Patient Information Leaflet

Fibro Scan

What is Fibroscan?

It is a device used to assess degree of scarring or damage to liver.

For which liver conditions can Fibroscan be used?

  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis B
  • HCV-HIV co-infection
  • Hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation
  • Non Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease
  • Alcohol
  • Chronic cholestatic diseases

What does the Fibroscan examination consist of?

  • You lie on your back, with your right arm raised behind your head. Physician applies a water-based gel to the skin and places the probe with a slight pressure.
  • The examination includes 10 consecutive measurements made at the same location.
  • During measurement, you feel a slight vibration on the skin at the tip of the probe.
  • The result is delivered at the end of the examination, it's a number which can vary from 1.5 to 75 kPa. Your doctor will interpret the result.

What are the benefits?

  • The result is immediate,
  • It is non –invasive, therefore painless
  • It shows the evolution of the liver health and allows physicians to diagnose and monitor disease evolution regardless of treatment or collateral factors.
  • Exam result helps to anticipate various complications, as well as to monitor and assess the damages caused by diseases such as cirrhosis.
  • Examination can be repeated as necessary to monitor liver condition.

When is Fibroscan examination not possible?

  • On any other organ than the liver
  • On patient with active implantable devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, pumps…
  • On wounds
  • On pregnant women
  • On patients with ascites

What will be the cost of Fibroscan?

  • Rs. 7500/-