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Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE Scan)

About MR Elastography

King’s College Hospital Dubai is at the forefront of medical innovation, introducing the state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE). This non-invasive imaging technique revolutionizes liver diagnostics by providing precise and detailed insights into tissue stiffness. Our adoption of MRE underscores our commitment to leveraging advanced technology to enhance diagnostic accuracy and deliver superior patient care.

Diagnostic Capability

MR Elastography is a groundbreaking tool in the diagnosis and management of liver fibrosis, a condition often resulting from chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. Traditional methods of assessing liver health, such as biopsies, can be invasive and uncomfortable. MRE offers a painless, non-invasive alternative, making it an invaluable resource for:

  • Early Detection: Identifies liver fibrosis at its earliest stages, facilitating timely intervention and treatment.
  • Progress Monitoring: Tracks the progression of liver conditions over time, allowing for dynamic and responsive treatment plans.
  • Comprehensive Assessment: Provides a detailed stiffness map of liver tissues, offering insights that are not possible with conventional imaging techniques.

How It Works

The MRE scan process is designed to be patient-friendly, ensuring both comfort and accuracy:

  1. Preparation: Patients lie comfortably on an MRI table. No special preparation or fasting is required before the scan.
  2. Vibration: A mechanical driver, placed over the liver area, sends gentle, painless vibrations through the body.
  3. Imaging: The MRI machine captures these vibrations, creating detailed images and maps of tissue stiffness.

The entire procedure is typically completed within 30 to 60 minutes, making it a convenient option for patients with busy schedules.

Patients Who Qualify

MR Elastography is highly suitable for a wide range of patients, including:

  • Chronic Liver Disease Patients: Those diagnosed with hepatitis B or C, or other chronic liver conditions.
  • Fatty Liver Disease Patients: Individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or alcoholic liver disease.
  • At-Risk Individuals: Patients at risk of developing liver fibrosis or cirrhosis, including those with metabolic disorders.
  • Biopsy Alternatives: Individuals seeking a non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy for fibrosis assessment.

Why Choose King’s College Hospital Dubai?

At King’s College Hospital Dubai, patient care is our utmost priority. By choosing us for your MR Elastography, you benefit from:

  • Expert Medical Team: Our team of experienced gastroenterologists, radiologists, and healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality care.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize the latest in medical technology to ensure accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans.
  • Comprehensive Care: From diagnosis to treatment and follow-up, we offer a holistic approach to managing liver health.