A Study of Using Ultrasound to Evaluate Post-Transplant Acute Liver Rejection


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 15-003367
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 15-003367

About this study

Liver biopsy is routinely performed at day 7 after liver transplant at Mayo to evaluate acute liver rejection.The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility of a non-invasive evaluation of acute liver rejection by using ultrasound measurements.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients of liver transplant
  • Age greater than 18 and less than 80
  • BMI no greater than 35

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Lack capacity to consent
  • Unreliable ultrasound measurements

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Shigao Chen, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Jill Weston



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