Based on your individual FibroScan results, your healthcare provider may refer you to a Gastroenterologist for further evaluation.
The typical FibroScan exam takes about 15 minutes to complete. Once the scan has been completed, the results will be ready for the provider to review with you during your apointment.
Good news! FibroScans are not at all painful, and no sedation is needed. If you have ever had an ultrasound before, you will find the FibroScan procedure to be similar. You lie on your back with your right arm above your head, providing access to your right rib cage so that your liver can be scanned. Gel is applied to the area and the FibroScan device is placed on the skin between your ribs. You may feel a slight vibration as the device sends energy pulses to your liver to gather measurements.
Your results are available same day. Your healthcare provider will talk with you about your results during your appointment.