Early detection and intervention are key to reverse Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Newer imaging modalities such as the transient elastography (FibroScan) is a method in which healthcare providers can detect fibrosis and cirrhosis, as measured by the amount of liver stiffness, in individuals with NAFLD. The purpose of this review was to synthesize the literature comparing transient elastography to invasive and noninvasive diagnostic techniques for the detection of liver fibrosis in people with NAFLD. Thirty articles met the inclusion criteria and were included in this review. Overall, transient elastography was found to be a sufficient tool in conjunction and comparison with invasive and noninvasive diagnostic techniques for the detection of liver fibrosis in people with NAFLD. Nurses can have a greater awareness of the tools used to detect liver stiffness which aids in the assessment and data collection for patients with NAFLD.
Peck, Emmalee, "The Significance of Transient Elastography in the Prevention and Early Detection for Individuals with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)" (2020). Student Scholars Day Posters. 42.