How to Interpret Fibroscan Results?

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Q: How to interpret Fibroscan results? A: Fibroscan is the most advanced and unique device for non-invasive quantitative detection of liver stiffness and steatosis, which greatly improves the rate of successfully detecting liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and fatty liver. It provides the possibility of early diagnosis, early treatment and prevention of liver fibrosis and fatty liver. The principle of Fibroscan's measurement of liver stiffness values is that vibration-controlled transient elastography (VCTE) is applied to assess liver stiffness values measured in kilopascals (kPa). The larger the elasticity value is, the larger the liver tissue hardness value is. Reference value of liver stiffness measurement (LSM) ranges from 2.8 to 7.4 kPa.  The principle of Fibroscan for measuring hepatic steatosis is that controlled attenuation parameter theory (CAP) is applied to assess the fat change values of liver tissue. The larger the CAP value is, the larger the fat change value is. The normal value of CAP is 238dB/m.   Key words: interpret Fibroscan results; liver stiffness; hepatic steatosis.
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