FibroScan®: Painless, Accurate, Noninvasive Way to Assess Liver Health
Marshal Browning Hospital, in Du Quoin, now offers FibroScan® to assess liver health and support early detection and management of liver disease.
Liver disease, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is associated with obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and other metabolic risk factors. One in three Americans have liver disease. 1
Maintaining good liver health is important to your overall health. That's why physicians at Marshall Browning Hospital use FDA-approved FibroScan®:
Quick: takes just 10-minutes
Noninvasive and painless
FibroScan: How it works
The patients lie comfortably on an exam table
The medical professional applies a water-based gel on the patient's skin and places the Fibroscan® probe on the right side of the ribcage
The medical professional then takes 10 quick, painless measurements
Results are immediate for the physician to interpret
For more information about FibroScan®, please contact Marshall Browning Hospital at 618-542-1073.
1 Caminiti, Susan; More than 80 million Americans have this deadly disease, and many don't even know it' CNBC; Nov. 1, 2017; https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/31/fatty liver-disease-affects-80-million-americans.html; accessed July 23, 2020.