I really didn't think it would get approved. Even though it was used in Europe for many years the FDA held off approval. Some studies showed it was not accurate for middle stages. Almost the same reliability as the FibroSure (blood test)
I had the FibroScan back in 2007 and it was close to what my BX and Fibrosure test showed.
The article does state that FibroSCAN should be used along with other tests to determine fibrosis stage. Including the "gold standard" biopsy to confirm if any doubts.
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