Visceral Stiffness Measurement Using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI)
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) technology provides real-time measurements of tissue stiffness.
Aim: Using the ARFI ultrasonography, the investigators aims are to complete the correlation and validity studies between visceral ARFI quantification and the referenced Metavir fibrosis scoring and to conduct subsequent innovative studies on liver diseases.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Clinical Application of the Spectrum of Visceral Stiffness Measurement Using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Technology|
|Study Start Date:||March 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Using ARFI technology, we are establishing a complete hepatic and visceral shear wave spectrum to correspond to the entire METAVIR fibrosis scoring and various functional stratifications.
|Contact: Sheng-Hung Chen, MD||886422052121 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|China Medical University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Taichung, Taiwan, 40447|
|Contact: Sheng-Hung Chen, MD 886422052121 ext 2264 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Sheng-Hung Chen, MD||Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital|
|Study Director:||Cheng-Yuan Peng, MD,PhD||Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital|