Touro Infirmary is proud to offer FibroScan®, a plainless examination that helps your healthcare providers better understand your liver health. When performed as part of an overall evaluation, FobroScan provides valuable information for healthcare providers that might otherwise only be available from a liver biopsy.
FibroScan is an accurate, non-invasive, painless aid for managing patients with liver disease. FibroScan is FDA-approved for clinical management of patients with liver disease and is covered by most insurance carriers.
FibroScan works by emitting a pulse of energy, which you may feel as a slight vibration on your skin. FibroScan then measures the speed of this energy and immediately provides this information to your physician, who then uses it as part of a broader evaluation of your liver health.
FibroScan offers many benefits, including:
There are a number of things that can harm the liver, including:
Symptoms of liver damage can include fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, fever, itchy skin, abdominal pain, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin), dark urine and pale stools.
A FibroScan examination can help you and your healthcare provider understand your liver status and, when needed, create a care plan to support this vital organ.
For more information about FibroScan at Touro, please contact Touro’s Radiology Department at 504-897-8380.
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