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World Federation of Ultrasound Guidelines

  admin1   |     September 29th, 2015   |    

The World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) guidelines published recent updates that strengthen the wide clinical validation of VCTE :

“Liver elastography is useful for the evaluation of chronic liver diseases. Level of evidence is:
- high for FibroScan VCTE,
- moderate for Point Shear Wave Speed Measurement (ARFI by Siemens)
- low for Shear Wave Speed Imaging (SSI, Philips) 
- low for Strain Elastography (Toshiba, Hitachi)”.

These guidelines aim at presenting the different liver-dedicated elastography techniques. They are complementary to the EASL/ALEH guidelines published in April 2015.

Authors are all international KOLs and experts in the use & comparisons of these techniques in their daily routine.

For the first time, the limitations of FibroScan alternatives are highlighted in the document.

You can download the following two documents:

The World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Guidelines

The synopsis of these guidelines to highlight the main key points