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What does mild heterogeneity or possible artifact within the sof tissue mean

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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Artifact: Artifact in medicine denotes a substance that is not naturally present. In your MRI a fragment of metal obscured a portion of the image of the spinal ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Xray artifact: The word "artifact" indicates the radiologist thought perhaps there is nothing wrong at all, just some minor variation in the appearance of your lung ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Injured shoulder: The supraspinatus tendon is part of the rotator cuff. your MRI shows an injury to it.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Translation: Some areas are thicker than others= a common & relatively normal finding in general. Lack of any information about what the US studied or why it w ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Ultrasound cloudy: The increased echogenicity generally means there is some chronic process going on. Knowing the sizes of the kidneys, whether there are stones, cysts ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Description: It sounds like you are trying to interpret an ultrasound. This is a description of what the uterus looks like. It needs to be taken in conjunction wit ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Complicated: You have a complicated problem. The issue is to do a cath or no cath. Why was the study done? Do you have angina or its equivalent? Did you walk on a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: There is a certain "signal" or color that structures have as seen on an MRI. When the color is different than expected, they are described as abnorma ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Nothing really: Nothing really. The metal scatters the x ray and structures close to it are not well visualized.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
34 years experience General Surgery
Thyroiditis?: This is the description of the appearance of the thyroid on ultrasound and is most often seen in thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid. The exact ... Read More

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