Beyond the Biopsy

September 8, 2020
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Perspectum is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Global Liver Institute's Beyond the Biopsy initiative and its mission to accelerate the acceptance and adoption of noninvasive technologies as an alternative to biopsy.  

Tune in to virtual panels with leading experts, policymakers, and patient advocates starting September 9th. GLI LIVE Beyond the Biopsy Panels Schedule:

  • September 9, 12:00pm EDT: GLI LIVE: Beyond the Biopsy, The Colorado Panel
  • September 16, 12:00pm EDT: GLI LIVE: Beyond the Biopsy, The Massachusetts Panel
  • September 21, 11:30am EDT: GLI LIVE: Beyond the Biopsy, The New York Panel
  • September 29, 3:30pm EDT: GLI LIVE: Beyond the Biopsy, in Review

Quick Facts

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects an estimated one in four people worldwide  
  • Up to 40% of NASH patients will progress to liver cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer, if unchecked  
  • By 2030, the prevalence of NASH is expected to increase by 63% in the US from 16.5 million in 2015 to 27 million cases
  • NAFLD/NASH often has no symptoms  
  • People who are overweight or obese, or have diabetes and high cholesterol are at greater risk to have NAFLD  
  • Liver biopsy is considered the gold standard for diagnosing liver disease but is invasive, potentially inaccurate, and carries risk to patients
  • Non-invasive diagnostics offer a safe, reliable alternative that can measure changes throughout the whole liver `
  • Our LiverMultiScan service offers an effective diagnostic aid for patients during COVID-19 with contrast-free, safe scans for patient comfort that do not require physical proximity between the provider and the patient 

LiverMultiScan, a Non- Invasive Diagnostic

Our LiverMultiScan imaging technology is used in clinical practice and clinical trials in NASH globally to help assess patients and monitor treatment effects. Most patients find an MRI procedure quick and painless. A LiverMultiScan report will be provided to your doctor, giving them insight into your liver health.  

LiverMultiScan Availability

Massachusetts: Massachusetts General Hospital and Alliance Healthcare Radiology

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