What is a Fibroscan or Transient elastography?
A FibroScan or Transient elastography is a non-invasive way to reveal any fibrosis(scarring or stiffness) or fatty deposits within the liver. It is a quick and simple test that works using ultrasound.
Preparation for Fibroscan?
Do not eat or drink 3 hours prior to your test being performed
Abdominal Ultrasound common uses:
Evaluate the amount of fibrosis(scarring) in the liver from various diseases and to calculate the amount of fat in the liver
What to expect during the Fibroscan?
You will lay on your back with your right arm raised above your head. A gel will be applied to your skin and the a probe will be placed on the right side of your ribcage. The procedure last approximately 15 min.
Once your exam is complete, your physician will review your results to manage your liver health.