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Liver Elastography

Clinical Use and Interpretation

  • Sebastian Mueller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

  3. Techniques to Measure Liver Stiffness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 13-28
    3. Jing Guo, Ingolf Sack, Stephan Rodrigo Marticorena Garcia
      Pages 69-93
    4. Omar Elshaarawy, Shami Alquzi, Felix Piecha, Laurent Sandrin, Cecil Bastard, Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 95-102
  4. Liver Stiffness and Various Etiologies of Liver Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Cristina Stasi, Laura Gragnani, Anna Linda Zignego
      Pages 113-121
    3. Victor de Ledinghen
      Pages 123-139
    4. Sebastian Mueller
      Pages 141-152
    5. Zulane da Silva Tavares Veiga, Cristiane Alves Vilella Nogueira, Flavia Ferreira Fernandes
      Pages 153-159
    6. Johannes Hartl
      Pages 181-186

About this book


This is the first comprehensive book on the new elastographic techniques discussing the early assessment of liver fibrosis. The book covers all aspects of measuring liver stiffness starting from the methodology, the molecular basis of liver stiffness elevation up to current clinical algorithms and interpretation. Future directions and novel implications that go beyond diagnosis but are relevant for understanding of liver cirrhosis per se are also discussed in detail.

Liver Elastography, is an essential companion for hepatologists and gastroenterologists that provides an overview of its basic principles and gives a detailed account of how to use elastrography in clinical practice.


liver stiffness liver fibrosis cirrhosis steatosis liver disease hepatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Mueller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine and Center for Alcohol Research and Liver Diseases, Salem Medical CenterUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

About the editors

Sebastian Mueller is Professor of Medicine and the current vice head of the Department of Internal Medicine at Salem Medical Center and the Co-Director of the Center for Alcohol Research at the University of Heidelberg. He studied medicine in Leipzig, Denver and Strasbourg and obtained a PhD in Biophysics in 1994. He was gastroenterology resident and consultant in Heidelberg, postdoctoral Humboldt fellow at USC in Los Angeles and lecturer at the BIDMC/Harvard Medical School from 2005-2007. Prof. Mueller’s translational research includes the pathophysiology, genetics, diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases, namely alcoholic liver disease. His longterm basic research interests focus on hepatic iron metabolism and redox regulation. Prof. Mueller has published more than 100 original articles. Since 2017, he is president of the European Society of Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (ESBRA).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Liver Elastography
  • Book Subtitle Clinical Use and Interpretation
  • Editors Sebastian Mueller
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-40541-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-40544-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-40542-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 737
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hepatology
    Imaging / Radiology
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