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what does increased hepatic echogenicity mean on a ultrasound?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It means the: liver looks brighter(increased echogenicity) than normal on US. Usually this is due to benign fatty infiltration, but there are other potential etiologies.
Answered on Feb 21, 2017

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