A Study to Evaluate Diagnostic Accuracy of the Controlled Attenuation Parameter(CAP) Measured by FibroScan® in Patients Scheduled for a Liver Biopsy


About this study

We purpose of this study is to evaluate the diagnosis accuracy of the Controlled Attenuation Parameter (CAP) measured by FibroScan® (both with M and XL probes) in all patients who are undergoing liver biopsy for any liver disease.  

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients at least 18 years old
  • Patients or their surrogates must be able to give written informed consent
  • Patients referred to clinically-indicated liver biopsy, of any liver disease etiology, and including liver transplant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable or unwilling to provide written informed consent
  • Pregnant women
  • Patients with active implantable medical device (e.g. pacemaker or defibrillator)



Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kymberly Watt, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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