TY - CHAP A1 - Lungen Lu A2 - Kun Zhou ED1 - Hirokazu Takahashi Y1 - 2011-09-06 PY - 2011 T1 - Noninvasive Alternatives for the Assessment of Liver Fibrosis N2 - Liver biopsy is recommended as the gold standard method to determine diagnosis, fibrosis staging, prognosis and therapeutic indications in patients with chronic liver disease. However, liver biopsy is an invasive procedure with a risk of complications which can be serious. This book provides the management of the complications in liver biopsy. Additionally, this book provides also the references for the new technology of liver biopsy including the non-invasive elastography, imaging methods and blood panels which could be the alternatives to liver biopsy. The non-invasive methods, especially the elastography, which is the new procedure in hot topics, which were frequently reported in these years. In this book, the professionals of elastography show the mechanism, availability and how to use this technology in a clinical field of elastography. The comprehension of elastography could be a great help for better dealing and for understanding of liver biopsy. BT - Liver Biopsy SP - Ch. 16 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/20167 DO - 10.5772/20167 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-18 ER -