FibroScan® - The Consistent, Painless Approach to Liver Management


FibroScanFibroScan®, also called transient elastography, is an accurate, non-invasive, painless aid for managing patients with liver disease.


FibroScan® works by emitting a pulse of energy, which you may feel as a slight vibration on your skin. FibroScan® then measures the speed of this energy and immediately provides this information to your physician, who then uses it as part of a broader evaluation of your liver health.


Benefits of FibroScan®

  • Consistent results
  • Examined area is 100 times the size of a needle biopsy
  • Covered by most insurance plans
  • Procedure is painless and takes about ten minutes

Uses of FibroScan®

FibroScanFibroScan® is today’s latest technology for quickly and painlessly evaluating liver health. When performed as an overall evaluation, FibroScan® provides valuable information for health care providers that might otherwise only be available from a liver biopsy.


FibroScan® can help with the management of:

How FibroScan® Works

FibroScan® non-invasively measures the stiffness of your liver by capturing and calculating the speed of a shear wave as it travels through the liver. This detection of stiffness maybe used as an aid to clinical management of liver disease. During the scan, you will only feel a slight vibration on the skin at the tip of the probe.


Additional Information




Patient Portal

Northeast Digestive Health Center offers an interactive, secure online portal for patients. Convenient and easy to use, the patient portal lets you request appointments online, email physicians, view test results, update personal medical records and even complete paperwork before your first visit with us!