EFSUMB guidelines and recommendations on the clinical use of ultrasound elastographypart 1: Basic principles and technology

J. Bamber, D. Cosgrove, C. F. Dietrich, J. Fromageau, J. Bojunga, F. Calliada, V. Cantisani, J. M. Correas, M. D'Onofrio, E. E. Drakonaki, M. Fink, M. Friedrich-Rust, O. H. Gilja, R. F. Havre, C. Jenssen, A. S. Klauser, R. Ohlinger, A. Saftoiu, F. Schaefer, I. SporeaF. Piscaglia

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Abstract

The technical part of these Guidelines and Recommendations, produced under the auspices of EFSUMB, provides an introduction to the physical principles and technology on which all forms of current commercially available ultrasound elastography are based. A difference in shear modulus is the common underlying physical mechanism that provides tissue contrast in all elastograms. The relationship between the alternative technologies is considered in terms of the method used to take advantage of this. The practical advantages and disadvantages associated with each of the techniques are described, and guidance is provided on optimisation of scanning technique, image display, image interpretation and some of the known image artefacts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-184
Number of pages16
JournalUltraschall in der Medizin
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • elasticity
  • elastography
  • radiation force
  • shear modulus
  • shear wave
  • stiffness
  • strain
  • transient
  • ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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