An MRE examination is usually done as part of a conventional MRI examination. A standard MRI liver examination takes about 15 to 45 minutes. The MRE part of the test takes less than five minutes.
In an MRE examination, a small pad is placed on the surface of your body. The pad emits low-frequency vibrations that pass through your liver. A computer measures the speed at which the vibrations pass through the liver. Vibrations travel faster through stiff tissue.
After the MRE procedure, a computer program creates a color-coded map showing the stiffness of your liver tissue.
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