FibroScan® in Florida

Ready to Consult a GI Physician?

Find a Provider

FibroScan is an ultrasound technology utilized by the gastrointestinal physicians at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida to noninvasively examine the liver. Also referred to as transient elastography, the elastography technology utilizes specialized ultrasound technology to measure the occurrence of fibrosis and steatosis within the liver. Fibrosis happens when the liver replaces healthy tissue with cicatrix (scar) tissue in an attempt to heal itself from an underlying condition. Hepatic steatosis is also called fatty change and presents when fat builds up inside the liver cells.

Using FibroScan, your Florida GI specialists can measure the condition and function of your liver, and supply a diagnosis and treatment plan without invasively probing the body to review the liver. If you suffer from a liver problem, arrange an appointment with Gastroenterology Associates of Florida to learn if you might find value from FibroScan technology.

FibroScan analysis may be favored for individuals who have initial to progressive liver disease or other conditions. These could involve:

  • Hemochromatosis
  • Cirrhosis of the liver (excessive scarring)
  • Dysmetabolic syndrome
  • Different kinds of chronic liver disease (CLD)
  • NASH or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Particular types of hepatitis
  • PBC or Primary biliary cholangitis
  • Alcoholic FloridaD

A FibroScan exam in Florida is typically a comfortable technique that is completed within 10 – 15 minutes. A detector will be put on your skin over your liver. This special detector radiates sound waves through your liver to quantify the rate where sound moves through the organ. The FibroScan system then yields a series of outcomes that your Gastroenterology Associates of Florida gastrointestinal providers will analyze to categorize the degree of stiffness (fibrosis) in parts of your hepatic system (liver).

FibroScan results are given based on fatty liver disease grade and fibrosis score. The following charts contain general reports relating to what the results of the scan might show. You should talk over your results in specifics with your Gastroenterology Associates of Florida GI specialists following your FibroScan scan.

Steatosis grade of severity: The fatty change findings explain the level of steatosis in the liver and is provided by way of a controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) score, which is evaluated in dB/m (decibels per meter). The reach is from 100 to 400 decibels per meter, and assorted ranges contribute to a different fatty liver grade.

CAP Score (dB/m)

Steatosis Grade

Amount of Liver With Fatty Change

238 – 260


11% – 33%

260 – 290


34% – 66%

290 +


67% +

Fibrosis score: The fibrosis end result is an evaluation of the stiffness of the liver and symbolizes the layer of scarring that the liver has experienced. Your gastrointestinal physicians will utilize your FibroScan result combined with your medical history to discern your fibrosis score. different liver diseases and conditions can affect the fibrosis score.

  • F0 to F1: No scarring/mild scarring
  • F2: average scarring
  • F3: Severe scarring
  • F4: extremely progressive scarring (cirrhosis)

Because FibroScan utilizes ultrasound technology, there is little to no problem linked with the treatment plan. FibroScan is a non-invasive ultrasound practice and therefore is typically not unpleasant. It enables a wide-ranging study of the whole liver rather than an examination of only a tiny fragment that takes place in a liver biopsy. Moreover, no sedation is required for the treatment, it is relatively affordable, quickly accomplished, and the results are prompt.

As the second-largest organ in the body, your liver carries out tasks vital for your wellbeing. Fibrosis and steatosis could affect your liver and your body in different ways and might lead to dangerous conditions without suitable care. To learn more about FibroScan in Florida or to schedule an appointment with a liver specialist close to you, please contact your local Gastroenterology Associates of Florida office today.

Find A Provider Find A Location

Dr. Rosenfield was very patient, calm, and kind. What I like best is that he listens to your questions and answers without you feeling rushed. The staff is very efficient! Wow I was prepped and outa there in no time, just what you want.

B.S. Google

Yes I agree Dr.Thomas is very good and explains everything he’s going to do

K.W. Google

Dr.ulteig and the team were very helpful and took care of me while I was in complete discomfort I may have came off rude but they know exactly what they are doing. Thank you for relieving my pain

J.N. Google

Outstanding Dr! Always there to answer any questions and really shows care to his patients.

A.G. Google

Dr. Ulteig was very kind and understanding.

S.Y. Google


Total Reviews


Average Rating