Evaluation of Magnetic Resonance Elastography and Transient Elastography for Liver Fibrosis and Steatosis Assessments in the Liver Transplant Setting

Ellik Z. M., İDİLMAN İ. S., Kartal A., Balaban Y., ELHAN A. H., KARÇAALTINCABA M., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.33, no.2, pp.153-160, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2022.21705
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-160
  • Keywords: Aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index (APRI), fibrosis score 4 (FIB-4), liver fibrosis, magnetic resonance elastography, liver transplantation, transient elastography, RADIATION FORCE IMPULSE, RECURRENT HEPATITIS-C, DIAGNOSTIC-ACCURACY, NONALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS, DE-NOVO, DISEASE, BIOPSY, TESTS, ULTRASOUND
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Liver graft fibrosis affects long-term graft and patient survival in liver transplant recipients. Transient elastography and magnetic resonance elastography are widely used for the assessment of liver fibrosis in routine clinical practice, but are limited in liver transplant settings. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the accuracy of magnetic resonance elastography and transient elastograph in the assessment of liver fibrosis in liver transplant recipients, and to determine the recurrence rates of post-transplant hepatic steatosis and liver fibrosis.