A 18-year-old male asked:
how accurate is a ultrasound of the liver for finding cirrhosis?
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Dr. Stephen Scholand answered
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Ultrasound of liver: Ultrasound is a very good test to look for liver cirrhosis. This is because a liver that is scarred from whatever disease, will have a different "echotexture" than a normal liver. I would rate it's accuracy as a B+ or higher. It depends of course on the person reading the test, but alot of information can be gained from an ultrasound. It's radiation free and non-invasive.
Answered on Oct 12, 2018
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