FIBRO/LIVER SCAN

What We Do

Team LivGastro provides utility based model of care that integrates specialists, primary care , laboratory, imaging and other health services to give patients a convenient and superior outcome along with a pleasant experience. Since we primarily focus on outdoor-patient care, on the site instant testing along with detailed and accurate results, we enable our patients and their families save
a lot of effort, time and money.

FIBRO/LIVER SCAN

Fibro Scan , more popularly known as Transient Elastography is a non-invasive test to detect Liver Fibrosis. It simultaneously detects “Steatosis” using the “CAP – Controlled Attenuation Parameter”.

How Does The Fibroscan Device Work

The Echosens ( Fibroscan device) functions by measuring shear wave velocity. This is carried out by a 50- Mhz wave that is passed into the liver through a small transducer placed at the end of an ultrasound probe. The probe also has a at the end which can measure the velocity of the Shear wave(in mts/sec) as and how it moves through the liver. The velocity of this Shear wave can then be converted into liver stiffness, that is ideally expressed in Kilopascals. This complex process is usually referred to as “Liver Ultrasonographic Elastography”.

The entire examination requires for the operator to obtain at least 10 measurements of stiffness from the patient putting a probe between the ribs and pressing the same. Of all the results obtained, the average number is recorded and then compared with the values provided on the FibroScan Scoring card. The results usually range from 1.5 kPa to 75 kPa . Usually healthy people without liver disease will have a result of less than 7 kPa.

Advantages Of “Fibroscan Testing” Compared To “Liver Biopsy”

Since long, Liver Biopsy has been the most practiced method to detect fibrosis in the liver . It’s usually deployed to evaluate patients who have been detected to be contracted with Viral hepatitis ( Especially those with Hepatitis B Virus,HBV or Hepatitis Virus C , HVC) to detect the disease and and to determine whether treatment has to be meted out or not. The biggest disadvantage of Biopsy is that it is an “Invasive Test”, requires the patient to be hospitalized for at least half a day and is quiet expensive. Other risks such as bleeding and Pain also can’t be ignored.

Furthermore, in Liver Biopsy, different pathologists can interpret the same sample differently leading to discrepancies in in liver disease staging. Owing to these limitations, several patients avoid going for such invasive tests and hence the comparatively simpler, convenient and non invasive method “ Fibroscan” is fast becoming the most practiced method for testing Liver fibrosis. It has been hailed by both Researchers and Medical professionals worldwide.

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Based on 43 reviews.
Shiv kumar Thakur
Shiv kumar Thakur
2022-01-09
Dr. Vijay rai is the best doctor.
PRANAB BARIK
PRANAB BARIK
2022-01-09
Dr, rai is the best person , the best place to visit,
Prabir Das
Prabir Das
2022-01-09
Dr Rai is the best doctor we have come across but reception staffs is poor,
saurwita brahma
saurwita brahma
2021-12-31
Good place. Safe and secured. Good treatment. Doctor is deft and experienced. All other staff are cooperative and supportive
Prodip kumar Majumder
Prodip kumar Majumder
2021-12-30
Satisfied
Sanjiv Singh
Sanjiv Singh
2021-12-30
Very good clinic for all stomach issues under the supervision of one of the best doctor and excellent staff
Rajeev Singh
Rajeev Singh
2021-12-29
Visiting a clinic is not a good feeling but thanks to Dr Vijay Rai and Monica Rai mai it is a releiving experience due to satisfactory treatment and awesome service, kudos to Live Gastro and blessings
THERESA MENDES
THERESA MENDES
2021-12-26
To those of you who may have a gastric issue and want a masterclass Gastroenterologist who builds excellent rapport with his patients, you could do well to meet Dr Vijay Kumar Rai of Liv-Gastro. Dr Vijay Kr Rai is hands down one of Kolkata’s best Gastroenterologists. His presentation of self, decorum, services and treatment processes are definitely top notch. Undoubtedly he represents one of the best health care professionals in his field. Dr. Vijay Kr. Rai’s newest venture Liv-Gastro is testimony of his hard work, grit, innovative ideas and determination to bring the best into his arena of practice; in order to achieve maximum treatment options thereby leading to positive outcomes. He has worked relentlessly with steadfast intent and passion to build and expand on his ideas and Liv Gastro is evidence of all that and more. A tour of the campus and floors reveal pristine, cheerful, brightly lit, consultation rooms, diagnostic laboratories, examination rooms, Dr’s clinics, waiting rooms and reception. The warm decor where detailed attention has been given to ensure a patient friendly ambience and the kind, courteous and graceful staff all add to a cheerful exuberance. Some of the services offered are: 1.Day care 2. ERCP 3.EUS 4.Capsule Endoscopy 5. Manometry 6. Fibroscan Dr Vijay Kumar Rai is a very supportive Dr who takes his patients seriously putting their needs first. He has a well rounded knowledge and expertise in his area of practice and inspires confidence. As a patient I was always sure of quality management of my condition and his ability to zero in on the problem is truly amazing. His persistence in dealing with my health issues has been accurate and he has seen me right through to recovery refusing to give in. I could not ask for more. It’s great to find a Dr who combines care and concern along with the prescription which always leaves one with a “feel good”feeling. I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Vijay Kumar Rai and the team at Liv Gastro to friends and wider circles.