Why choose Mayo ClinicBy Mayo Clinic Staff
June 06, 2014
- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists invented MRE. Each year, Mayo specialists perform MRE on more than 600 people. MRE is available at all three Mayo Clinic locations.
- Early detection. Magnetic resonance elastography can accurately identify liver fibrosis at an early stage, when treatment can still be effective.
- Noninvasive. MRE offers a noninvasive alternative to taking a liver biopsy. Magnetic resonance elastography is easier, more comfortable and safer.
- New ideas. 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.
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