FibroScan, virtual liver biopsy

Written by: Dr. Modesto José Varas Lorenzo
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The fibroscan is a noninvasive technique that detects possible ultrasound liver diseases, liver biopsy is Vitural can prevent complications such as cirrhosis, estatosis, among others.


The FibroScan is a device that uses sound waves ( Ultrasonic ), measures the hardness and elasticity of the liver and, depending on their status ( more or less difficult or more or less elastic ) allows the diagnosis of diseases such as fibrosis, steatosis and liver cirrhosis.

This technique is also known as“ biopsy virtual hepatica&rdquo ;, because it avoids making the patient a targeted and invasive liver biopsy, which involves multiple side effects (such as pain and bleeding )