• Dr. Sanjay K. Agrawal Clinic Consultant Gastroenterologist in Raipur.

Hospital Address

M.S. Gastro and Heart Care Centre, Samta Colony Main Rd, in front of union bank, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492001

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+91 82995 89243

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Fibroscan | Dr. Sanjay Agrawal


FibroScan is a revolutionary, non-invasive diagnostic tool designed to assess liver health, specifically by measuring liver stiffness and the degree of steatosis, or fat accumulation, within the liver. Utilizing transient elastography, a form of ultrasound wave technology, FibroScan quickly evaluates the liver’s condition without the need for a traditional liver biopsy, which can be more invasive and painful. By emitting painless pulses and measuring the velocity of their echo from the liver, the device calculates liver stiffness—a key indicator of fibrosis or scarring. This procedure is particularly valuable for diagnosing and managing chronic liver diseases, such as hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, offering patients a rapid, comfortable, and reliable assessment of their liver health.

  • It is a painless, accurate, simple, and non-invasive test to assess health of the liver. It helps to identify liver stiffness (scarring) and quantify liver fat. Thereby helping to find early or late damage occurring to the liver.
  • One should do this test to detect liver problems at earlier stage, so that liver cirrhosis which is end point of multiple liver problems can be prevented and treated. It can also be used to assess treatment response.

Dr. Sanjay K. Agrawal, a distinguished Consultant Gastroenterologist in Raipur, offers cutting-edge FibroScan services as part of his comprehensive liver disease management. This non-invasive diagnostic tool revolutionizes the evaluation of liver health by accurately measuring liver stiffness and fat content, crucial for diagnosing and monitoring conditions such as cirrhosis and fatty liver disease. Dr. Agrawal’s expertise ensures that patients undergo a swift, painless, and effective assessment, providing immediate insights into liver health without the discomfort or risks associated with traditional biopsies. Emphasizing patient comfort and precision, Dr. Agrawal utilizes FibroScan to tailor personalized treatment plans, guiding patients towards optimal liver health with informed and compassionate care.

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What is FibroScan?

FibroScan is a non-invasive, quick, and painless medical test used to assess the health of the liver. It measures liver stiffness and fat content by using ultrasound waves, helping diagnose and monitor liver diseases like cirrhosis and fatty liver disease. The procedure is akin to an ultrasound and provides immediate results regarding liver condition without the need for a liver biopsy.

Why is FibroScan performed?

FibroScan is primarily performed to evaluate the presence and extent of liver fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (accumulation of fat in the liver). It's a valuable tool in managing and monitoring patients with chronic liver conditions, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, by providing a non-invasive way to measure liver health over time.

How should I prepare for a FibroScan?

Preparation for FibroScan is minimal. Patients are typically advised to fast (not eat or drink) for several hours before the test to ensure more accurate results. It's also important to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to the appointment, as the scan is performed on the abdomen.

What happens during a FibroScan?

During a FibroScan, you will lie on your back with your right arm raised behind your head. A trained healthcare provider will apply a water-based gel to your skin and then place the FibroScan probe on the right side of your ribcage. The device emits painless pulses of ultrasound waves to measure liver stiffness and fat, with the entire procedure typically taking less than 10 minutes.

Are there any risks associated with FibroScan?

FibroScan is a safe and non-invasive procedure with no known risks or complications. It doesn't involve radiation, needles, or incisions, making it an attractive alternative to invasive liver biopsies for many patients.

What can I expect after a FibroScan?

After a FibroScan, you can immediately resume your normal activities; there's no downtime required. The results are usually available shortly after the procedure and will be discussed with you by your healthcare provider. These results can help guide the management and treatment of any liver conditions you may have.