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FibroScan® in Morristown, NJ

Embark on a journey to liver health with FibroScan® in Morristown, NJ, at ImageCare Radiology. Our state-of-the-art facility offers a non-invasive and efficient assessment of liver fibrosis and steatosis. Experience cutting-edge technology and accessible diagnostics, prioritizing your well-being with precision and convenience.Extended hands holding a model version of a liver over a blue background.

What is a FibroScan®?

FibroScan is a non-invasive and painless procedure designed to assess the health of the liver. This innovative diagnostic tool plays a crucial role in evaluating liver fibrosis and steatosis, providing valuable insights into the liver’s condition without the need for traditional invasive methods like liver biopsies.

A FibroScan works by using a specialized probe that emits low-frequency sound waves, known as transient elastography, to measure the stiffness of the liver. This stiffness is a key indicator of fibrosis or scarring in the liver tissue. The process is quick, takes only a few minutes, and is conducted in an outpatient setting, making it a convenient and accessible option.

What To Expect During a FibroScan

Patients undergoing a FibroScan at ImageCare Radiology can expect a comfortable experience. The procedure involves the placement of the probe on the skin’s surface, typically at the right lobe of the liver. The device then emits a series of pulses, generating a shear wave that travels through the liver tissue. The speed of this wave is measured, and the results are used to determine the liver’s stiffness, providing valuable information about the presence and severity of liver fibrosis.

Understanding FibroScan Results

The FibroScan results are presented as a numerical value on a scale, typically measured in kilopascals (kPa). Lower values indicate normal liver tissue, while higher values suggest increased stiffness, possibly indicating the presence of fibrosis. Additionally, some FibroScan devices provide a Controlled Attenuation Parameter (CAP) score, which assesses the amount of fat in the liver (steatosis).

Understanding FibroScan results is crucial for both patients and healthcare providers. A low stiffness value generally indicates a healthy liver, while higher values may prompt further investigation and monitoring. By providing this non-invasive alternative to liver biopsies, FibroScan at ImageCare Radiology enables early detection of liver fibrosis and steatosis, allowing for timely intervention and management of liver diseases.

Contact ImageCare Radiology For Your Appointment

Discover how you can benefit from the advanced diagnostic capabilities of FibroScan at ImageCare Radiology. The accessibility and accuracy of this technology make it an invaluable tool for assessing liver health, contributing to more informed medical decisions and improved patient outcomes. Contact us to schedule your appointment.