Review of MR elastography applications and recent developments

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The technique of MR elastography (MRE) has emerged as a useful modality for quantitatively imaging the mechanical properties of soft tissues in vivo. Recently, MRE has been introduced as a clinical tool for evaluating chronic liver disease, but many other potential applications are being explored. These applications include measuring tissue changes associated with diseases of the liver, breast, brain, heart, and skeletal muscle including both focal lesions (e.g., hepatic, breast, and brain tumors) and diffuse diseases (e.g., fibrosis and multiple sclerosis). The purpose of this review article is to summarize some of the recent developments of MRE and to highlight some emerging applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-774
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • abdominal imaging
  • elasticity imaging
  • elastography
  • mechanical properties
  • neuroimaging
  • tissue stiffness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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