How to perform shear wave elastography. Part I

Giovanna Ferraioli, Richard G Barr, André Farrokh, Maija Radzina, Xin Wu Cui, Yi Dong, Laurence Rocher, Vito Cantisani, Eleonora Polito, Mirko D'Onofrio, Davide Roccarina, Yasunobu Yamashita, Manjiri K Dighe, Christoph F Dietrich (Coresponding Author)

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We recently introduced a series of papers describing how to do certain techniques. This article is the first part of a review of shear wave elastography (SWE). It reports the principles and interpretation of the technique and describes how to optimize it. Normal values, pitfalls and artefacts for the examination of liver, breast. thyroid and salivary gland with shear wave elastography are presented. The manuscript provides specific tips for applying SWE as part of a diagnostic US examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-106
JournalMedical Ultrasonography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • ultrasound
  • elastography
  • elastometry
  • techniqu

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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