radiology
Harshavardhan Nagolu, Sudhakar Kattoju, Chidambaranathan Natesan, Meera Krishnakumar, Sunil Kumar
Objective: The purpose of the study is to investigate the usefulness of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in the characterization of focal solid liver lesions as benign, malignant, or metastatic using ARFI two-dimensional (2D) imaging and ARFI quantification (shear wave velocities [SWVs]). Materials and Methods: Sixty lesions were included in this study. The lesions were classified into three groups: Group I included benign lesions ( n = 25), Group II included malignant lesions ( n = 27), and Group III included metastatic lesions ( n = 8)...
2018: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
Yavuz Selim Karatekin, Bedri Karaismailoglu, Gokhan Kaynak, Tahir Ogut, Atilla Suleyman Dikici, Emel Ure Esmerer, Onder Aydingoz, Huseyin Botanlioglu
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendon injuries are one of the most common tendon injuries. Surgical treatment is preferred in young and active patients. Although there are studies which evaluate the repair area with magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography after surgical treatment, there are very few studies which analyzes the elasticity of the tendon by quantitative methods. ARFI (acoustic radiation force impulse) elastography is a simple and non-invasive method that can quantitatively measure the elasticity of the soft tissues...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Michael V Di Maria, Lindsey Silverman, Adel K Younoszai, Mariana L Meyers, Kelley E Capocelli, Michael R Narkewicz
BACKGROUND: The current management paradigm for children with single ventricle heart disease involves a series of palliative surgeries, culminating in the Fontan operation. This physiology results in a high central venous pressure, and in the setting of single ventricle heart disease, results in hepatic injury and fibrosis over time. Fontan-associated liver disease (FALD) is universally present in this cohort, and the current gold standard for diagnosis remains biopsy. Noninvasive assessments of liver fibrosis, such as ultrasound with elastography or acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI), has been utilized in this cohort...
February 23, 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
Hyun Joo Shin, Myung-Joon Kim, Choon-Sik Yoon, Kwanseop Lee, Kwan Sik Lee, Jong-Chul Park, Mi-Jung Lee, Haesung Yoon
AIMS: To evaluate the differences between shear wave velocities (SWVs) measured with ultrasound elastography during the continuous motion using liver fibrosis phantoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Elasticities were measured with convex and linear transducers of supersonic shear wave imaging (SSI) and acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) using liver elasticity phantoms (3.0 and 16.9 kPa) at depths of 2, 3, 4, and 5 cm. Motion velocities were 30 and 60 rpm with the phantoms in an upright position on the Orbital shaker...
February 4, 2018: Medical Ultrasonography
Birnur Yilmaz
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse elastography and its application in Achilles tendon elasticity of intermittent claudication due to lower extremity arterial ischaemia. METHODS: This prospective case-control study was conducted at the Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Istanbul, Turkey, from October 2015 to January 2016, and comprised bilateral Achilles tendons of patients with intermittent claudication and healthy individuals...
January 2018: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Harun Arslan, Alpaslan Yavuz, Ferda İlgen, Abdurrahman Aycan, Mesut Ozgokce, Hüseyin Akdeniz, Abdussamet Batur
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to quantify the stiffness of the median nerve (MN) at the carpal tunnel inlet by acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography and to evaluate whether ARFI can be used in diagnosis and staging of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS: Sonographic examinations of 96 wrists in 50 patients were included in the study. The cross-sectional area and stiffness of the MN were quantitatively measured by B-mode ultrasonography (USG) and ARFI...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
So Hyun Park, Seung Soo Lee, Ji-Youn Sung, Kiyong Na, Hyoung Jung Kim, So Yeon Kim, Beom Jin Park, Jae Ho Byun
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in the evaluation of hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) in rat models. METHODS: Rat SOS models of various severities were created by monocrotaline gavage (n = 40) or by intraperitoneal injection of 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) (n = 16). Liver shear-wave velocity (SWV) was measured using ARFI elastography. Liver samples were analysed for the SOS score, steatosis, lobular inflammation and fibrosis...
December 7, 2017: European Radiology
Lilian Grass, Nora Szekely, Abdulsattar Alrajab, Thi Thanh Tam Bui-Ta, Georg Friedrich Hoffmann, Elke Wühl, Jens-Peter Schenk
AIMS: To evaluate the applicability of point shear wave elastography (pSWE) for measuring renal parenchymal stiffness in healthy children and adolescents and to establish norm values for shear wave speed (SWS) using two ARFI methods and ultrasound probes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively investigated 264 children (43.9% males). pSWE (Virtual TouchTM Quantification and Virtual TouchTM Imaging Quantification (VTQ and VTIQ; Siemens, Germany)) was performed in the renal cortex of 528 healthy kidneys using a 1-6 MHz convex and a 4-9 MHz linear ultrasound probe in ventrolateral and dorsal examinations...
November 29, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
Tevfik Berk Bildaci, Halime Cevik, Birnur Yilmaz, Guldeniz Aksan Desteli
PURPOSE: Adenomyosis is the presence of endometrial glandular and stromal tissue in the myometrium. This phenomenon can be the cause of excessive bleeding and menstrual pain in premenopausal women. Diagnosis of adenomyosis may present difficulty with conventional methods such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. Frequently, diagnosis is accomplished retrospectively based on the hysterectomy specimen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective case control study done in vitro on 90 patients' hysterectomy specimens...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
Myoung Seok Lee, Jeong Mo Bae, Sae Kyung Joo, Hyunsik Woo, Dong Hyeon Lee, Yong Jin Jung, Byeong Gwan Kim, Kook Lae Lee, Won Kim
The diagnostic performance of supersonic shear imaging (SSI) in comparison with those of transient elastography (TE) and acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) for staging fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients has not been fully assessed, especially in Asian populations with relatively lean NAFLD compared to white populations. Thus, we focused on comparing the diagnostic performances of TE, ARFI, and SSI for staging fibrosis in a head-to-head manner, and identifying the clinical, anthropometric, biochemical, and histological features which might affect liver stiffness measurement (LSM) in our prospective biopsy-proven NAFLD cohort...
2017: PloS One
Siegrun Mebus, Nicole Nagdyman, Johanna Kügel, Reinhart Zachoval, Siegmund Lorenz Braun, Guido Haverkämper, Bernd Opgen-Rhein, Felix Berger, Sophia Horster, Jörg Schoetzau, Claudia Pujol Salvador, Ulrike Bauer, John Hess, Peter Ewert, Harald Kaemmerer
BACKGROUND: Eisenmenger syndrome as a severe form of cyanotic congenital heart disease results in a complex multisystemic disorder. Due to increased systemic venous pressure and the inability to ensure systemic perfusion and metabolic requirements, the liver may develop congestion, fibrosis or cirrhosis. This study aimed to assess hepatic abnormalities in Eisenmenger patients non-invasively. METHODS AND RESULTS: 10 adults with Eisenmenger syndrome (six female; median age 44...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
F Buendía-Fuentes, J L Melero-Ferrer, D Plaza-López, J Rueda-Soriano, A Osa-Saez, J Aguero, P Calvillo-Batllés, C Fonfria-Esparcia, A Ballesta-Cuñat, L Martí-Bonmatí, L Martínez-Dolz
BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone the Fontan procedure are at risk of developing hepatic dysfunction. However, broad recommendations regarding liver monitoring are limited. The purpose of this study was to characterize the frequency of liver disease in adult Fontan patients using multimodality imaging (hepatic magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], acoustic radiation force impulse [ARFI] elastography, or hepatic ultrasound). METHODS: In a prospective cross-sectional analysis of adult patients palliated with a Fontan procedure, hepatic MRI, ARFI, and hepatic ultrasound were used to assess for liver disease...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Taisa Grotta Ragazzo, Denise Paranagua-Vezozzo, Fabiana Roberto Lima, Daniel Ferraz de Campos Mazo, Mário Guimarães Pessoa, Claudia Pinto Oliveira, Venancio Avancini Ferreira Alves, Flair José Carrilho
OBJECTIVES: Although liver biopsy is the gold standard for determining the degree of liver fibrosis, issues regarding its invasiveness and the small amount of liver tissue evaluated can limit its applicability and interpretation in clinical practice. Non-invasive evaluation methods for liver fibrosis can address some of these limitations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of transient elastography-FibroScan®, acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI), enhanced liver fibrosis (ELF), the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI), and the FIB-4 index compared with liver biopsy in hepatitis C...
October 2017: Clinics
Fengjuan Zhang, Xinming Zhao, Xiaohui Ji, Ruoling Han, Ping Li, Min Du
The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic value of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging for differentiating superficial lymph nodes.Virtual touch tissue imaging (VTI) grade and shear wave velocity (SWV) were analyzed and compared in 97 patients (65 women, 32 men; mean age, 49 y; range, 23-72 y) with 97 lymph nodes [23 chronic nonspecific reactive lymph nodes (CLNs), 38 metastatic lymph nodes (MLNs), and 36 blood and lymphatic system diseases lymph nodes (BLLNs)]. The elastography characteristics in patients with CLNs, MLNs, and BLLNs were compared using the nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis test and Mann-Whitney U test for continuous variables and categorical variables...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yanrong Guo, Haoming Lin, Xinyu Zhang, Huiying Wen, Siping Chen, Xin Chen
Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography is a non-invasive method for the assessment of liver by measuring liver stiffness. The aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of ARFI for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis and to assess impact of steatosis on liver fibrosis stiffness measurement, in rats model of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The rat models were conducted in 59 rats. The right liver lobe was processed and embedded in a fabricated gelatin solution. Liver mechanics were measured using shear wave velocity (SWV) induced by acoustic radiation force...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Katharina Hollerieth, Bernhard Gaßmann, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Stephan Kemmner, Uwe Heemann, Konrad Friedrich Stock
Purpose: This study was conducted to determine the influence of standoff material on acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) measurements in an elasticity phantom by using two different probes. Methods: Using ARFI elastography, 10 observers measured the shear wave velocity (SWV, m/sec) in different lesions of an elasticity phantom with a convex 4C1 probe and a linear 9L4 probe. The experimental setup was expanded by the use of an interposed piece of porcine muscle as standoff material...
July 28, 2017: Ultrasonography
Jeong Rye Kim, Chong Hyun Suh, Hee Mang Yoon, Jin Seong Lee, Young Ah Cho, Ah Young Jung
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic performance of shear-wave elastography for determining the severity of liver fibrosis in children and adolescents. METHODS: An electronic literature search of PubMed and EMBASE was conducted. Bivariate modelling and hierarchical summary receiver-operating-characteristic modelling were performed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of shear-wave elastography. Meta-regression and subgroup analyses according to the modality of shear-wave imaging and the degree of liver fibrosis were also performed...
October 10, 2017: European Radiology
Chen-Te Chou, Ran-Chou Chen, Wen-Pei Wu, Ping-Yi Lin, Yao-Li Chen
The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance (MR) elastography with that of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography for pre-operative staging of hepatic fibrosis in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. We prospectively enrolled 77 patients who were scheduled to undergo hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma. Pre-operative MRE and ARFI elastography examinations were performed on the same day, and liver stiffness/velocity values were determined. Fibrosis stage and necro-inflammatory activity of resected specimens were determined histopathologically using the METAVIR scoring system...
September 28, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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