A Non-Invasive Liver Biopsy Option
FibroScan uses a technology called vibration-controlled transient elastography. It works much like an ultrasound in that it uses sound waves to measure the degree of scarring (fibrosis) that's present in the liver.
A FibroScan examination typically takes 10 minutes or less, during which you:
- Lie on your back with your right arm raised above your head
- Have gel applied to your skin by a clinician
- Have the FibroScan probe placed on your right side over the liver
- Get your degree of liver fibrosis measured
The interpreted test results are provided to your provider. The test can be repeated to monitor your management.
FibroScan is a service of Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
For additional information or to schedule an appointment call 515-241-4176.
FibroScan Patient Brochure