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What is FibroScan?

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What is Fibroscan?
It is a newly ultrasound based technology that visualizes tissue and fats in the liver. The examination is painless, and reduces any chance of infection compared to ‘Liver Biopsy

How does Fibroscan work?
Vibration Controlled Transient Elastography (VCTE) uses low frequency waves at 50 hertz into to calculate any fibrous tissue in your liver.
Controlled Attenuation parameter (CAP) is used to calculate fats in the liver.

Symptoms and possible causes of Liver problems

  • Jaundice and Fatigue
  • Digestion Dysfunction
  • Chronic Alcoholism
  • Family members with Liver Cancer
  • Hepatitis B and C

Does it hurt?

  • No!
  • The entire procedure is over within 5-10 minutes’
  • Slight vibration when the probe is on the skin surface.
  • No problems with serial examinations.


Having Fibroscan

  • Lie down with both arms are above your head. The technician applies gel on the probe or patient skin.
  • The examination takes 10 readings to get the final result.
  • The doctor will take the result and advise any treatment required.


What is Fibroscan for?
It helps in diagnosis and evaluation to plan the treatment. It is a better option for the patients who do not wish for a liver biopsy.

Who can carry out Fibroscan procedures?
Only Gastroenterologists and Nuclear medicine specialists can process the test.

Cautions with Fibroscan

  • It only can be used for Liver diagnosis
  • Cardiac patient who has a pacemaker and defibrillator
  • Patient with ascites (fluid in the abdomen
  • Not recommended during pregnancy

For more information, please contact GI and Liver Center Tel. 0 3890 9345