British Society of Gastroenterology and UK-PSC guidelines on the diagnosis and management of primary sclerosing cholangitis(2019)
Liver Stiffness measurement(LSM) or transient elastography(TE) is the most convenient method for noninvasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis and early cirrhosis.
Asian-Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver(APASL) consensus guidelines on invasive and non-invasive assessment of hepatic fibrosis(2016)
In the United States, liver elasticity is the most widely used imaging method to evaluate liver fibrosis. It has the following advantages: (1) it has mobility and can achieve rapid beside operation; (2) the inspection value has a wide reference range and can achieve repeated operation between the same observer and different observers ; (3) it has been effectively verified in a large number of patients with liver disease.
Progress in clinical studies of noninvasive early diagnosis of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis (J Clin Hepatol, Vol. 30 No. 7, Jul. 2014)
TE is a non-invasive diagnostic method, which can predict liver fibrosis at early stage, and has important significance for prognosis, deciding therapeutic strategy and evaluating therapeutic effect.
New Guideline Covers Elastography in Liver Fibrosis
AGA released a clinical practice guideline on the role of elastography in the evaluation of liver fibrosis in the May issue of Gastroenterology, which may facilitate effective shared decision making with patients who desire liver fibrosis assessment. The evidence-based recommendations address focused clinical questions to provide guidance on the role of liver elastography in the evaluation of liver fibrosis using either vibration-controlled transient elastography or magnetic resonance elastography in patients with chronic liver disease.