HEPATOLOGY DEPARTMENT

FIBROSCAN

 

FibroScan Rapid, painless, and completely non-invasive examination of your liver!!!

 

What is FibroScan?

Examination with FibroScan is also called transient elastography which is a technique used to assess Liver Stiffness (measured in KPa correlated to Fibrosis) and Controlled Attenuation parameter, CAP (measured in dB correlated to steatosis) without invasive investigation.

The result is immediate, it shows the condition of the liver and allows physicians to diagnose and monitor disease evolution in conjunction with treatment and collateral factors. Exam results help to anticipate various complications, as well as to monitor and assess the damage caused by conditions such as cirrhosis.

 

 Is it painful?

The FibroScan" examination is painless, quick and easy. During measurement, you feel a slight vibration on the skin at the tip of the probe.

 

 

What does the FibroScan examination consist of?

 You lie on your back, with your right arm raised behind your head. Physician applies a water-based gel to the skin and places the probe with a slight pressure.

 The examination includes 10 consecutive measurements made at the same location.

 The result is delivered at the end of the examination in the form of numbers both for liver stiffness and CAP. Your doctor will interpret these numbers.

 

What difference does FibroScan' make for me?

 FibroScan' provides immediate results, it’s easy and fast (5-10 minutes).

 The exam is painless and non-invasive.

 In case of close follow-up, the examination can be safely repeated.

 

The FibroScan examination should not be used:

 On any organ other than the liver

 On patients with active implantable devices such as pacemakers.

 On wounds

 On pregnant women

 On patients with ascites.