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Non-invasive evaluation of hepatic fibrosis: don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched
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    Non-invasive evaluation of hepatic fibrosis using magnetic resonance and ultrasound techniques
    • Jeremy F L Cobbold, Clinical Research Fellow
    • Other Contributors:
      • Marzena Wylezinska, Cliona Cunningham, Mary E. Crossey, Howard C. Thomas, I. Jane Cox, Nayna Patel, and Simon D. Taylor-Robinson.

    Dear Editor,

    In his recent Gut commentary, Pinzani discusses approaches to non- invasive evaluation of liver fibrosis and addresses some of the methods currently under investigation.(1) We agree that liver histology is a surrogate end-point and Pinzani emphasises the need for longitudinal studies based on hard clinical endpoints. However, he states "At present, CT and MR can indicate the presence of cirrhosis with...

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