What is Fibro Scan?
Fibro Scan testing is a non-invasive diagnostic instrument that was recently licensed by the FDA for measuring scarring or fibrosis in the liver caused by a variety of liver illnesses. Outpatient Fibro Scan testing is like a regular liver ultrasound exam in that it is rapid, without pina, and simple. It also offers a non-surgical replacement for a traditional liver biopsy for assessing liver disease.
If you have one of the following chronic liver problems, the Doctor may suggest a FibroScantest:
- Diseases of the Genes
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis with Autoimmune Complications
- Alcoholic Liver Disease
- Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
When you arrive for the test, here’s what you can expect:
- Please bring your insurance card, as well as a list of current prescriptions.
- It takes approximately 5 minutes to complete the procedure. It will take you around 30 minutes to complete your session.
- Arrive 15 minutes early for your planned operation.
- FibroScan does not require any type of anesthesia. You are permitted to drive yourself to and from the examination.
- After applying a water-based gel to your body, a medical professional will place a non-invasive device over your liver.
- You will lie on your back with your right arm elevated behind your head and your right abdomen area exposed for the treatment.
- As the probe sends ultrasonic sound waves to the area for testing reasons, you may feel a tiny vibration on the skin at the tip of the probe during the test.
What is FibroScan for the liver’s role in the treatment of fatty liver?
In fatty liver disease, the accumulation of fat cells leads to scarring, which is known as fibrosis. The amount of fibrosis in the liver can be used to determine the severity of the fatty liver disease. The stiffness of the liver tissue is caused by fibrosis.
FibroScan, also known as transient elastography, is a technique that assesses the speed at which ultrasonic waves travel through the liver. Ultrasound waves travel through normal liver tissue and fibrotic regions at varying speeds.
The results of a FibroScan are available right away. Your doctor can analyze the findings and, together, you can devise a care plan or, if necessary, more testing.
What is the Usual Level of Liver Stiffness?
The stiffness of your liver is measured with FibroScan to determine scar. The degree of fibrosis is expressed in kilopascals. It usually ranges between 2 and 6 kPa. The maximum pressure that may be achieved is 75 kPa.
What exactly is Liver Stiffness?
The unique technology of transient elastography can be used to detect liver stiffness, which is closely linked to hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic liver illness but also increases in patients with cholestasis, acute hepatitis, and acute liver failure.
How can you make your Liver Less Stiff?
- Choose a nutritious diet.
- Keep your diabetes under control.
- Take care of your liver.
- Exercise and increase your physical activity.
- Reduce your cholesterol levels.
- Reduce your weight. Reduce the number of calories you consume each day and improve your physical exercise to lose weight if you’re overweight or obese.
Dr. Vatsal Mehta provides all these treatments to his patients. He is an expert in these procedures. Alfa Gastro and Liver Care may offer Fibroscan for the liver treatment. Make an appointment with Dr. Vatsal Mehta when you have any queries about your health.