ARFI - Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse

Home | Services | Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI)

What is Liver Elastography (ARFI)?

Liver Elastography is a new technology that measures stiffness of the Liver tissues. It is also known as Tissue Strain Analysis or Virtual Touch Tissue Imaging etc. These two applications are available only in ACUSON S 2000 system from Siemens.

Is it a type of ultrasound?

Yes, it is a new generation of ultrasound. Elastography represents the most important development in ultrasound technology since the introduction of Doppler Imaging.

What is the benefit of Liver Elastography (ARFI)?

Please remember, this is just a preventive measure. Opting for Liver Elastography (ARFI) does not mean that you have a cancer.

Liver Elastography (ARFI) is safe, highly accurate and also the most important tool a physician has, to diagnose, evaluate and follow up liver condition. As a result unnecessary painful and risky biopsies can be avoided.

Who should go for Liver Elastography(ARFI)?

Any individual associated with any one or more risk factors from the list below, should go for Liver Elastography (ARFI)

Importance of Liver Elastography (ARFI) for Chronic Alcoholics

People with habit of regular alcohol consumption are called as chronic alcoholics. In chronic alcoholics, the liver may be damaged and progress to a stage called “Irreversible fibrosis”.

The fibrotic stage of liver is reversible. Fibrotic stage can be prevented if detected early in the course disease through proper treatment and change in lifestyle. If no intervention is done timely, disease will culminate in a condition called “Cirrhosis” an irreversible damage to liver tissue.

Liver Elastography (ARFI) helps in knowing the status of liver in a chronic alcoholic particularly in symptomatic conditions like

Accurate imaging services help your physician through Liver Elastography (ARFI) in better patient management and treatment.

Is there any side effect of Liver Elastography (ARFI)?

Liver Elastography (ARFI) is absolutely

Like conventional ultrasound Liver Elastography (ARFI) is a very safe test. It uses the ultrasound principle of pulse detection and with mould of technology this information is converted into an electoral image.

Procedure and Preparation details

No special preparation required for Liver Elastography (ARFI) and you should come for examination at centre with empty stomach fasting at least 6 hours.

Liver Facts

Some useful facts about prevention of liver cancer

Other facilities available at P.H. Diagnostic Centre

Breast Elastography – Revolutionary technology for breast examination

What is Breast elastography?

Breast Elastography is a new technology that measures mechanical stiffness of the breast tissues. It is very useful for differentiation of benign (non cancer) and malignant (cancer) lumps in breast.

Is it a type of ultrasound?

Yes, it is a new generation of ultrasound. Elastography represents the most important development in ultrasound technology since the introduction of Doppler Imaging.

What is the benefit of Breast Elastography?

Breast elastography helps in early diagnosis of breast lesions.

Why I should go for Breast Elastography?

Please remember, this is just a preventive measure. Opting for breast elastography does not mean that you have a cancer.

What is Breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the uncontrolled growth of the breast cells; it appears in the form of tumor in/around breast area.

How likely is it for one to get breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst women. Every woman has the chance of getting breast cancer. It is thus critical that one should be informed to take control of this disease. Remember, early detection and treatment provides best outcome, so don’t let fear stop you from seeing a physician.

Who should go for Breast Elastography?

All Females with high risk of developing breast cancer and with dense breast or with breast lumps should go for breast elastography.

Who is at risk?

Women in the following categories are at increased risk of developing breast cancer

It is found that chances of breast cancer increases drastically as one get older. Beside age it is found that breast cancer is now one of the lifestyle diseases and specific cause is not known. However it is observed that change in lifestyle, food, genes and high levels of stress & pollution may play important role in developing breast cancer.

Is there any side effect of Breast Elastography?

Breast Elastography is absolutely

Like conventional ultrasound Breast Elastography is a very safe test. It is advanced tool to diagnose, evaluate and follow up of breast cancer. As a result unnecessary painful and risky biopsies can be avoided.

Some useful facts about prevention of breast cancer

Other facilities available at P.H. Diagnostic Centre