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Liver markers in UltraFast Ultrasound Imaging

SuperSonic Imagine innovates by introducing new markers which allow images to be associated with quantitative values. These measurements of fat content and tissue viscosity may help better manage patients with chronic liver disease.

Real-time ShearWave™ Elastography
ShearWave Elastography (SWE™) is a quick, non-invasive, reporducible exam that provides quantitative measurement and color-coded maps of the tissue stiffness on an anatomic B-Mode image. It can be performed on patients with ascites.

The real-time ShearWave Elastography exam:

  • Can be performed in a hospital or private practice
  • Takes as little as 60 seconds
  • Provides imaging and liver stiffness quantification simultaneously

B-Mode ratio
Hepato-renal contrast calculation can evaluate the level of steatosis

Ultrasound Liver Markers
Three new quantitative tools that will open new perspectives in evaluating chronic liver disease in a non-invasive manner1-2-3: Att PLUS and SSp PLUS for evaluating ultrasound beam attenuation in the liver and Vi PLUS for visualization and quantification tissue viscosity.

More than 150 publications have demonstrated the reliability and effectiveness of Aixplorer SWE for the assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with cronic hepatitis B, C and NALFD.

Testimonial from Dr Trotter - Hepatology Medical Center at Baylor University (USA)

 

Transducers

supercurved6-1
   

Single Crystal Curved Array XC6-1

Number of elements: 192
Bandwidth: 1-6 MHz
Applications: Abdominal, Genitourinary, OB-GYN, Pediatrics, Thyroid, Vascular, General

1 Fujiwara et al., The B-mode image-guided ultrasound attenuation parameter accurately detects hepatic steatosis in chronic liver disease, Ultrasound in Med. & Biol. 2018

2 Dioguardi Burgio et al., Ultrasonic Adaptive Sound Speed Estimation for the Diagnosis and Quantification of Hepatic Steatosis: A Pilot Study, Ultraschal Med. 2018

3 Deffieux T et al., Shear Wave Spectroscopy for In Vivo Quantification of Human Soft Tissues Visco-Elasticity, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2009

Testimonials
« ShearWave Elastography is done identically to ultrasonography so it’s a very comfortable and simple exam for the patient and it takes only 30-90 seconds to perform. It gives us a qualitative and quantitative way to determine the degree of chronic liver injury our Hepatitis C patients have. We use it on a routine basis to help us make clinical decisions about how we treat patients and we think that by using this technique, we can cut down the number of biopsies by about half.»
Dr. James Trotter, MD of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, USA.
« As ShearWave Elastography is a real-time, non-invasive, reproducible method, it could have a significant impact on fibrosis detection, diagnosis
and disease follow-up. This could be helpful in validating the absence of fibrosis in order to reduce the number of unnecessary liver biopsies as well as to confirm cirrhosis to avoid dangerous biopsies and the possibility of hemorrhage. ShearWave Elastography could also guide biopsies, increasing tissue sample sensitivity.»
Dr. Aymeric Guibal Lyon, France
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