A fibroscan machine measures the stiffness of your liver. It measures the speed of a vibration (pulse) that travels through your liver. You hardly notice the pulse and about 10 pulses are measured. The whole examination taking around 15 minutes. The fibroscan doesn’t involve needles, it’s kind of like an ultrasound machine.

What do fibroscan scores mean?

The higher your score, the more likely that your liver has fibrosis or cirrhosis.

  • 5 – 7.4 suggests minimal fibrosis
  • 5 – 9.4 suggests moderate fibrosis
  • 9.5 or higher suggests severe fibrosis or cirrhosis

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This page last updated 9 Jan 2018

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