Transient elastography measures the liver stiffness in patients with hepatic fibrosis due to chronic liver diseases like chronic hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease, and cholestatic liver diseases. It is a non-invasive method. It is also known as fibroelastography. It uses pulse-echo ultrasound acquisition.
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