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FAQs

What is the difference between a .fib file and .fibx file?

“.fibX” is a new generation of exam files, available on the new FibroScan products.

What are the key characteristics of the FibroScan® 402?

Operates with the M probe only • Compact size and weight 10 kg • 10′‘ Touch screen with a tactile interface, easy to handle • Plug & play • Integrated thermal printer to immediately deliver an exam report for a better patient understanding • No examination file storage

Who are the target customers for the FibroScan® 402?

Small hospitals • Private hepatologists • Small care centers • Centers for addiction • Jails • Primary Care

Can I store my examinations on a FibroScan® 402?

FibroScan® 402 does not allow examination file storage. However examination files can be exported using: – Manual exam file export (exam by exam) – Automated exam file export to USB key

Can I do patient data management on a FibroScan® 402?

FibroScan® 402 does not store examination data. Thus patient data management is not possible. You will need to use Fibroscan Desk Solution to manage your patient database. However, you can still export an excel file containing the history of all examinations performed on the device through the configuration menu (Accessed via the “Service” tab).

Can I connect an XL probe on a FibroScan® 402?

The FibroScan® 402 is not compatible with the XL probe. Only M probe is available on this device.

Can I have CAP™ on the FibroScan® 402?

The FibroScan® 402 is not compatible with CAP™. CAP™ is only available on the FibroScan® 502 and FibroScan® 502 Touch.

Is the “M+” probe compatible with the FibroScan® 402?

Yes, the M+ probe is compatible with the FibroScan® 402 from the CLPC Version B.2.0.

Can I do connect a USB printer on a FibroScan® 402?

The FibroScan® 402 is not compatible with any external USB printer. You can print an examination report with the integrated thermal printer (or via Desk Solution).

Is the Automated Probe Selection tool available on the FibroScan® 402?

On the FibroScan® 402, a message will be displayed when measurement depth of the patient exceeds the specification of the M probe.

What are the key characteristics of the FibroScan® 502 Touch?

17″ Touch Screen • Advanced electronics • Compatible with the full range of probes S/S+, M/M+, XL/XL+. • 3 probes holders and 1 gel holder • 2 probe connectors • 4 USB Connectors • 1 RJ 45 port

Who are the target customers for the FibroScan® 502 Touch?

Existing users of FibroScan®502 (renewal of the existing installed devices) • Key Opinion Leaders • Research centers • University Hospitals • Large private hospitals/Physicians interested in liver steatosis

Which languages is the FibroScan® 502 Touch software available in?

Devices

 Languages software

 New version software (with new languages)

FibroScan 502

CLPC A 1+

French & English  
FibroScan 502

CLPC A 2.0 and above

French & English CLPC A 2.1: Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian,   Japanese, Chinese

→ 12/2012 (the schedule can be modified)

FibroScan 402

CLPC B1.0

French & English  
FibroScan 402

CLPC B2.0

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian CLPC B 2.1: Russian, Japanese, Chinese

→ 10/2012 (the schedule can be   modified)

 

FibroScan 502 Touch

CLPC C 1.0 and Above

 

French & English CLPC C 1.2: Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese

→ 07/2012 (the schedule can be   modified)

 

Is the Automatic Probe Selection tool compatible with the FibroScan® 502 Touch?

Yes, FibroScan® 502 Touch is the only device fully compatible with this function.

What is the Automated Probe Selection tool?

The Automated Probe Selection tool is an indicator that recommends the probe best suited to the patient’s morphology. The automated probe selection is compatible with the M+ probe and the XL+ probe. With this tool, there is no more need for an ultrasound scanner. It increases efficiency and diagnostic confidence and helps you to improve examination reliability.

Which probes are compatible with the automated probe selection?

The automated probe selection is only compatible with the “+” probe: M+ and XL+. The S, M, XL and S+ probes are not compatible.

What are the key features of the new software version of the FibroScan® 502 Touch?

The new software : • Is ergonomic, user friendly and easy to use • Allows patient data management with: o Optimized data workflow o Data organized by patients o Multi-criteria search (last name, first name, date…) • Enables simplified data export on removable media

Who is the S/S+ probe made for?

The S/S+ probe is dedicated to children. Measurement is adjusted to the size of “small” liver (from 15 mm to 50 mm). The S/S+ probe is intended for children with thoracic perimeter less than 75 cm.

What are the measurement depths of the S/S+ probe?

Measurement depths are: • For the S1 examination: from 15 to 40 mm under the skin. • For the S2 examination: from 20 to 50 mm under the skin.

What are the criteria of selection between S1 exam and S2 exam?

The criteria of selection are: • The S1 examination is for children with a thoracic perimeter ≤ 45 cm • TheS2 examination is for children with a thoracic perimeter: between 45 and 75 cm included

What is the ultrasound central frequency of the S/S+ probe?

The center ultrasound frequency of the S/S+ probe is 5 MHz for improved performance in shallow livers.

What are the differences between S and S+ probes?

The “S+”probe is also called the 3rd generation S probe. Compared to the S probe, the S+ probe: • Allows better maintainability • Enables a faster service for better customer satisfaction

Do the S probe and the S+ probes give the same results?

Yes, they are based on the same core technology: The VCTE™ (Vibration Controlled Transient Elastography) at 50 Hz.

Is the S probe compatible with CAP™?

CAP™ can be measured only with the M/M+ probe. For the time being, CAP™ is not available on the S/S+ and XL/XL+ probe.

Is the S/S+ probe compatible with the Automated Probe Selection tool?

No, it isn’t. This tool is only compatible with the M+ and XL+ probes.

Are FibroScan® 502, FibroScan® 502 Touch and FibroScan® 402 giving the same results?

The FibroScan® product range is based on the very same technology: VCTE™,Vibration-Controlled Transient Elastography, at 50Hz. VCTE™ is a reproducible and reliable technology based on a Controlled Vibration, a Controlled Energy, and a Controlled Algorithm. Each FibroScan® employs the same technological core platform so they all provide the same results.

How can I differentiate the different software versions of the different FibroScan devices?

A letter is used to define the FibroScan model for which a software is intended: A is FibroScan 502 B is FibroScan 402 C is FibroScan 502 Touch D is FibroScan Desk Solution

What are the key factors for the success of the FibroScan®?

FibroScan® is a fully dedicated device for hepatologists and specialists in Infectious Diseases which allows:
• Non-invasive and quantitative liver stiffness measurement
• Decision-making assistance for treatment management
• Enhanced patient follow up
• Prognostic value of the cirrhosis complications
• Improved patient comfort (no pain)
• Operator independent

What are the key points of a FibroScan® examination?

FibroScan examination is
• Totally non invasive
• Reproducible & repeatable
• Independent of the operator once trained
• Rapid and easy to perform; results are obtained immediately
• Very representative: the explored volume is 100 times larger than with a liver biopsy
• Usable in all patients except in presence of ascites, and/or active implantable devices

What are the key characteristics of the FibroScan®?

FibroScan®:
• Gives non-invasive, immediate and quantitative results:
- In kPa for liver stiffness measurement
- In dB/m for CAP™ measurement
• Delivers a reproducible & operator independent measurement
• Provides a direct measurement on a large volume of liver parenchyma (more than 100 times the biopsy volume)

What is a “.fib” file?

A “.fib” file is the format of the FibroScan examination file. This format is proprietary and used on FibroScan 502 up to A 1.42

What is a “.fibx” file?

A “.fibx” file is the most recent format of the FibroScan examination file. This format is proprietary and available on Fibroscan 502 from A 2.0, Fibroscan 402 from B2.0 and Fibroscan 502 Touch from C1.0