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Currently, MRE is a clinical tool to assess hepatic fibrosis at many institutions. MRE is superior to many invasive techniques (i.e. biopsies, catheter based Pressure-Volume measurements and mechanical testing) as it is noninvasive and can be performed in-vivo under physiologic conditions. MRE could make stiffness widely available and could revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases affecting stiffness of soft tissues. For example in Liver: diagnosis of hepatic fibrosis, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, liver tumors etc. Heart: diagnosis of diastolic dysfunction, myocardial infarction, hypertrophic cardiaomyopathy, contractility etc. Brain: diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s etc., Aorta: Aortic aneurysms, hypertension etc. Prostate: Prostate cancer. Breast: Breast cancer. Lungs: Interstitial lung disease, COPD etc. Pancreas: Pancreatic cancer.

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