Comparison of Doppler ultrasound and transient elastography in the diagnosis of significant fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis


ERGELEN R., YILMAZ Y., Asedov R., ÇELİKEL Ç., Akin H., BUĞDAYCI O., ...More

ABDOMINAL RADIOLOGY, vol.41, no.8, pp.1505-1510, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00261-016-0699-6
  • Journal Name: ABDOMINAL RADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1505-1510
  • Keywords: Fatty liver, Doppler, Fibroscan, Non-alcoholic, FATTY LIVER-DISEASE, CHRONIC HEPATITIS-B, STIFFNESS MEASUREMENT, CLINICAL-APPLICATION, VIRAL-HEPATITIS, BIOPSY, FIBROTEST, CIRRHOSIS, ARTERY, INDEX

Abstract

Background: Liver fibrosis is an important prognostic determinant in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Hepatic artery resistivity index (HARI) is a doppler ultrasonography (US) parameter that is used to follow up microcirculatory resistance in fatty liver. We aimed to asses whether it is possible to demonstrate significant fibrosis by means of doppler US in comparison with transient elastography (TE) and liver biopsy in NASH patients.