A 56-year-old female asked:
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discrete coarsened increased echogenicity of the liver with history of hemochromatosis meaning on ultrasound?

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Dr. Harry Zegel
49 years experience Radiology
See answer: The concern is that this may represent developing cirrhosis. Ultrasound generally does not delineate iron deposition per se. A more definitive imaging modality for hemachromatosis imaging is MRI which can better evaluate the degree of iron deposition that is occurring. It would be important to also evaluate the pancreas.
Answered on Jan 5, 2016
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
This is : A nonspecific finding on ultrasound though hemochromatosis in one of the many things that can cause this appearance. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the best imaging examination to evaluate abnormal iron deposition in the liver.
Answered on Feb 6, 2015
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