Liver Elastography

Since January 2015 our practice offers ultrasound elastography of the liver. Through the use of ARFI-technology (Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse) the elasticity of the liver can be measured completely pain free and without side effects in the context of an ultrasound examination. For all chronic diseases of the liver this allows the diagnosis of the degree of fibrosis (hardening/ loss of elasticity), and a better estimation of the risk of a developing cirrhosis (scarring).

For many patients this new procedure avoids the need of a liver biopsy.