A liver biopsy is usually the gold standard for diagnosing and determining the severity of the liver disease. Other non-invasive treatments, such as the fibroscan, have become available as a result of recent technological advancements. It’s not only risk-free, but it’s also less expensive, faster, and more precise. If you are at risk for or already have liver disease, early detection and regular monitoring are critical to your overall health. These are just a few of the ways that fibroscan technology can help your liver.
Technology that has been tried and tested.
Ultrasound technology has been used to see a growing baby in the womb and for a variety of other medical purposes for decades. This technology is used to measure the stiffness of the liver using fibroscan technology. The instrument monitors the speed at which sound waves move through the liver. The greater the degree of fibrosis or stiffness, the faster they progress through it. This is significant because, although there are over 100 different types of liver disease, the majority of them will progress in the same way.
Chronic inflammation, which occurs when the body strives to heal the liver, has the unintended consequence of doing the exact opposite. The body generates and distributes collagen in a healthy liver to repair damage by encircling and strengthening healthy tissue. Collagen is sent in excess when a person has a liver illness. It forms scar tissue or fibrosis when it accumulates between liver cells and binds with other proteins. Scarring can cause blood flow to be reduced or stopped, starving and destroying healthy cells. Scarring progresses, eventually displacing more and more healthy cells in favour of non-functioning scar tissue.
Early detection, monitoring of progression, and lifesaving.
Even in the final stages of liver disease, the liver may cure itself. Those at risk of developing the liver disease should, ideally, cooperate with their doctor to keep track of their liver health. Fibroscan technology can detect the presence of liver problems by detecting the degree of stiffness. In the same way, it’s an important tool for tracking illness development, standstill, and relapse.
A fibroscan can be performed multiple times. As a result, real-time findings can be obtained to assess how well lifestyle changes and other therapy are working. The best thing is that fibroscan technology, in addition to standard lab diagnostics, continues to reduce the necessity for liver biopsies. In the end, it improves, prolongs, and simplifies the care of liver disease patients’ lives.
If you have any question related to fibroscan, you can directly call Dr. Bipin Vibhute, Liver Transplant Surgeon who contributed to almost 800+ transplants over the period of 8 years which included Liver, kidney, pancreas, and small bowel transplants.