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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: M. Khurram Afzal, MD [2]

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There have been recent advances towards newer imaging modalities to help detect and quantify hepatic fibrosis and cirrhosis. These investigations are comparable to the gold standard that is liver biopsy to confirm the diagnosis of liver cirrhosis.

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References

  1. Piscaglia F, Marinelli S, Bota S, Serra C, Venerandi L, Leoni S, Salvatore V (2014). "The role of ultrasound elastographic techniques in chronic liver disease: current status and future perspectives". Eur J Radiol. 83 (3): 450–5. PMID 23891139. doi:10.1016/j.ejrad.2013.06.009. 
  2. Crespo G, Fernández-Varo G, Mariño Z, Casals G, Miquel R, Martínez SM, Gilabert R, Forns X, Jiménez W, Navasa M (2012). "ARFI, FibroScan, ELF, and their combinations in the assessment of liver fibrosis: a prospective study". J. Hepatol. 57 (2): 281–7. PMID 22521355. doi:10.1016/j.jhep.2012.03.016. 
  3. Mueller S, Millonig G, Sarovska L, Friedrich S, Reimann FM, Pritsch M, Eisele S, Stickel F, Longerich T, Schirmacher P, Seitz HK (2010). "Increased liver stiffness in alcoholic liver disease: differentiating fibrosis from steatohepatitis". World J. Gastroenterol. 16 (8): 966–72. PMC 2828601Freely accessible. PMID 20180235. 

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