FibroScan Liver Test
About FibroScan Liver Test
FibroScan is a tool used for non-invasive examinations of the liver. It works by releasing a small pulse of energy to calculate the speed of energy as it travels through your liver, allowing for interpretation of the liver’s stiffness and fat. This information gives the provider a better understanding of the overall health of your liver, and can help to gauge how it changes over time with lifestyle or medical intervention.
To effectively get the readings, a water-based gel will be applied to the skin around the right side of the ribcage, and the non-invasive probe will be rubbed over the area, producing shear waves. This process feels like light taps on the skin.