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Research progress of magnetic resonance elastography in liver focal lesions
CHEN Congyan  LU Yancen  CHEN Xuxiao  CHEN Yongjun 

Cite this article as: CHEN C Y, LU Y C, CHEN X X, et al. Research progress of magnetic resonance elastography in liver focal lesions[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(4): 176-180. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.04.031.

[Abstract] Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), as an imaging technique for quantitative assessment of mechanical properties of tissues, is widely applied in clinical practice for its non-invasive, accuracy, and reproducibility, and has become an important diagnostic tool for chronic liver diseases. However, its application in liver focal lesions is relatively limited. A number of clinical studies have confirmed the diagnostic efficacy of MRE in differentiating liver focal lesions, as well as its good predictive role in the short and long-term prognosis of patients with liver malignant tumor. This article reviews the technique development of MRE, as well as its current research status in the differential diagnosis of liver focal lesions and prognostic assessment of liver malignancy, and provides researchers with ideas to refine further research on MRE in the above-mentioned, and to promote its clinical application.
[Keywords] liver;focal lesions;magnetic resonance imaging;magnetic resonance elastography;diagnosis;prognosis

CHEN Congyan   LU Yancen   CHEN Xuxiao   CHEN Yongjun*  

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China

Corresponding author: Chen YJ, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81902961).
Received  2022-10-28
Accepted  2023-04-07
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.04.031
Cite this article as: CHEN C Y, LU Y C, CHEN X X, et al. Research progress of magnetic resonance elastography in liver focal lesions[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(4): 176-180. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.04.031.

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