What is FibroScan®?
FibroScan® measures the extent of the scarring of the liver in patients with chronic liver disease.
Chronic liver disease is attributed to various things including genetics, viruses, unhealthy lifestyle choices, certain medications and pollutants. There are several types of chronic liver disease; the most common are Cirrhosis, Hepatitis and Fatty Liver.
Did you know that liver scanning with FibroScan® is noninvasive, painless, quick and easy?
Most people who’ve had a liver biopsy don’t want to undergo another one, but for certain illnesses, repeat biopsies are necessary. Now there’s new technology that doesn’t involve a needle, the risk of complications or pain. The results are immediate and show the evolution of the health of your liver.
What does the FibroScan® examination consists of?
You lie on your back, with your right arm raised behind your head. Your technician applies a water based gel to the skin and places the probe against your skin with a slight pressure. The examination includes 10 consecutive measurements made at the same location.
Can I eat prior to the test?
You should not eat within 2 or 3 hours of the FibroScan® test.
What do I wear?
The FibroScan® test is performed on your right side under your arm at the level of your breast bone. Patients should wear a blouse or shirt which can be partially unbuttoned to expose their right side above the waist and below the breast bone.
How long is the test?
The entire FibroScan® test session will require 15-20 minutes and provides immediate results.
Is FibroScan® test accurate?
Yes. Hundreds of research studies on tens of thousands of patients worldwide have proven that FibroScan® is VERY accurate in determining the stiffness of a patient’s liver.
FibroScan® is a registered trademark of Echosens
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