Results obtained with FibroScan® will help your physician manage your liver health.
It is important to tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, or if you have any active implantable electronic devices, such as pacemakers, defibrillators, or pumps. FibroScan® should not be used if you are pregnant or have any implantable electronic devices.
What To Expect From a FibroScan® Examination
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 import ant 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.
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.