Liver elastography (fibroscanning, fibroscan, elastometry) is a method of ultrasound assessment of tissue elasticity using a standard ultrasound machine equipped with a special sensor. It allows you to visualize the liver, determine its size, position and shape, the structure and integrity of the capsule, as well as the structure of the parenchyma in the entire volume. The study is used in the diagnosis of inflammatory processes and volumetric formations in order to clarify their localization, nature and prevalence, to identify degenerative processes and other pathologies of the parenchyma. Elastography can also be used in chronic patients to control therapy.
Author: Artur Kh.
General Practitioner. Work experience in medicine - 7 years. I consider it necessary to constantly educate myself and improve my skills, I adhere to the principles of evidence-based medicine in my work, I am guided by the well-known rule "Do no harm". My credo in life is "If you want to do something well, do it yourself."