Vibration-controlled Transient Elastography

A Practical Approach to the Noninvasive Assessment of Liver Fibrosis

Elliot B. Tapper; Nezam H. Afdhal


Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2015;31(3):192-198. 

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VCTE is a robust, point-of-care tool for the noninvasive assessment of liver fibrosis. This tool simplifies liver disease assessment for the clinician and patients alike by offering patients a well tolerated alternative to liver biopsy. Furthermore, VCTE complements the core considerations of clinical practice by efficiently prioritizing treatment for patients with viral hepatitis at risk for advanced liver disease as well by identifying the subgroups with metabolic or cholestatic liver disease who are at the highest risk.