What's your Liver Score?
WHAT IS A LIVER SCORE?
In patients with chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, the liver surface becomes increasingly more nodular or bumpy as the disease progresses to more advanced stages. The Liver Score is a measurement of the amount of liver surface nodularity (LSN), also called a LSN Score, and is associated with the stage of disease.
WHO NEEDS A LIVER SCORE?
Ten percent of Americans have some form of chronic liver disease. In order to treat chronic liver disease, patients must undergo staging by an invasive liver biopsy or another technique. The Liver Score is a noninvasive method to measure chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. The technique is currently pending approval by the FDA in the U.S. and CE and Europe.
HOW IS A LIVER SCORE OBTAINED?
The Liver Score can be obtained noninvasively from a computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen. Our patented software is used to measure the amount of Liver Surface Nodularity (LSN) on the CT images to obtain a Liver Score. The entire process takes only a few minutes and is completely noninvasive.
IS THE LIVER SCORE UNIQUE?
There are no other methods to accurately stage chronic liver disease or cirrhosis with CT imaging. Every modern hospital and imaging center has one or more CT scanners. A single installation of our software would allow all CT scanners in a hospital or imaging center to obtain a Liver Score, with no new hardware required.