FibroScan is a specialized ultrasound machine for your liver. It measures fibrosis (scarring) and steatosis (fatty change) in your liver. Fatty change is when fat builds up in your liver cells. FibroScan will help your healthcare provider learn more about your liver disease. It can be used alone or with other tests (such as blood tests, imaging scans, or biopsies) that also measure scarring or fatty change in your liver.
Rochester Clinical Research is offering FibroScan’s free of charge to those interested. Please note, this is not a paid study and you will not receive compensation.
Your Fibroscan operator will talk with you about your results during your appointment. If you have questions you may contact RCR and ask to speak to a provider. We always recommend following up with your PCP as well.
The scan will provide you with a CAP score. Your CAP score is a measurement of fatty change in your liver. Your healthcare provider will use your CAP score to find out your steatosis grade. The CAP score is measured in decibels per meter (dB/m).It ranges from 100 to 400 dB/m.
The FibroScan will also provide you with a fibrosis result. Your fibrosis result is a measurement of the amount of scarring in your liver. FibroScan measures scarring by measuring the stiffness of your liver. The fibrosis result is measured in kilopascals (kPa) It’s normally between 2 and 6 kPa. The highest possible result is 75 kPa. Many people with liver disease(s) have a result that’s higher than the normal range.
This is NOT a paid study but a service for our community members.