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Parenchymal Echogenicity

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
What Organ?: The term means that the expected uniformity of an organs' tissue texture has been degraded and the appearance has assumed a rather more coarse texture ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hosea Mcadoo
55 years experience Radiology
Descriptive term: Not specific to any one thing. Parenchyma is just the main part of an organ or tissue. Echogenicity refers to how many echoes are produced by a tiss ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Ultrasound: The term describes the sonographic characteristics of the kidney tissue. When the cortical echogenicity is increased the kidney looks brighter. This i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
What kind: of ultrasound did you have? What organ is being referred to as hypoechoic?
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Usually not much: You didn't mention what organ was studied. In most cases, this just describes the tissue with perhaps some fatty tissue or even scar. Fibrous tissu ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Your presumption: Could be right. Get checked for alcohol induced , viral or autoimmune hepatitis. Avoid taking tylenol, (acetaminophen) drinking alcohol. Take care! ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Renal echogenicity: Renal echogenicity is a sign of scaring or increased density of the kidney and implies underlying medical kidney disease. You should see a Nephrologi ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Your Dad: has significant renal failure the imaging discloses what i think is polycystic renal disease which indeed may explain his situation! Hope this helps! ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Concern: This question is best answered by a gastroenterologist or hepatologist(liver specialist). I would be concerned about chronic liver inflammation or fat ... Read More
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