Volume 11 | No. 4 | Jul / Aug 2023

Seeking feedback on elastography services

DAP update


The College is seeking feedback from physicians and facilities providing and or interpreting dynamic elastography services which include:

  • Vibration-controlled transient elastography (VCTE, Fibroscan)
  • Acoustic radiation force impulse elastography (ARFI)
  • Shear-wave elastography (SWE, PSWE ultrasound or 2D-SWE ultrasound)
  • Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE)

Elastography describes any imaging modality that provides a measurement of the elastic properties and stiffness of soft tissues. Dynamic elastography methods use the propagation of sheer waves in the body versus the static compression of tissues used in strain elastography.

All dynamic elastography services will be accredited by the Diagnostic Accreditation Program and additional information will be provided in the coming months.

Those who provide, interpret, or care for patients who have dynamic elastography services are invited to complete the dynamic elastography survey.

For additional information regarding hepatic elastography imaging, view the BC HTAC recommendations.