Hirokazu Takahashi

Dr. Takahashi is a graduate of Saga Medical School, in Saga, Japan. He is a Hepatology specialist and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Hepatology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology at Saga Medical School. In 2008, dr. Takahashi received a Travel Award for the 18th Annual Meeting of United European Gastroenterology. He was 2009 the recipient of the Young Investigator’s Award from The Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine at their 19th Annual Meeting. Dr. Takahashi is an active board member of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology, Japan Society of Hepatology and Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine. Dr. Takahashi has featured as a guest editor for numerous journals and has been a reviewer for the Journal of Gastroenterology, Liver International, the European Journal of Ultrasound and Hepatology International.

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Liver biopsy is recommended as the gold standard method to determine diagnosis, fibrosis staging, prognosis and therapeutic indications in patients with chronic liver disease. However, liver biopsy is an invasive procedure with a risk of complications which can be serious. This book provides the management of the complications in liver biopsy. Additionally, this book provides also the references for the new technology of liver biopsy including the non-invasive elastography, imaging methods and blood panels which could be the alternatives to liver biopsy. The non-invasive methods, especially the elastography, which is the new procedure in hot topics, which were frequently reported in these years. In this book, the professionals of elastography show the mechanism, availability and how to use this technology in a clinical field of elastography. The comprehension of elastography could be a great help for better dealing and for understanding of liver biopsy.

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