I was diagnosed nearly 2 yrs. ago. I have been going to a gastroenterologist & once a year I receive an ultrasound of my liver, which was normal. Recently, I changed over to a hepatologist, due to the fact that my gastro Dr. informed me she was not that familiar with PBC, & wanted me to see the liver specialist. I am told I am in stage 1. I am asymptomatic & feel great. So anyway, once I changed doctors, the liver Dr. ordered a MRI/MRCP. I took this, & he called to say it was fine, but wants me to repeat it in 6 months. I asked why & his reply was that some of the pics were not very clear & although he does not expect to see anything different, he would like for me to have the test repeated in 6 months. My question is this. What ever happened to the normal once a year liver ultrasound? Why am I having this much more extensive & expensive test instead, & twice a year?? Has anyone else taken these test & 2x per year?
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