EFSUMB guidelines and recommendations on the clinical use of ultrasound elastography. Part 2: Clinical applications.

Cosgrove D, Piscaglia F, Bamber J, 
Bojunga J, Correas JM, Gilja OH, 
Klauser AS, Sporea I, Calliada F, 
Cantisani V, D'Onofrio M, Drakonaki EE, 
Fink M, Friedrich-Rust M, Fromageau J, 
Havre RF, Jenssen C, Ohlinger R, 
Săftoiu A, Schaefer F, Dietrich CF; 
EFSUMB. EFSUMB guidelines and recommendations 
on the clinical use of ultrasound elastography. 
Part 2: Clinical applications.
Ultraschall Med. 2013 Jun;34(3):238-53. 
doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1335375. 
Epub 2013 Apr 19. PubMed PMID: 23605169.

Abstract

The clinical part of these Guidelines and Recommendations produced under the auspices of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology EFSUMB assesses the clinically used applications of all forms of elastography, stressing the evidence from meta-analyses and giving practical advice for their uses and interpretation. Diffuse liver disease forms the largest section, reflecting the wide experience with transient and shear wave elastography . Then follow the breast, thyroid, gastro-intestinal tract, endoscopic elastography, the prostate and the musculo-skeletal system using strain and shear wave elastography as appropriate. The document is intended to form a reference and to guide clinical users in a practical way.

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