Gastro Health offers complete care of the digestive system. That means when a patient with gastrointestinal concerns makes an appointment at Gastro Health, everything from the evaluation to treatment, including diagnostic imaging, happens under the care of a Gastro Health medical professional.
At our on-site Diagnostic Studies Center, we provide our patients with the latest technology in diagnostic imaging, including FibroScan®, a non-invasive test used to determine liver health.
How does FibroScan® work?
FibroScan® uses a technology called Vibration Controlled Transient Elastography (VCTE™) that assesses liver stiffness by capturing and calculating the speed of a shear wave as it travels through the liver. This detection of stiffness may be used as an aid to clinical management of liver disease.
You lie on your back with your right arm raised behind your head. The operator applies a water-based gel to the skin and positions the probe adjacent to your liver. The operator then scans your liver to capture ten meaningful measurements made at the same location. The result is delivered at the end of the examination as a number in “kilopascals” (kPa).
Is FibroScan® painful?
No, FibroScan® is completely painless. During the scan, you will only feel a slight vibration on the skin at the tip of the probe. This quick test is painless, non-invasive, and can be repeated safely.
Why use FibroScan®?
Your liver serves as the body’s filter, pumping more than 1.5 quartz of blood through it every minute, removing toxins and waste products from the bloodstream as it goes. The liver stores vital nutrients and also manages cholesterol, hormones, and sugar.
It’s important to know when your liver is in trouble. A FibroScan® examination can help you and your healthcare provider understand your liver status, and when needed, create a care plan to support this vital organ.
Where can I get FibroScan®?
The locations below offer FibroScan®.
7500 SW 87th Ave., Suite 202
Miami, FL 33173
4791 West 4th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33012
4700 Sheridan St., Suite F
Hollywood, FL 33021
4675 Linton Blvd., Suite 202
Delray Beach, FL 33445
3001 Coral Hills Dr., Suite 380
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Jupiter Medical Center Campus
1002 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Suite 201
Jupiter, FL 33458