These news features describe how magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), developed at Mayo Clinic, uses sound waves to detect liver fibrosis without a biopsy. They also demonstrate the growing demand for MRE in the health care field.

New test for liver disease

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed technology called magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). This technology allows doctors to use sound waves instead of doing a liver biopsy to see if a patient's liver is harder than it should be.

Mayo Clinic researchers discover a new way to find out if a liver is developing fibrosis.

Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE)

Mayo Clinic physicians have developed a new technology called magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) that determines the stiffness (fibrosis) of the liver without needle sticks in patients with hepatitis C. This technology makes treating liver disease easier and more effective for many patients.

Mayo Clinic has developed a new technology that allows people with liver disease to be tested for fibrosis without a biopsy.