FibroScan/Elastography is a test that can reveal any fibrosis or fatty deposits within the liver.

It is a non-invasive, quick and simple test that works using ultrasound and gives an immediate result. The FibroScan is completely painless and so you will not require an anaesthetic or any sedation. An experienced radiologist will pass an ultrasound wave into your abdomen around the area of your liver while you lie on your back. A mechanical pulse at the surface of the skin passes through the liver creating an ‘elastic wave’. The entire procedure takes about 15 minutes. The results, displayed as readings rather than an image, will show whether there are any regions of scarring and also how stiff your liver is. Elastography is also used for Breast and thyroid lesions.