Fibroscan uses a specialized and unique ultrasound-based equipment used for measuring fat build up and scarring, called fatty change, in the liver. Like any other ultrasound examination, FibroScan is painless, quick and hassle-free. Read more
Understanding Your FibroScan
A Fibroscan is a simple, painless, non-invasive and advanced that is used to assess the health of the liver. During the procedure, a probe is placed on the skin. A combination of ultrasound technology, elastic waves from a mechanical pulse and ultrasound, a numerical value measuring the ‘stiffness’ of the liver is recorded. ‘Stiffness’ can indicate conditions like liver scarring or fibrosis that can lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis.
How is FibroScan different from a traditional biopsy?
Fibroscan uses a specialized and unique ultrasound-based equipment used for measuring fat build up and scarring, called fatty change, in the liver. Like any other ultrasound examination, FibroScan is painless, quick and hassle-free. And because it is non-invasive, it does not have the same risks that come with invasive biopsy.
A FibroScan does not require special preparations, although you may be asked not to eat or drink a few hours before your FibroScan commences. It is painless. It requires no sedation, and only takes a few minutes to get completed. After a FibroScan, you can easily be back on your feet within minutes. There is no need for recovery time or special instructions.
Why a Fibroscan is more effective
- It is quick and painless
- Spots early signs of liver damage
- Provides timely and accurate diagnosis that can determine the type of treatment required
- Reduces the need for a liver biopsy
- Can easily monitor changes in liver disease
Learn about Our GI Unit
The GI Unit at Medica Superspecialty Hospital uses state-of-the-art facilities and offers Consultant-led Fibroscan services. This allows the opportunity to discuss results with leading liver experts at the time of examination.
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We have a team of world-leading hepatologists, liver specialists and hepatobiliary surgeons who make up the Centre for Liver Diseases. Request an appointment here.