A 58-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

what is the sensitivity of ultrasound in deecting cirrhosis?i

1 doctor answer
Dr. Celia Padron
38 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Useful tool: Ultrasound is a major screening tool for cirrhosis and its complications. It is also useful to aid in biopsy. CT and MRI are insensitive in early cirrhosis but helpfull on end stage disease.
Answered on Dec 7, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Ultrasound may not have sufficient resolution to detect cirrhosis. Elevated ALT alone is not an indication of cirrhosis either. If you have any concer ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Ultrasound of liver: Ultrasound is a very good test to look for liver cirrhosis. This is because a liver that is scarred from whatever disease, will have a different "echo ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
No: Cirrhosis has stages. In the early stage, it can be hard to see on any study. There are new U/S techniques that examine the elasticity of tissues. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Anything possible: Have no idea what your medical history, symptoms or problems are so there is no way in which to comment intelligently. Ask your doctor what is going o ... Read More
1
1 comment

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month