At Suyash Diagnostic Centre, we have the latest technology of Ultrasound Elastography. Elastography is a type of Ultrasound test technique. Elastography is a medical imaging mechanism that measures the elasticity (or stiffness) of soft tissues to help diagnose various medical conditions. It is often used in conjunction with ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies. It includes shear wave elastography & strain elastography. The technique works by applying a small mechanical stress, such as a compression, vibration, or a push, and then observing the resulting deformation in the tissue. The assumption is that the tissue's response will vary according to its mechanical properties. For example, healthy tissues may have different stiffness compared to diseased tissues such as tumors or fibrosis, which are typically harder.

Elastography has several applications:

Breast Imaging : It's often used to differentiate benign from malignant breast lesions, as malignant tumors tend to be stiffer than surrounding tissues.

Liver Fibrosis : Elastography can be used to assess the degree of liver fibrosis non-invasively, reducing the need for liver biopsies.

Thyroid Nodules : This technique is also used in evaluating thyroid nodules, aiding in distinguishing between benign and malignant nodules.

Prostate Cancer : Elastography can be used to detect areas of prostate cancer which may be stiffer than normal prostate tissue.

While Elastography can be highly useful, it is not a stand-alone diagnostic tool. It must be used in conjunction with other diagnostic procedures and in consideration of a patient's overall medical history and condition.

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