We are proud to announce the publication of a brand-new study conducted in collaboration with the Division for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at the Medical University of Vienna. This research assesses the diagnostic performance of the high-powered deep abdominal ultrasound transducer (DAX), capable of performing both point shear wave elastography (pSWE) and two-dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE). The study, conducted on a cohort with a high prevalence of obesity and metabolic-associated steatohepatitis (MASLD), demonstrates that the DAX transducer significantly improves the reliability of liver stiffness measurements (LSM). Unlike traditional methods, including transient elastography, which often fails in obese populations, the DAX transducer shows superior performance in diagnosing advanced fibrosis and cirrhosis.

This publication marks a significant advancement in non-invasive liver diagnostics and offers a new tool for better managing the risks associated with fibrosis in patients with obesity-related liver conditions.

Read the full study here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38693718/