Infectious Disease Procedures

Our providers use specialized diagnostic tools and procedures to help determine the cause of infection. Procedures include:

FibroScan

A FibroScan is a simple, painless, non-invasive procedure that is used to accurately assess the health of the liver. During the scan a probe is placed on the surface of the skin. Using a combination of an elastic wave (generated by a mechanical pulse) and ultrasound technology, a numerical value measuring the ‘stiffness’ of the liver is then recorded. ‘Stiffness’ in the liver can indicate liver scarring (or fibrosis), which can ultimately lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.