Hepatic fibrosis accompanies improbably the evolution of chronic hepatitis. In the diagnostic, staging and treatment protocols, the assessment of liver fibrosis is absolutely mandatory in the correct gestation. Liver biopsy is an invasive method with risks. Currently, there are a number of non-invasive tests that offer the correct staging of fibrosis and are admitted in the therapeutic decision and monitoring of chronic hepatitis.
ShearWave elastography is a technological achievement that allows ultrasound to provide complementary information accurately measuring tissue elasticity; this is appreciated by the propagation velocity of the waves in the tissue. ShearWave elastography is used on many organs such as liver, prostate, thyroid, breast or gynecology.
The test required to evaluate liver fibrosis is noninvasive and painless. This is simple, fast and reproducible.
Following SWE elastography, the result is immediately available to the patient.
The procedure can be performed whenever necessary, especially for the assessment of treatment.
Fibrosis in chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis is assessed in 4 degrees, from F1 to F4 (F1 being the lowest grade).
The approximate correspondence between degrees of liver fibrosis and SWE elastography results is as follows:
- Light Fibrosis / Fibrosis Absence (F0-F1) 4.8 kPa (4.0- 5.7)
– Moderate fibrosis (F2) 7.2 kPa (5.7- 9)
– Advanced fibrosis (F3) 8. 5 kPa (6.7- 9.5)
– Cirrhosis (F4) 14.0 kPa (11-17)
DigestMed is a privately-owned medical clinic primarily involved in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases and performs medical work at the highest European standards. DigestMed provides patients with a range of services including gastroenterology, hepatology and digestive endoscopy, endocrinology and psychiatry.
We perform in a pleasant and welcoming environment and put a special emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness, providing our patients with complete safety, comfort and medical services at a high-quality standard.
Each and every patient is important to us and we strive to respect the appointment time. However, the planned time may be offset due to cases that may require more detailed investigations than planned at the time of scheduling.
In each specialized section of the DigestMed clinic, our patients are informed about the investigations they are about to perform and their questions and concerns about their health status will promptly be answered .
DigestMed will provide you with a medical team composed of professional physicians with high expertise in the field, who, following the performed investigations, offer the patients a fast and efficient treatment, specific to the needs they meet.
DigestMed offers you a team of physicians with extensive experience and expertise in the treatment of digestive diseases. Our physicians are open to communication with the patients and work with you in order to develop an optimal therapeutic strategy according to your expectations and your health.
At DigestMed your health is our goal, which is why our team is ready to answer your requests and provide you with assistance in dealing with your health problems. DigestMed Clinic provides you with a quick consultation service if your health problems require urgent assessment and treatment. We also offer the possibility to make an online appointment by completing the form on the DigestMed website.
Quality exploration means quality device and an experienced physician. The clinic is equipped with modern, state-of-the-art equipment according to European standards of hygiene and health and professional equipment - we have a Siemens Acuson X150 ultrasound and a Pentax endoscopy line. We are using the best medical equipment to ensure that the services we are offering to our patients are perfectly suited to your needs.
We offer medical services based on appointment, but we also provide medical consulting services for foreign or emergency patients, scheduled at the latest on the following day.
You can reach us by using the following public transport means: METRO : M3 Lujerului TRAM : 41 Bd. Uverturii station, BUS : 178 Teatrul Masca station; 106, 136, 236, 336 Piata Veteranilor station, TROLLEYBUS : 61, 62 Piata Veteranilor station