Nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) refer to liver disorders that affect individuals who consume little to no alcohol. As the name implies, this condition results in the build-up of excess fat in the liver. It affects about one-quarter of the United States population, making it one of the most common types of chronic liver disease.
To assess the health of your liver, your doctor may recommend a FibroScan test, which is an ultrasound of the liver. A FibroScan is usually ordered for patients with medical conditions that can affect liver health, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. The test can also be used to monitor