Ultrasound Elastography

Ultrasound Elastography allows our radiologists to map the elastic properties of soft tissue. High-frequency sound waves are used to measure the softness or hardness of tissue, which helps your doctor diagnose or track certain conditions and diseases. Elastography may be used on numerous organs and tissues, including the liver and breast. It can help differentiate between malignant (cancerous) and benign (non-cancerous) tissues, identify changes in muscles and tendons, as well as assess liver fibrosis.

Fast, non-invasive liver assessments

Using ShearWave™ Elastography with UltraFast™ Imaging, Advanced Radiology helps patients manage chronic liver disease. ShearWave Elastography is a real-time, non-invasive way to stage liver fibrosis. These exams can take as little as 60 seconds (up to 5 minutes). UltraFast™ Imaging acquires 20,000 images per second—200 times faster than conventional ultrasound. Using this advanced technology may reduce the number of liver biopsies since elastography can validate the absence of fibrosis.

Ultrasound Elastography exams are available at the following Advanced Radiology locations

Call to Schedule: 203-337-XRAY (9729)

Fairfield – 1055 Post Road
Shelton – 4 Corporate Drive, Suite 182
Stamford1259 E Main Street
Stratford – 2876 Main Street
Trumbull – Advanced Women’s Imaging Center – 15 Corporate Drive
Orange – 297 Boston Post Road


Ultrasound exams are pain-free and usually take 20 to 30 minutes. The technologist places gel on the skin of the area to be examined, and then moves the ultrasound transducer, or wand, over the skin.

Morning appointments: Nothing to eat or drink (except clear liquids) from midnight (12:00 AM) the evening before the exam. No breakfast or water in the morning. If you take oral medications, please take them with a minimal amount of water or, bring the medication to the office and take it immediately following the study.

Afternoon appointments: 5-hour food and liquid fast. Any meal before the fast cannot have dairy or fat within it.