Accuracy of real-time shear wave elastography in the assessment of normal liver tissue in the Guinea pig (cavia porcellus)
Kamila Glińska-Suchocka , Krzysztof Kubiak , Jolanta Spużak , Marcin Jankowski , Pola Borusewicz
Shear wave elastography is a novel technique enabling real-time measurement of the elasticity of liver tissue. The color map is superimposed on the classic ultrasound image of the assessed tissue, which enables a precise evaluation of the stiffness of the liver tissue. The aim of the study was to assess the stiffness of normal liver tissue in the Guinea pig using shear wave elastography. The study was carried out on 36 Guinea pigs using the SuperSonic Imagine Aixplorer scanner, and a 1 to 6 MH convex SC6-1 transducer. An ultrasound guided Try-Cut liver core needle biopsy was carried out in all the studied animals and the collected samples were examined to exclude pathological lesions. The mean liver tissue stiffness ranged from 0.89 to 5.40 kPa. We found that shear wave elastography is an easy, non-invasive technique that can be used to assess the stiffness of liver tissue. The obtained results can be used in future studies to assess the types and changes of liver tissue in the course of various types of liver disease.
|Journal series||Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences, ISSN 1505-1773, (A 20 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||guinea pig; shear wave elastography; liver|
|Internal identifier||62158; PX-58e39202d5de865ec1643d47|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; after publication|
|Score||= 20.0, 14-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 1; = 1; : 2017 = 0.539; : 2017 = 0.839 (2) - 2017=0.839 (5)|
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