Health Education

FibroScan

In patients with chronic liver disease, their liver cells are constantly damaged, causing the liver to gradually become fibrotic. When the fibers accumulate too much, it will become cirrhosis. In addition to liver cirrhosis and other complications, liver cirrhosis can eventually lead to liver cancer.

FibroScan is a noninvasive instrument for detecting liver fibrosis, providing a reliable, accurate, and repeatable liver fibrosis test.

FibroScan is a safe, biopsy comparable to liver biopsy (liver biopsy) for patients with hepatitis B, who are obese and have no underlying liver disease. It can also be used repeatedly in patients with long-term liver disease and have regular liver surveillance.

For people who are superficially healthy and have no liver disease, or who have not had advanced liver disease, liver biopsy is generally risky and is usually not feasible. FibroScan is a safe and comparable test for liver cirrhosis.

The following people have a higher chance of developing liver disease, liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, or liver cancer, and they need to have a liver check:

- Obesity
- Patients taking steroids in long term
- People who eat too much fatty food, especially those who often go out to eat
- Hepatitis carriers
- Diabetes
- People who consume a lot of alcohol
- Hepatitis C carriers

How to receive liver fibrosis scan?

Pre-inspection preparation:

Fasting is required 4 hours before the FibroScan

Inspection process:
In the process, the patients just need to lay on the bed. Doctor or nurse will follow the guidelines and place the detector on the right abdomen to measure several locations to obtain readings. The whole process is completely non-invasive and painless. 

After inspection:
Because of the opportunity for chronic liver disease might continue to evolve, patients may need to be checked regularly. Please contact your doctor about how to follow up on your situation.

 
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