FibroScan - How it works

FibroScan at Ruane MedicalFibroscan uses "shear waves" to measure the elasticity of the liver using an improved technique called Vibration-Controlled Transient Elastography (VCTE™).

As the shear wave passes through the liver, it is affected by the amount of scarring (fibrosis), and this is interpreted to give an accurate global assessment of the stage of fibrosis (fibrosis staging).

The proper use of shear wave velocity analysis requires control of various physical parameters to ensure an accurate, reliable, and reproducible assessment of tissue stiffness, all novel features incorporated into the Fibroscan 502 Touch device. The stiffer the liver the more severe fibrosis.


More info on our FibroScan service here.