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Fibroscan ( Liver Elastography)


Abdominal Elastography is a non-invasive test that measures liver scarring or fibrosis caused by several liver diseases. Similar to undergoing a conventional liver ultrasound exam, outpatient FibroScan testing is quick, painless, and easy and provides a non-surgical alternative to the traditional liver biopsy to assess liver damage.

ImageCare has the largest fleet of Abdominal Elastography units in the state to ensure all patients have access to this innovative technology

Your physician may recommend this test if you have one of the following chronic liver conditions:

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Genetic Diseases (such as Hemochromatosis and Wilson’s Disease)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)


What to expect once you arrive for the test:

  • Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled procedure time
  • Please bring your insurance/ID card and a list of your current medications
  • AE requires no sedation of any kind. You may drive yourself to and from the test.
  • The procedure takes about 5 minutes. Your appointment will last about 30 minutes.
  • For the procedure, you will lie on your back with your right arm raised behind your head and your right abdominal area exposed (wear loose-fitting clothing)
  • A medical provider will apply a water-based gel to your skin and then place a non-invasive probe over your liver.
  • During the exam, you may feel a slight vibration on the skin at the probe’s tip as it delivers ultrasound waves to the area for measuring purposes.

What to Expect after the Test:

The computer will analyze the information from your test. The results will be given to your physician for review. You will be notified of the results once reviewed. To schedule an exam, please call 973-871-3333