Noninvasive Diagnosis of Liver Fibrosis and Fatty Deposit


Liver Center Physician with PatientThe diagnosis of liver fibrosis (scarring)—which is the common pathway leading up to cirrhosis and other serious liver conditions—traditionally requires a liver biopsy, an invasive procedure in which a small piece of liver tissue is removed with a needle or through surgery.

The Liver Center at BIDMC offers a non-invasive diagnostic testing that can reveal any fibrosis and fatty deposits in the liver, allowing your doctor to quickly determine whether you are at risk for progression to cirrhosis. The quick and simple test is similar to ultrasound, and is available in many locations in and around Boston.

The Liver Center at BIDMC
110 Francis Street, Suite 8E
Boston, MA 02215

Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare—Chestnut Hill
200 Boylston Street, Suite 4 (Medical/Surgical Specialties)
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare—Chelsea
1000 Broadway, Suite B (Adult Specialties)
Chelsea, MA 02150

Beth Israel Deaconess Healthcare—Lexington
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA 02420

BIDMC’s multidisciplinary team can work with your primary care doctor to schedule this test during your next visit, delivering test results within the same week.

To schedule an appointment, contact the Liver Center at (617) 632-1070.