What is a Fibroscan?

There are a number of liver diseases such as haemochromatosis, hepatitis, fatty liver  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 bedside ultrasound to measure fat and early live damage (scarring or fibrosis).

Quick, simple and painless, a fibroscan will provide instant results  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
  • Genetic / metabolic  liver disease 
  • Drug related liver injury


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.

Arrange A Consultation

If you would like to book a consultation with Professor Ala, liver specialist and gastroenterologist in Surrey, please get in touch.

Arrange a Consultation