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The results of elastometry
were expressed in kilopascals, and the median value was considered representative of the elastic modulus of the liver.
The authors, among others, believe that measuring stiffness of tendons by ultrasound elastometry
could be a good diagnostic method that could predict their tendinopathies in the case of extremely reduced tendon stiffness.
NMezet al., "Predictors of liver fibrosis in HIV-infected patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection: Assessment using transient elastometry
and the role of HCV genotype 3," Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol.
Rotational thrombo elastometry
and standard coagulation tests for hepatic patients undergoing major liver resection.
The liver stiffness was assessed at the enrolment phase by the evaluation of transient liver elastometry
(liver stiffness), using a fibroscan 502 apparatus (Echosens, Paris, France), and APRI.
Collin and Peuvrel-Disdier, "Dispersion mechanisms of carbon black in an elastomer matrix," Elastometry
2005, 9, 9-15.
However, this is only through measurement with surface wave elastometry
and further studies are still awaited on human eyes.
Liver biopsy has been used to stage fibrosis, but more recently new non-invasive methods such as elastometry
and serum biochemical indices have been used.
Dr Perez-Camacho used transient elastometry
with a liver stiffness cut-off of 7.2 KpA to identify patients with significant hepatic fibrosis and examined factors associated with this .