First in San Antonio to offer Liver MRI Elastography!

Early Detection of Liver Disease
  • Fatty liver disease affects 20-30% of Americans1
  • Hepatitis affects 5 million Americans1
  • Both fatty liver and hepatitis can progress to Cirrhosis

MRI Elastography detects early effects of liver fibrosis before changes are visible on other imaging exams.2 Elastography provides a non-invasive, safe global assessment of the entire liver and is performed as part of a comprehensive liver MRI. In addition to early detection, MRI Elastography provides a quantitative measurement of total liver stiffness and aids in selecting area for tissue biopsy. Highly reliable measurements are provided with little test-retest variation with results that may guide adjustments in patient therapy.

Clinical Indications

  • Fatty Liver
  • Hepatitis
  • Fibrosis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Chronic Alcohol Use
  • Therapy Monitoring

Scheduling: 210.617.9000

MRI Elastography is performed on 1.5T Wide Open MRI at the following locations:

Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital

Northeast Imaging Center

Huebner Imaging Center

Metropolitan Imaging Center

1Procedure Images/Statistics reprinted from Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vol 5, Issue 10, Yin et al, Assessment of Hepatic Fibrosis with Magnetic Resonance Elastography, Pages 1207-1213.e2,2007, with permission of Elsevier.
2Kim et al, Advanced Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Noninvasive Assessment with MR Elastography. doi: 10.1148/radiol. 13121193