Agreement Between 2-dimensional Shear Wave and Transient Elastography Values for Diagnosis of Advanced Chronic Liver Disease.

Inter-platform variation in liver stiffness evaluation (LSE) could hinder dissemination and clinical implementation of new ultrasound methods. We aimed to determine whether measurements of liver stiffness by bi-dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) with a Supersonic Imagine apparatus are comparable to those made by vibration-controlled transient elastography (VCTE).We collected data from 1219 consecutive patients with chronic liver disease who underwent LSE by VCTE and 2D-SWE (performed by blinded operators), on the same day, at a single center in France from September 2011 through June 2019. We assessed the ability of liver stiffness value distributions and 2D-SWE performances to identify patients with compensated advanced chronic liver disease (cACLD) according to the Baveno VI criteria, based on VCTE cut-off values.VCTE and 2D-SWE values correlated (Pearson's correlation coefficient, 0.882; P

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