Basic Principles and Applications of Ultrasound Elastography - RAD21

Basic Principles and Applications of Ultrasound Elastography

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
(4.5 / 101 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Elastography is the measurement of the elastic properties of soft tissues. Elastography enhances many traditional imaging modalities, including ultrasound and MRI. Elastography images are obtained while the region of interest is compressed or placed under stress, and differences in tissues are discerned. Ultrasound-based elastography is a noninvasive imaging technique that is useful in many clinical settings and is a rapid, painless, reproducible method of assessing several pathologies. Ultrasound-based elastography offers few safety concerns and enhances the versatility of traditional ultrasound. The clinical uses of elastography in assessments of the liver, musculoskeletal system, and several cancers are growing, and research into its applications continues to be validated and expanded. Eventually, elastography may replace invasive diagnostic methods, such as biopsy, in certain disease states and conditions.


The goal of this program is to inform healthcare personnel about applications of ultrasound-based elastography that are used in clinical practice. After studying the information presented here, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the principles of ultrasound-based elastography
  • Explain the applications of ultrasound elastography in clinical practice
  • List advantages and limitations of ultrasound elastography

Approval Information
This course is intended for imaging and radiation therapists.
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 5/1/2019 to 6/1/2022
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 2/7/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/7/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/1/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Leilani H - Houston, TX  ·  May 28, 2020
This course was very informative.
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Mark C - SAN MARCOS, CA  ·  May 11, 2020
Enjoyed this learning module
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Carrie M - mesa, AZ  ·  Apr 28, 2020
Very informative and easy to understand, thank you.
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Mollie P - Rocky Mount, NC  ·  Apr 22, 2020
I learned a lot about Elastography
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Belinda R - Houston, TX  ·  Apr 21, 2020
super informative, i like reading the content and answering the questions
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Price: $10.00
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