FibroScan is similiar to an ultrasound and replaces need for invasive biopsy
A Calgary outreach organization is trying to help Calgarians
suffering from liver diseases using a painless diagnostic technology.
“Often patients have heard about older tests we used to do like liver
biopsies to stage liver disease severity and so by introducing them to
this non-invasive test, we’re hoping that we can help these patients
access care and engage them in care for their underlying liver disease,”
said Dr. Rob Myers, a hepatologist at the University of Calgary.
Myers says many patients have heard nightmare stories about liver
biopsies and so are less likely to get tested for liver damage, even
though hepatitis, alcohol-related liver problems and fatty liver disease
are a “crisis in the making.”