FibroScan® - The Consistent, Painless Approach to Liver Management
FibroScan®, also called transient elastography, is an accurate, non-invasive, painless aid for managing patients with liver disease.
FibroScan® works by emitting a pulse of energy, which you may feel as a slight vibration on your skin. FibroScan® then measures the speed of this energy and immediately provides this information to your physician, who then uses it as part of a broader evaluation of your liver health.
Benefits of FibroScan®
- Consistent results
- Examined area is 100 times the size of a needle biopsy
- Covered by most insurance plans
- Procedure is painless and takes about ten minutes
Uses of FibroScan®
FibroScan® is today’s latest technology for quickly and painlessly evaluating liver health. When performed as an overall evaluation, FibroScan® provides valuable information for health care providers that might otherwise only be available from a liver biopsy.
FibroScan® can help with the management of:
How FibroScan® Works
FibroScan® non-invasively measures the stiffness of your liver by capturing and calculating the speed of a shear wave as it travels through the liver. This detection of stiffness maybe used as an aid to clinical management of liver disease. During the scan, you will only feel a slight vibration on the skin at the tip of the probe.