Newscasting from India: MRE-Liver Stiffness Measure Better for Varices in NAFLD Cirrhosis

For patients with obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) compensated cirrhosis (CC), liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is significantly higher than acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) for those with varices, according to a study published online April 23 in Abdominal Radiology.

Akash Roy, M.B.B.S., from Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals in Kolkata, India, and colleagues enrolled 108 patients with obesity and NAFLD-CC who underwent MRE and ARFI for LSM and endoscopy for varices screening. Area under the receiver operating characteristics (AUROC) curves were used for evaluating performance of MRE and ARFI for predicting esophageal varices (EVs) and high-risk varices (HRVs).

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