FibroScan Touch 502
The FibroScan examination, also known as Transient Elastography, is a method used to calculate hardness/fibrosis of the liver, without the need for interventional examination as well as for the quantitative measurement of the fatty liver infiltration, or in other words, liver steatosis.
Several pathogenic agents (such as Hepatitis B, C and O viruses) the consumption of alcohol, fat infiltration (poor nutrition, diabetes, poor exercise habits etc.), certain drugs which are toxic to the liver and rare metabolic syndromes (haemochromatosis, Wilson’s etc.) may be the cause of chronic liver inflammation (hepatitis) which progressively and gradually causes liver fibrosis ( scar) phenomena.
Chronic hepatitis and the subsequent fibrosis, if not examined regularly, can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure while in some cases can also lead to the development of liver cancer.
The results of Fibroscan are immediate, imaging the liver’s “health” and allowing your physician to diagnose and monitor the development of a potential fibrosis and steatosis and to determine thus the treatment plan.