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Effects of patient factors on noninvasive liver stiffness measurement using acoustic radiation force impulse elastography in patients with chronic hepatitis C

  • Sheng-Hung Chen1, 2,
  • Yu-Fen Li3,
  • Hsueh-Chou Lai1, 4,
  • Jung-Ta Kao1, 2,
  • Cheng-Yuan Peng1, 5Email author,
  • Po-Heng Chuang1, 2,
  • Wen-Pang Su1, 2 and
  • I-Ping Chiang5, 6
BMC Gastroenterology201212:105

DOI: 10.1186/1471-230X-12-105

Received: 24 February 2012

Accepted: 2 August 2012

Published: 10 August 2012

Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital
China Medical University
Institute of Biostatistics Center, China Medical University
College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University
School of Medicine, China Medical University
Department of Pathology, China Medical University Hospital