Shear wave elastography results correlate with liver fibrosis histology and liver function reserve
Yan-Hong Feng, Xiang-Dong Hu, Lin Zhai, Lan-Yan Qiu, Yuan Zu, Si Liang, Yu Gui, Lin-Xue Qian, Department of Ultrasound Medicine, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China
Ji-Bin Liu, Division of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, United States
Author contributions: Qian LX and Feng YH conceived and designed the study; Feng YH, Hu XD, Zhai L and Zu Y developed the methodology; Feng YH, Hu XD, Gui Y and Qian LY acquired the data; Feng YH, Hu XD and Liang S analyzed and interpreted the data; Feng YH, Zhai L, Liu JB and Qian LX wrote, reviewed and/or revised the manuscript; Hu XD, Qian LX and Gui Y provided administrative, technical or material support.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81401425.
Institutional animal care and use committee statement: All procedures involving animals were reviewed and approved by the Animal Research Committee at Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest to disclose.
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Correspondence to: Lin-Xue Qian, Chief Physician, Department of Ultrasound Medicine, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 95 Yong’an Road, Beijing 100050, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 8, 2015
Peer-review started: December 0, 2015
First decision: January 13, 2016
Revised: January 25, 2016
Accepted: March 2, 2016
Article in press: March 2, 2016
Published online: May 7, 2016