What is a FibroScan, and how is it different from a liver biopsy?
Many different diseases can cause fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (fatty changes) in your liver. It is essential for your treatment planning for your doctor to understand how much of your liver has been affected. While blood tests, CT scans, and basic ultrasounds can provide information about your liver function and detect abnormalities, more advanced testing such as a liver biopsy is typically required to determine the severity of liver damage. At Atlantic Gastroenterology in Brooklyn, New York, patients have a non-invasive alternative to a traditional biopsy: FibroScan. What is a FibroScan, and how does it work? FibroScan is a specialized ultrasound … Continue reading