Strain wave elastography for evaluation of renal parenchyma in chronic kidney disease

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Menzilcioglu M. S. , Duymus M., Citil S., Avcu S., Gungor G., Sahin T., ...Daha Fazla

BRITISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, cilt.88, sa.1050, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 88 Konu: 1050
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1259/bjr.20140714


Objective: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important and costly health problem in developed countries and has a tendency to progress to end-stage renal disease regardless of the aetiology. This progress ends in interstitial fibrosis, which decreases the elasticity of tissue. Elastography is a developing technique to assess tissue elasticity. The aim of this study was to determine the difference of strain index (SI) value of renal parenchyma between patients with CKD and healthy individuals. In addition, SI differences of inter-stages were studied.