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Abstract #0149

The usefulness of magnetic resonance elastography in predicting progression of cirrhosis from Child-Pugh class A to B

Tomohiro Takamura 1 , Utaroh Motosugi 1 , Shintaro Ichikawa 1 , Katsuhiro Sano 1 , Hiroyuki Morisaka 1 , Tomoaki Ichikawa 1 , Nobuyuki Enomoto 2 , and Hiroshi Onishi 1

1 Department of Radiology, University of Yamanashi, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan, 2 First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan

It is important to identify the cirrhotic patients at a high risk of progression to the decompensated stage. Liver stiffness measurement with magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is a recently developed method for non-invasively measuring liver stiffness. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of MRE in predicting the progression of cirrhosis in patients with type C chronic viral hepatitis as assessed with the Child-Pugh classification system. In this study, we elucidate the stiffness measurement with MRE was the strongest indicator of cirrhosis progression from Child-Pugh class A to B among known risk factors.

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