Thursday, October 31, 2013

Study: Fibroscan – Fast, painless alternative to liver biopsies for hepatitis patients proves accurate and reliable

DETROIT – A non-invasive alternative to liver biopsy, now the standard method of diagnosing cirrhosis in hepatitis patients, proved very reliable in a national multi-center study including Henry Ford Hospital.

The results of the study are good news for chronic hepatitis B and C sufferers who now often undergo repeated and potentially painful liver biopsies as part of their disease management.

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