An examination with FibroScan, which uses a technology called Vibration Controlled Transient Elastography (VCTE™), is a non-invasive test used to assess liver stiffness. FibroScan is indicated for noninvasive measurement of shear wave speed and equivalent stiffness in the liver. The shear wave speed or stiffness may be used as an aid to clinical management of your liver disease. The result is immediate and shows the evolution of the health of your liver.
The FibroScan examination is painless, quick and easy. During measurement, you feel a slight vibration on the skin at the tip of the probe.
You should not eat within 2 or 3 hours of the FibroScan test.
The FibroScan test is performed on your right side under your arm at the level of your breast bone. Patients should wear a blouse or shirt which can be partially unbuttoned to expose their right side above the waist and below the breast bone.
The entire FibroScan test session will require 15-20 minutes and provides immediate results.
Your physician interprets the result according to your history and your disease.
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