Until recently, a liver biopsy was the most effective means of diagnosing liver disease. Now, Fisher-Titus Medical Center is proud to be the first facility in North Central Ohio to offer the FibroScan 502 Touch.
This non-invasive, painless approach to liver health management aids physicians in diagnosing liver diseases such as Hepatitis C and fatty liver disease.
A healthy liver is soft, and a liver with fibrosis scar tissue is more firm. A liver with cirrhosis due to Hepatitis C or steatosis is very hard and stiff. The 10-minute FibroScan 502 Touch procedure painlessly measures the elasticity of the liver’s tissue.
How It Works
A specially designed probe is pressed against the patient’s right rib cage in multiple areas. The probe emits a pulse of energy that measures the elasticity of the liver’s tissue. Within minutes, the FibroScan produces detailed diagnostic data about the liver’s condition. These results are critical to providing effective, early treatment of:
- Hepatitis C
Watch this short video for a demonstration and explanation of what you can expect during a FibroScan examination.
FibroScan is FDA-approved and covered by most insurance plans.
FibroScan must be ordered and scheduled by the referring physician office (419-668-8101, ext. 6246).