ElastPQ is an easy-to-use method of obtaining tissue stiffness values of the liver on a predefined Region of Interest (ROI). Using real-time imaging as a guide, the ROI is placed over the area of interest and tissue stiffness data such as AVG, MEAN, and new IQR indices are obtained and displayed in seconds. Multiple samples can be recorded and a liver tissue report generated from the results.
Ultrasound shear wave elastography provides a noninvasive, reproducible, and easily performed method of assessing tissue stiffness. Now tissue stiffness samples can be acquired during a routine ultrasound examination of the liver. According to the latest studies*, using shear wave elastography may help reduce or avoid conventional liver biopsies. Many studies are suggesting that instead of a costly and painful biopsy procedure, an easy ultrasound exam becomes the routine method to assess liver disease status.
*1 Ferraioli G, et al. Point shear wave elastography method for assessing liver stiffness. World J Gastroenterol. 2014 April 28;20(16):4787-4796.