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MR Elastography Can Detect Increased Stiffness of the Liver


Background: Hepatic congestion results from multiple etiologies, including right heart failure. This is a spectrum of disorders that result in increased venous pressure and dilated sinusoids and ultimately may cause cirrhosis. Objective: To evaluate liver stiffness on imaging and congestive hepatopathy. Imaging findings: Ultrasound (US) can show distended inferior vena cava and hepatic veins. Doppler may show reduced waveform variability and loss of the normal triphasic hepatic ven more...
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