TAKING A LIVERSCAN

TAKING A LIVERSCAN

LiverScan Australia is the only private clinic in Melbourne with a FIBROSCAN® 502 TOUCH device.

Liver Specialist

Liver Specialist

Dr. Nathan Connelly is a respected and skilled liver specialist (hepatologist) and gastroenterologist.

FAQ

FAQ

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Concerned About Your Liver Health?

If you have concerns about the health of your liver, the best course of action you can take is to have a non-invasive liver scan with a FIBROSCAN® 502 TOUCH. Unlike an ultrasound, scans with the FIBROSCAN® 502 TOUCH accurately detects the provides multiple controls for reliable, accurate and reproducible assessment of liver tissue stiffness. Unlike an ultrasound or needle biopsy, results are immediate and can help doctors decide what to do next.

A liver scan does not require a referral and takes less than 15 minutes. Book your liver scan todayCall (03) 9372 0372 now!

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Liver Specislist Melbourne  – Dr Nathan Connelly

Dr. Nathan Connelly is a respected and skilled liver specialist (hepatologist) and gastroenterologist. With more than 20 years of experience as a specialist physician, Nathan has key expertise in hepatology, gastroscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and polypectomy.

After your liver scan he can consult with you regarding your liver scan result and on the best course of action to take in relation to your liver health.

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Get Your Liver Tested with a Liver Scan!

The sooner you know the state of your liver, the sooner you can act to prevent irreversible liver damage. A liver scan gives you a quick and easy way to get an accurate assessment of your liver health.

The liver scan 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.

A livers can 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 liver scan 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.

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Concerned About Your Alcohol Intake?

The sooner you know the state of your liver, the sooner you can act to prevent irreversible liver damage. A liver scan gives you a quick and easy way to get an accurate assessment of your liver health.

The liver scan 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.

A livers can 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 liver scan 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.

We all like to have a drink or two over dinner, and come weekends we don’t mind letting ourselves go and having a few too many. Alcohol has become such an ingrained part of social culture and lifestyle that many of us have forgotten that regular alcohol consumption has damaging and adverse effects on our bodies, especially on the liver.

But the liver can handle a couple of drinks, right?
Not really.

The liver is a hard-working organ that is constantly filtering the blood coming from your digestive tract. One of its functions is to metabolize alcohol – making alcohol less harmful to the body and removing it from the bloodstream. However, the liver isn’t invincible and just drinking two or more standard drinks will damage your liver over the long term.

Alcohol is a Toxin

You must remember that alcohol is a toxin and something we shouldn’t be consuming every day. Too much of it over an extended period of time will damage the liver.

The liver can only handle a certain amount of alcohol at any given time, so if you drink more than the liver can deal with by drinking too quickly, or drinking too much, or drinking it daily, your liver cells struggle to process it.

When alcohol reaches the liver, it produces a toxic enzyme called acetaldehyde which can damage liver cells and cause permanent scarring, as well as harm to the brain and stomach lining.

Drinking just two glasses of wine or two cans of beer a day puts your liver at risk to irreversible damage. And once you damage your liver, you are at risk of liver failure, a life-threatening condition.

If you are concerned about your liver health or alcohol intake contact us to book a liver scan or to book an appoitment with liver specialist Dr Nathan Connelly.

 

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What is LiverScan?

LiverScan – Transient Elastography A liverscan is an examination with the FIBROSCAN®

FIBROSCAN® 502 TOUCH

FIBROSCAN® 502 TOUCH Innovation in Liver Disease Management FIBROSCAN® 502 TOUCH with