I live in the US, WA state. Diagnosed with PBC in August of 2016. I had a liver biopsy done in 9/2016, to establish the baseline. Since then I had one "ultrasound with shear wave elastography" done, approximately 6 months after the liver biopsy. I read a lot of posts about "fibroscan". I wonder, if this is the same test as wave elastography that I had. Maybe in other countries it's called fibroscan?
The test I had was similar to regular ultrasound, only much more painful. The tech was pressing hard around the abdomen and also on the side, against the ribs. I was amazed how painful the test turned out. It lasted about 20-30 min. I am wondering if this test is painful to others, or, it's just me.
Thanks for your input.