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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.

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 then a probe will be placed on the right side of your ribcage. The procedure lasts approximately 15 min.

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.

Results:

Once your exam is complete, your physician will review your results to manage your liver health.

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