Rapid, painless, and completely non-invasive examination of your liver.

What is FibroScan?

Examination with FibroScan, also called transient elastography, is a non-invasive way to measure the stiffness of your liver. FibroScan works by emitting a small pulse of energy, which may feel as a slight vibration on your skin. FibroScan calculates the speed of this energy to give your healthcare provider an immediate measure of the stiffness of your liver. This stiffness measure can be an important part of understanding your overall liver health.

Is it painful?

No. The FibroScan examination is painless, quick and easy. During measurement, you feel a slight vibration on the skin at the tip of the probe. What will the FibroScan examination be like? You will lay on your back, with your right arm raised behind your head. Your healthcare provider will apply a water-based gel to the skin and then place the probe on the right side of your ribcage. The healthcare provider will make quick 10 measurements during the course of the FibroScan examination. These measurements will be used to establish an overall stiffness score.

FibroScan probes are adapted to most body-types patients and to all ages, from pediatric patients to adults.

The FibroScan examination is covered by most insurance plans.

How should I prepare for my FibroScan examination?

It is important to have your FibroScan examination on an empty stomach, so don’t eat anything for at least 3 hours prior to your examination. Wear comfortable clothes that will allow your healthcare provider to expose the right side of your rib cage.

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