Noninvasive Liver Elastography Ultrasound

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At McLaren, we are committed to providing advanced diagnostic services to our patients. Our Noninvasive Liver Elastography Ultrasound service offers a reliable and effective method to assess liver health and diagnose liver conditions.

What is Liver Elastography Ultrasound?

Liver elastography is a specialized ultrasound technique used to measure the stiffness of the liver. It is particularly useful for detecting liver fibrosis, which can be caused by various liver diseases, including hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis. This noninvasive test helps in early diagnosis and monitoring of liver conditions, allowing for timely intervention and management.

Benefits of Liver Elastography Ultrasound

  • Noninvasive: No needles or incisions required.
  • Painless: The procedure is comfortable and pain-free.
  • Quick and Efficient: Provides real-time results in a short duration.
  • Accurate: Offers precise measurement of liver stiffness, aiding in the early detection of liver fibrosis.
  • No Radiation Exposure: Safe for repeated use without the risks associated with radiation.

Conditions We Diagnose and Monitor

Our liver elastography ultrasound services can help in the diagnosis and management of various liver conditions, including:

  • Liver fibrosis
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Cirrhosis

  • What to Expect

    During your liver elastography ultrasound, you can expect the following:

    • Highly Trained Technologists: A skilled ultrasound technologist will perform the scanning.
    • Comfortable Positioning: You will be asked to lie down on an examination table.
    • Gel Application: A layer of gel will be placed over the right upper quadrant of your abdomen.
    • Quick Procedure: The exam usually takes between 30 to 45 minutes.
    • Painless and Noninvasive: The test is completely painless and does not require any invasive procedures.

    Preparation for the Exam

    To ensure the accuracy of your liver elastography ultrasound, please follow these preparation guidelines:

    • Fasting Required: Avoid food and drinks for 8 hours before the ultrasound.
    • Prevent Gas Build-up: Fasting helps prevent gas build-up, which could affect the results of the test.

    Our Team

    Our team of highly skilled radiologists and sonographers specializes in liver imaging. They work closely with referring physicians to ensure a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan for each patient.

    Noninvasive Liver Elastography Ultrasound