Elastography is a newer technique that exploits the fact that a pathological process alters the elastic properties of the involved tissue. This change in elasticity is detected and imaged using elastography.
- Strain elastography (also known as static or compression elastography)
- Differentiating malignant and benign neoplasms (especially breast)
- Identifying early traumatic changes in muscles and tendons
- Aiding in deciding the biopsy site more accurately, reducing negative biopsy rates
- Assessing liver fibrosis
- Assessing liver steatosis (eg non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis)
AT MDRC, GE voluson E6 with matrix and 3D/4D software increases the accuracy of the diagnosis.