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Non-Invasive Liver Testing Technology

Your liver is the largest organ in your body and plays a vital role in your short term and long term health. That is why DMC experts are taking steps towards innovating the way we care for your liver. The Gastroenterology team at Harper-Hutzel Hospital Meyer’s Lab has adopted technology that offers a non-invasive way to diagnose and manage liver diseases.

Most traditional methods used to test the liver involve invasive techniques to get a diagnosis. Liver biopsies are one of the most utilized methods. While biopsies are effective, they can be painful and require sedation. FibroScan measures fibrosis and steatosis in your liver with its patented ultrasound technology called Vibration Controlled Transient Elastrography (VCTE technology).

There are many advantages associated with using Fibroscan’s non-invasive VCTE technology opposed to using traditional methods.

Advantages include:

  • Testing done at your point of care
  • The test is painless
  • No sedation is required
  • There is no downtime
  • The test takes only minutes to perform.

Other benefits include, it is significantly less expensive than liver biopsy and it has not been associated with any negative side effects. Also, the results of the test are available at a much faster rate than with some traditional methods, and give our experts the opportunity to make decisions during patients’ visits.

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