Magnetic Resonance Elastography
What is a Magnetic Resonance (MR) Elastography?
MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a noninvasive test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to generate detailed images of the body. MR Elastography is a type of MRI that determines the stiffness (elasticity) of the liver by capturing the movements of the tissue. Slower movements may mean an increase in stiffness—a common sign of liver fibrosis and other liver disease. By using Elastography, your physician may be able to address these conditions early, and potentially eliminate the need for a liver biopsy.