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Fibroscan

Is fibroscan same as ultrasounds! Had two ultras and a biopsy already.
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No, they are not the same.

"...Fibroscan (FS) or transient elastography [FibroScan (FS); Echosens, Paris, France] is a noninvasive method for measuring liver stiffness. The stiffer the tissue, the faster the shear wave propagates. Studies have confirmed that FS reflects hepatic fibrosis in CHC and has a good correlation with histological staging systems..."

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/735545?src=mp&spon=3
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