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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamel Sadek
24 years experience Family Medicine
Many Disease: An ultrasound exam is indicated in the following: lesion vs. Cyst formation in organs. Stone formation in specific organs/systems. Palque or blood ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No.: Ultrasound and other imaging and clinical tests will suspect a rhabdomyosarcoma - the final diagnosis rests on tissue biopsy for any type of malignanc ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sonar images: Ultrasound uses the variation in the 2 dimensional images produced by scanning the thyroid like a fisherman uses sonar to find a school of fish under ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
36 years experience Radiology
Rarely: Sometimes ultrasound is used in pediatric patients to diagnose bowel obstruction, but rarely, if ever, in adults. A common cause of bowel obstructi ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jean Jeudy
16 years experience Radiology
US vs MRI: Generally MR is more robust than ultrasound (US). It has better spatial resolution and is also not limited by bone or air which causes artifact and sh ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Brain activity: Eeg measures brain electrical activity by using scalp electrodes. Eeg is more sensitive and gives a better global look at brain function. Typical MRI ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
27 years experience Radiology
MRCP: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a non invasive way to diagnose diseases of the biliary tree and the pancreatic ducts. It is don ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Schmidt
34 years experience Radiology
Look for intrauterin: Intrauterine sac; which by 5-6 weeks post last menstrual period (lmp) should show a fetus, with a detectable heartbeat.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
A lot: Ultrasound evaluates the liver, gallbladder, spleen, aorta, inferior vena cava, kidneys and pancreas. It can detect fluid in the abdomen and often wil ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
PID: Yes, it may show an abscess.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The cyst: The ovaries, uterus, and bladder are easy to see and examine on a transvaginal ultrasound exam. If there is an ovarian cyst, the ultrasound will show ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Urgent callback: Not sure exactly what this is in reference to, but in general it would mean that there is, or there is a possibility of, an acute or important findin ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Yes !!: Positron emission tomography (pet scan) is a form of study mainly of the metabolism and the chemical content of the brain. It has fewer indications t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Ultrasound tech: Check out this link for complete information on this: http://www.innerbody.com/careers-in-health/guide-to-becoming-ultrasound-technologist.html
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please clarify what: your question is. Can re-ask. Thanks.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Many things: It depends what is being scanned. You can see liver mass, gallstones, kidney stones, fluid, and many other things.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience Radiology
Read more here: Please see these articles (and it's related articles) for a good summary of info on the actual MRI procedure: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/m ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
CT show more.: An ultrasound study is heavily dependent on the skills of the technologist. The us also does not typically see everything in the pelvis, particularly ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
28 years experience Internal Medicine
X ray: A report of a subtle finding on an X ray usually means something that is not clinically significant or would not be known to be present if the X ray h ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Nonspecific: The report should be more informative. Is there a mass? Enlarged lymph nodes? What you describe essentially gives no information.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Echo: Echo shows cardiac structure and function. It gives a lot of information about the heart. It is a basic test used in cardiologic evaluation and is ind ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Emran
15 years experience Family Medicine
Swelling: An ovarian cyst is an egg cell that did not fully release from the ovary. This causes swelling and pain. Many women can have multiple ovarian cysts fo ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on scan: It really depends on the specific test. A ct scan of the abdomen can demonstrate goo anatomical detail and look for many possible things like tumors, ... Read More
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