This is usually combined with an upper abdominal ultrasound and Doppler.

Ultrasound technology is used with shearwave elastography software to measure the stiffness of the liver tissue. This has been found to correlate accurately with the histological staging of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in liver disease. (Ferraioli et al, Shear Wave Elastography for Evaluation of Liver Fibrosis J. Ultrasound Med 2014; 33:197 – 203).