FibroScan is the noninvasive gold standard for comprehensive management of liver disease. It sends a pulse of energy to your liver, which will give your medical practitioner important information about your liver’s health. FibroScan is a specialized ultrasound machine for your liver that measures fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (fatty change) in your liver.
Contraindications to Procedure:
FibroScan cannot be performed if you have an implanted pacemaker, defibrillator, infusion pump or similar device.
FibroScan also cannot be performed if you have a wound in the FibroScan region of interest or if you are pregnant.
How do I Prepare?
☐ Wear comfortable clothes that allow access to the right side of your rib cage.
☐ You should be fasting (no food or liquids/water) for at least 3 hours before your examination.
What to Expect during Exam?
The examination is carried out by a trained operator.
You will lie on your back with your right arm above your head.
You will cross your right leg over your left to help open your rib spaces.
The exam is not painful, but you may feel a slight vibration from the probe as the measurements are taken.
The exam typically takes between 5 and 10 minutes to perform.
After the Exam:
Your medical practitioner will review the results and our office will contact you with the results of your FibroScan and plan of care recommendations.
Procedure Cancellation Notice Requirements:
Procedure cancellations must be made three (3) business days prior to your appointment.
Failure to provide the required advance notice will result in a $50 Total Cancellation Fee.