Are You at Risk of Irreversible Liver Damage?
The sooner you know the state of your liver, the sooner you can act to prevent irreversible liver damage.
A liver function test gives you a quick and easy way to get an accurate assessment of your liver’s health.
The Liverscan is a painless procedure similar to an ultrasound that allows doctors to determine whether there is any scarring of your liver. It does this by measuring any stiffness (or scarring) of the organ, which is known as fibrosis.
The Liverscan not only detects the presence of fibrosis, but the degree to which the liver is affected. Fatty change within the liver, caused by fatty liver disease, obesity and many other factors can also be detected with the Liverscan. This is called steatosis.
A Liverscan takes about 10 to 30 minutes. At the end of the scan, you will receive a fibrosis and steatosis scores, which your doctor will use to determine the condition of your liver and whether you need ongoing treatment and what that treatment should be.