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Doppler ultrasound: A doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to measure flow through vessels. When blood goes through a vessel it changes the sound waves in a way that will give us an idea if there is any obstruction or reduction in flow. This is very noninvasive and very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To check blood flow: Doppler ultrasound gives information about blood flow, increased, decreased, velocity + direction or absence. Very useful in making or confirming many diagnoses and used to examine many organ systems including, but not limited to heart, blood vessels, liver. Kidney, ovary or testis to rule out torsion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Not necessary: A doppler ultrasound is a painless exam. There should be no need for an anxiolytic medication. If you have a condition that will cause you to have undue anxiety for an ultrasound exam, you should discuss it with your physician so that proper measures can be taken, and medication prescribed in the rare event that it is needed. ...Read more
Carotid doppler ultrasound showed elevated psv in right ica but normal ica/cca. What's this mean?
My GP ordered a doppler ultrasound to look at my 'porta hepatis' — what could he be checking for?
Liver: Porta hepatis is the region leading into the liver which contains the blood vessels feeding the liver (hepatic artery and portal vein) and the bile duct which carries bile from the liver and gallbladder to the bowel. It also contains some lymph nodes. Maybe your doctor wants to see how well blood is flowing in the hepatic artery and portal vein? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Medicaid is state by state dependant and it depends on what medical condition is being investigated. ...Read more
Yes: Most of the lesions in the leg are primary sarcomas. There are very few metastatic lesions other than those spreading to groin nodes. Sarcomas grow as masses and can easily be palpated. If the lesion is deep to skin and begins growing, it spreads the overlying tissue over it so that the margins of the growing lesion may not be clear. Here a Doppler should easily identity its true margins. ...Read more
Mixed: A hernia can be detected relatively accurately with an ultrasound and even better yet with physical exam. Epididymitis is slightly more difficult. It can sometimes been seen on ultrasound, but it is more of a clinical diagnosis and is treated with NSAID (anti-inflammatories) and sometimes steroids and antibiotis ...Read more
What is a common differential diagnosis for a questionable small angiomyolipoma found on renal doppler ultrasound?
That may scare you: The common lesions in kidneys are cysts and kidney cancers all of which begin as small densities and then it is a matter of checking them for any changes or further growth. Stay calm and follow your doctor's instructions and get followup ultrasound in 6 months(if you a re very much worried) or in one year which I think is adequate. ...Read more
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
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