EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations on the Clinical Use of Liver Ultrasound Elastography, Update 2017 (Long Version).

Dietrich, Christoph F; Bamber, Jeffrey; Berzigotti, Annalisa; Bota, Simona; Cantisani, Vito; Castera, Laurent; Cosgrove, David; Ferraioli, Giovanna; Friedrich-Rust, Mireen; Gilja, Odd Helge; Goertz, Ruediger Stephan; Karlas, Thomas; de Knegt, Robert; de Ledinghen, Victor; Piscaglia, Fabio; Procopet, Bogdan; Saftoiu, Adrian; Sidhu, Paul S; Sporea, Ioan and Thiele, Maja (2017). EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations on the Clinical Use of Liver Ultrasound Elastography, Update 2017 (Long Version). Ultraschall in der Medizin, 38(4), e16-e47. Thieme 10.1055/s-0043-103952

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We present here the first update of the 2013 EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) Guidelines and Recommendations on the clinical use of elastography, focused on the assessment of diffuse liver disease. The first part (long version) of these Guidelines and Recommendations deals with the basic principles of elastography and provides an update of how the technology has changed. The practical advantages and disadvantages associated with each of the techniques are described, and guidance is provided regarding optimization of scanning technique, image display, image interpretation, reporting of data and some of the known image artefacts. The second part provides clinical information about the practical use of elastography equipment and the interpretation of results in the assessment of diffuse liver disease and analyzes the main findings based on published studies, stressing the evidence from meta-analyses. The role of elastography in different etiologies of liver disease and in several clinical scenarios is also discussed. All of the recommendations are judged with regard to their evidence-based strength according to the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Levels of Evidence. This updated document is intended to act as a reference and to provide a practical guide for both beginners and advanced clinical users.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Hepatologie
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Hepatologie

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Hepatology

UniBE Contributor:

Berzigotti, Annalisa

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0172-4614

Publisher:

Thieme

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thi Thao Anh Pham

Date Deposited:

01 Feb 2018 11:02

Last Modified:

02 Jul 2019 08:59

Publisher DOI:

10.1055/s-0043-103952

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PubMed ID:

28407655

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.109579

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109579

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