BLK Super Speciality Hospital launches High-end Fibroscan Facility
BLK Super Speciality Hospital, one of NCR’s leading private healthcare facilities, has announced that the high-end Fibroscan facility is available in the hospital starting September onwards. This is good news for many who were suspected of liver fibrosis and fatty liver yet wanted to escape the painful procedure of liver biopsy. Fibroscan is useful in early detection of liver diseases.
The Fibroscan technique is used to quantify hepatic fibrosis and fatty infiltration of liver (fatty liver) in a totally non-invasive manner – a painless alternative for liver biopsy. “Fibroscan technology allows accurate assessment of liver fibrosis and fatty liver resulting from all pathologies including metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic viral hepatitis, diabetes, obesity and alcohol intake,” says Dr JC Vij, Director & HOD – Centre for Digestive and Liver Diseases, BLK SSH.
In the early stages of liver disease symptoms are virtually non-existent, and liver function tests and conventional ultrasound have a poor predictive value in assessing fibrosis. The Fibroscan is an ideal diagnostic and accurate tool for a physicians and hepatologists for early detection of liver disease. “It can monitor the progression or regression of an individual’s liver disease. This allows treatment to be tailored to the individuals need. Being a noninvasive procedure it can be repeated without any risk of complications,” Dr Vij further added.
Advantages of Fibroscan
- It is non Invasive
- Painless technique
- Gives immediate report
- Requires no hospitalization
- No anesthesia needed
- No special preparation needed
Article source: BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Sep 20, 2014
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