A FibroScan is an imaging process of the liver that does not involve any surgery, and can help diagnose liver disease.
What is it
A FibroScan is a non-invasive procedure that scans the liver. It is used to look for fibrosis or cirrhosis of the liver. The scan functions by measuring the velocity of a sound wave through the liver to determine the liver stiffness.
How to prepare
You cannot eat or drink at least three hours prior to the procedure.
What happens during the process
This is a non-invasive process, so you are able to stay fully awake during the process. Gel will be applied to your side, on the lower chest, and then a probe moves over the area recording data. The results of the procedure are immediate.
Risks and Complications
There are no known risks for this procedure.
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