Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 9th, 2001
The new technique uses ultrasound imaging, according to Mami Hirata and colleagues at Ehime University, and relies on measurements of blood flow velocity to produce a diagnosis about the extent of fibrosis.
Eighty patients with chronic liver disease were enrolled in a study of the new technique, including 19 with diagnosed liver cirrhosis, and 61 others with chronic hepatitis. The researchers also...
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