FibroScan and Fatty Liver Disease
FibroScan® is a noninvasive diagnostic ultrasound-based device used to measure liver scarring, or fibrosis, caused by different liver diseases. Similar to a conventional ultrasound exam, outpatient FibroScan® testing is quick, painless and easy, and provides a non-surgical alternative to the traditional liver biopsy to assess liver damage.
Your physician may recommend a FibroScan® test if you have one of the following chronic liver conditions:
- hepatitis B
- hepatitis C
- alcoholic liver disease
- non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
- autoimmune hepatitis
- genetic diseases such as hemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease
To prepare for the FibroScan® Test, you need to make sure there is no food or liquids (including water) for 3 hours prior to the procedure.
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