[The guideline of prevention and treatment for chronic hepatitis B (2010 version)]

2011 Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi 19, 1 (13-24)

Liver stiffness measurement with the FibroScan is non-invasive, easy and reproducible. It allows detecting different level of fibrosis as well as early cirrhosis. The feasibility of the measurement depends on factors such as the presence of obesity or the size of the intercostal spaces. Liver stiffness can be affected by the presence of steatosis, inflammation and cholestasis.