Comparison of Doppler ultrasound and transient elastography in the diagnosis of significant fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

ERGELEN R. , YILMAZ Y. , Asedov R., ÇELİKEL Ç. , Akin H., BUĞDAYCI O. , ...More

ABDOMINAL RADIOLOGY, vol.41, no.8, pp.1505-1510, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00261-016-0699-6
  • Title of Journal : ABDOMINAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1505-1510


Background: Liver fibrosis is an important prognostic determinant in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Hepatic artery resistivity index (HARI) is a doppler ultrasonography (US) parameter that is used to follow up microcirculatory resistance in fatty liver. We aimed to asses whether it is possible to demonstrate significant fibrosis by means of doppler US in comparison with transient elastography (TE) and liver biopsy in NASH patients.