Evaluation of the Relationship between Spleen Elastography Score and Spleen Size in Healthy Individuals


1 Department of Radiology Faculty of Medicine, Mashahd Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad*

2 Department of Radiology Faculty of Medicine, Mashahd Medical Sciences Islamic Azad University, Mashhad



Determining the relationship between spleen elastography score and spleen size with age, sex, BMI and family history of spleen disorders in healthy people.
This study was conducted on 54 number of hospital staff and students of the faculty and affiliated hospitals of Islamic Azad University of Mashhad during 1400-1401, who had no history of chronic liver disease, portal hypertension and hematological disorders. Spleen shear wave-based elastography was calculated by taking the average of three valid measurements in kilopascals.
The results of this research show that the average score of spleen elastography in healthy people is 18.12±3.01 kilopascals, and it has no statistically significant relationship with
spleen size, gender, age, and body mass index (p-value>0.05). Also, the results showed that the average size of the spleen in healthy people is 94.54 ± 13.29 mm and it has a statistically significant relationship with gender and body mass index (p-value<0.05). The average size of the spleen is greater in men than in women, and with the increase in body mass index, the size of the spleen increases. According to the correlation analysis, there is an inverse linear relationship between age and spleen size, and with increasing age, the size of the spleen decreases.
The results of this study can be a reference point in the evaluation of spleen stiffness, especially in patients with liver disease.