General advice in ultrasound based elastography of pediatric patients

Christoph F. Dietrich, Giovanna Ferraioli, Roxana Sirli, Alina Popescu, Ioan Sporea, Cristina Pienar, Christian Kunze, Heike Taut, Simone Schrading, Simona Bota, Dagmar Schreiber-Dietrich, Cheng Fang, Dong Yi


Ultrasound elastography including transient elastography (TE), point shear wave elastography, (pSWE) and two (three)- dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) have been introduced mainly for the evaluation of the liver. All the techniques are also feasible for the examination of spleen, whereas pSWE and 2D-SWE can be used for the assessment of the pancreas, kidney, gastrointestinal tract and other organs. Strain elastography also plays a role for non-liver applications. The aim of the current report is to highlight unique features and techniques for the elastographic examinations in children and to report initial results in non-liver applications


ultrasound; elastography; pediatric; shear wave elastography (SWE)

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