Dr. Arsalan Khan Dr. Kota Reddy

What Is In Your Liver: Fat or Scars?

FibroScan is an ultrasound-based vibration-controlled transient elastography (VCTE) device used to assess liver elasticity for the detection of significant fibrosis and for the diagnosis of cirrhosis in hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, biliary liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. FibroScan also has a newly developed controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) that detects and quantifies steatosis, the fatty accumulations in the liver cells. It can precisely tell you how much fat is in your liver.

If you want to find out if your liver has fat or scars, you have two choices. You can either undergo a painful procedure called a ‘liver biopsy’ or do a simple FibroScan test which is painless. In addition to being painful, biopsies are expensive, running as high as $7,000. FibroScan test eliminates the need for a liver biopsy and is far less expensive.

FibroScan test is now available at the Reddy Cardiac Wellness and Diabetes Reversal Center in Sugar Land, Texas. The population of the greater Houston area can surely take advantage of this technology to have their livers checked for liver disease.

By doing a FibroScan test in our facility, we will accurately tell you how much fat is in your liver and if you are developing scars in your liver. These scars, if left untreated, will lead to cirrhosis and death unless you get a liver transplant. But why would you want to wait for that to happen? Find out today if you have fat and scars in your liver and let us teach you how you can reverse this disease.

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