- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists invented MRE and have the world's greatest experience with the technique, using it on more than 2,000 people. It is available at all three Mayo Clinic locations.
- Early detection. Magnetic resonance elastography can accurately identify liver hardening (fibrosis) at an early stage, when treatment can still be effective.
- Noninvasive. MRE offers a noninvasive alternative to taking a sample of liver tissue (biopsy), the only other way to identify liver hardening. Magnetic resonance elastography is easier, more comfortable, safer and less costly.
- Latest knowledge. Mayo imaging researchers are working with doctors from many specialties to improve this new technique and explore applications in other diseases, including Alzheimer's, heart failure and breast cancer.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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