Testing for Fibrosis

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FibroScan® testing for fibrosis

UCLA Health Santa Monica Hepatology* offers fibrosis (scar tissue quantification) and steatosis (fatty liver) testing via transient elastography. Fibrosis testing can help in determining if there is damage to the liver. The test is simple and uses shear waves similar ultrasound without radiation or contrast.

Liver Fibrosis: Picture comparison of healthy liver vs. liver with scar tissue

Fibroscan can help determine the fibrosis stage in conditions such as fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis A, B or C, autoimmune hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, and other chronic liver conditions.

Please discuss with your physician if a FibroScan® and liver clinic evaluation may be useful for you.

*FibroScan® is available at our Santa Monica location only.