Singing River Detects Early Stages of Liver Disease with FibroScan Technology
Singing River Health System introduces area residents to FibroScan – An FDA approved, non-invasive, painless test to measure fat and liver stiffness.
Because the liver is a fundamental part of the body’s overall regulation and good health, Singing River Health System is helping patients take an important step toward the opportunity to prevent and/or halt liver disease.
To help maintain a good clean liver, it is important to eat fresh, whole foods and skip the high-fat, high-sugar “Western” diet that a recent study determined was a source of liver inflammation.
How FibroScan works:
- The patients lie comfortably on an exam table
- The medical professional applies a water-based gel on the patient’s skin and places the Fibroscan probe on the right side of the ribcage
- The medical professional then take 10 quick, painless measurements
- Results are immediate for the physician to interpret
About Singing River Health System
Singing River Health System is the community based, not-for-profit healthcare provider for Jackson County and surrounding areas on the Gulf Coast. As one of the county’s largest employers, the system offers award winning, comprehensive care for every age and stage. Singing River Health System is committed to the highest quality standards and is an accredited Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Excellence.
We provide both critical and acute health services, charitable assistance, and lead numerous educational and community outreach programs. We strengthen the local economy by recruiting more than 300 of the very best physicians and other professionals to our community, while providing adequate jobs, wages and benefits to approximately 2,400 employees and their families.
Through this dedication, we help improve the health of the community while making it a better place to live and work. We are honored to be the caregiver of choice. For more information please visit www.singingriverhealthsystem.com.