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: