Transient elastography for assessment of liver fibrosis and steatosis: OHTAC recommendation

Health Quality Ontario
Record ID 32015001205
Authors' recomendations: HQO has developed a decision-making framework to help guide deliberation and support the development of OHTAC recommendations regarding the uptake, diffusion, distribution, or removal of health interventions in Ontario. Appendix 1 provides a summary of the decision determinants for this recommendation. OHTAC members accepted that TE and CAP offer diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness that is comparable to liver biopsy. OHTAC came to a consensus that it could presume a beneficial impact of TE for the assessment of liver fibrosis. OHTAC felt it could not presume a beneficial impact of TE with CAP for the assessment of steatosis, given that treatment for steatosis generally consists of providing advice about healthy behaviours.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2015
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Elasticity Imaging Techniques
  • Fatty Liver
  • Liver Cirrhosis
Organisation Name: Health Quality Ontario
Contact Address: Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5
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