EASL European Congress March 30 - April 3, 2011, Berlin, Germany: VCTE(TM) Developed by Echosens, the Leading Technique for Evaluation of Liver Disease

By Echosens, PRNE
Thursday, April 21, 2011

PARIS, April 22, 2011 - On the occasion of the 46th Congress of the European Association for the
Study of the Liver, the VCTE(TM) (Vibration Controlled Transient
Elastography) from Echosens stood out as a leading technique in the field. It
is the only technique able to measure elasticity at a predetermined,
controlled frequency (50 Hz), which is essential because elasticity increases
as frequency increases.

Today, liver elasticity is recognized as an indicator of liver problems
due to its link to fibrosis and cirrhosis, as well as other factors such as
portal hypertension, inflammation, congestion, and cholestasia, which arise
from chronic liver disease.

FibroScan(R)502 Touch:

The FibroScan(R)502, which allows non-invasive, quantitative measurement
of liver fibrosis, has undergone development and is now available in a
"Touchscreen" version.

- New touchscreen interface is more ergonomic and user-friendly,

- Faster examinations, with one-third the acquisition time,

- Better patient file management,

- Complete personalized examination reports,

- Recommendations for which probe to use (M or XL)

Desk Solution:

The new reporting software and exam management is easy to use. You can
export FibroScan(R) data, manage data for each patient, guarantee better
visualization of the examination results, and re-read elastograms on the
physician's computer.

CAP(TM) (Controlled Attenuation Parameter)

Adapted for the FibroScan(R), this innovation precisely quantifies the
steatosis. Incidences of metabolic diseases (type 2 diabetes, obesity) are
rapidly increasing across the globe. They cause complications including
non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Steatosis can also be alcohol induced.

This CAP parameter will become the standard in detection and
quantification of steatosis. During this Congress, Professor Victor de
Lédinghen (University Medical Center of Bordeaux) presented the results of a
long-term study to validate CAP(TM), measured using the FibroScan(R). The
study involved 112 patients undergoing a liver biopsy as part of management
of a chronic disease (36% hepatitis C, 4% hepatitis B, 5% alcohol abuse, 25%
NAFLD, 30% other). It demonstrates the superiority of CAP(TM) compared to the
SteatoTest(R) or the Fatty Liver Index score (which are based on biological
and clinical parameters).

Press contact: ECHOSENS, Richard Guillaume: Mob.: +33-6-11-49-78-32,
richard.guillaume at echosens.com

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