PALM BEACH DIGESTIVE ASSOCIATES is proud to be one of the select few Gastroenerology practices in Florida to have a Fibroscan on site. This allows us to provide our patents with unparalleled access to liver diagnostics and treatment. Call today to schedule a Fibroscan.

What is FibroScan?

An examination with FibroScan, which uses a technology called Vibration Controlled Transient Elastography (VCTE™), is a non-invasive test used to assess liver stiffness. FibroScan is indicated for noninvasive measurement of shear wave speed and equivalent stiffness in the liver. The shear wave speed or stiffness may be used as an aid to clinical management of your liver disease. The result is immediate and shows the evolution of the health of your liver.

Is it painful? No.

The FibroScan examination is painless, quick and easy. During measurement, you feel a slight vibration on the skin at the tip of the probe.

What does the FibroScan examination consist of?

  • You lie on your back, with your right arm raised behind your head. Your technician or nurse applies a waterbased gel to the skin and places the probe against your skin with a slight pressure.

  • The examination includes 10 consecutive measurements made at the same location.

  • The result is delivered at the end of the examination. Your doctor will interpret the result.

Can I eat prior to the test?

You should not eat within 2 or 3 hours of the FibroScan test.

What do I wear?

The FibroScan test is performed on your right side under your arm at the level of your breast bone. Patients should wear a blouse or shirt which can be partially unbuttoned to expose their right side above the waist and below the breast bone.

How long is the test?

The entire FibroScan test session will require 15-20 minutes and provides immediate results.

What to do with the result?

Your physician interprets the result according to your history and your disease.

What difference does FibroScan make for me?

  • FibroScan examination is easy and fast.

  • The exam is painless and non-invasive.

  • The FibroScan test can be safely repeated.