Fibroscan Test For Liver Related Diseases
Fibroscan is a specialized ultrasound machine for the diagnosis of liver-related diseases. It measures fibrosis and steatosis (fatty change) in the liver. Ultrasound elastography is a non-invasive device that allows doctors to figure out the amounts of scar tissue and fatty tissue present in the liver. It is a non-invasive technique (a patient can return home immediately after the scan, as no incision is made). Also, Fibroscan being fast and reliable is particularly useful as an alternative to liver biopsy.
A Fibroscan machine works like an ultrasound; a small handheld probe is placed on the lower right section of the patient’s ribcage. This probe then emits a shear wave into the patient’s body. The machine records the waves reflected off the patient’s liver and calculates the amount of scar tissue present in the liver with a screen attached to it which displays the results.
Fibroscan can be used alone or with other tests (such as blood tests, imaging scans, or biopsies) that also measure scarring or fatty change in your liver. Our doctors at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad, may recommend Fibroscan to patients who have been diagnosed with or are being monitored for hepatitis C (HCV), chronic hepatitis due to hepatitis B (HBV), a combination of hepatitis C and HIV, alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis (fatty liver), liver cirrhosis, chronic cholestatic diseases and monitoring for pre-and post-liver transplant patients. The entire procedure takes less than 10 minutes and with our world-class facilities at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad, the patient can immediately go back home or to work since there is no pain, no injection, no cutting as well as no anesthesia required for this procedure.
The liver is responsible for filtering blood, removing toxins, and metabolizing drugs. It is an irreplaceable and vital organ needed for our body to function properly. If your liver is damaged or injured, it becomes difficult for the body to perform daily tasks. As a result, a person whose liver is severely injured will gradually become very ill.
Fibroscan Fibrosis Score
Your medical history and fibrosis results determine your fibrosis score.
- Fibrosis score F0 to F1: No liver scarring or mild liver scarring
- Fibrosis score F2: Moderate liver scarring
- Fibrosis score F3: Severe liver scarring
- Fibrosis score F4: Advanced liver scarring (cirrhosis)
Your fibrosis results may be over-estimated (your liver may have less scarring than what your fibrosis result says) if you have:
- Liver inflammation. This can be caused by a recent liver illness or drinking alcohol.
- Benign (non-cancerous) or cancerous tumors in your liver.
- Liver congestion (when your liver is too full of blood or other fluids). Heart failures are significantly caused by this congestion.
Your Fibroscan results may also be less accurate if you have:
- A body mass index (BMI) higher than 30 (obesity)
- A build-up of fluid in your abdomen (ascites)
- Too little bile flowing out of your liver (biliary obstruction)
Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, is the best hospital for Fibroscan test in Delhi NCR and Ghaziabad. Pre-eminent doctors at Yashoda give the best quality treatment and diagnosis for various liver diseases.
In India, the average cost of Fibroscan test is Rs.2136. Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad provides outstanding healthcare services for Fibroscan.
Specialists in Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad
Dr. Manish Kumar Gupta (Senior Consultant, Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Dr. Manish Kumar Gupta is a well-known gastroenterologist in Delhi NCR and Ghaziabad. He is recognized for his work in pancreatitis, IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), and chronic liver disease. He is also an expert in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, ERCP, EUS, and capsule endoscopy. His specializations include chronic liver disease (hepatitis B & C, cirrhosis, portal hypertension, variceal bleeding & ascites), dyspepsia (gas, bloating of abdomen, distension of abdomen), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis/Crohn’s disease), etc.
Dr. Sushrut Singh (Consultant, Gastroenterology & Hepatology)
Dr. Sushrut Singh is an outstanding gastroenterologist & hepatologist and currently works as a consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre. He pursued both his M.B.B.S. and M.D. from the King George’s Medical College, Lucknow; then, went on to complete his postgraduate super-specialty in Hepatology from the only Liver University in Asia under the guidance of the most renowned Prof. Dr. Shiv Kumar Sarin from the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences. He has expertise in endoscopic gastric balloon placement for obesity (weight-loss without bariatric surgery), Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology (EUS FNAC), Fibroscan, etc.