Liver elastography is a type of ultrasound imaging that directs painless low frequency vibrations into the liver to measure how quickly these vibrations move through it. A computer uses this information to create a visual map showing the stiffness of the liver.
By measuring the stiffness of your liver, elastography can look for disease in the liver and:
This exam is the same as an abdomen ultrasound with the use of elastography technology at the end of the exam. Please inform the sonographer performing your exam if you’ve had abdominal surgery or the removal of your gallbladder, spleen, or kidney.
We do our best to have our radiologists interpret the information and forward the results to your doctor by the next business day.
This exam is covered under the Alberta and Saskatchewan Health Care Plans.
Please ensure that you bring your requisition with you to your appointment.