Fibroscan

 

 

 

Fibroscans for liver conditions with our Gastroenterologist in Surrey and South East

 

What is a Fibroscan?

There are a number of liver diseases such as haemochromatosis, hepatitis and alcohol related liver disease. Many of them affect the liver in the same way causing inflammation and scaring. A fibroscan involves the use of ultrasound to measure any inflammation in your liver. Quick, simple and painless, a fibroscan will provide results within the same day and is less invasive and time consuming than a liver biopsy.

 

 

 

 

Why would I have a Fibroscan?

A fibroscan will be required to check on the condition of your liver if you are suffering from:

  • Viral Hepatitis B and C
  • Alcohol related liver disease
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Hepatitis C and HIV co-infection
  • Autoimmune liver disease

 

What happens during a Fibroscan?

You shouldn't eat any food or drink any liquid at least two hours before your fibroscan. During treatment a probe will be placed on your abdomen and the sound waves will be sent through the abdominal wall where it will produce readings and scores used for diagnosis. A fibroscan should be completed within 10 to 20 minutes and will be reviewed immediately or at the next consultation.

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