Your gastroenterologist may recommend a MR elastography is you have one or more of the following issues:
A MR elastography can help identify the severity of your liver disease and gauge how well you are responding to treatment.
You must inform the MRI technician if you have one more of the following devices in your body:
There are currently no known complications or risks for a MR elastography. However, as MR elastographies are usually done concurrently with an MRI, a contrast dye might be used. MRI contrast dyes are usually very safe as long as caution is used in patients with pre existing kidney problems.