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Abdominal Ultrasound Vs Ct Scan
Intermittent dully/achy left testicle and lower left abdomen pain. Ultrasounds and CT Scan show nothing. What else could it be?
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
Will ultra sound/sonogram work for evaluation of post hernia repair (on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen as alternate to CT scan?
No need: There is no need to perform either test, as it sounds like it is obviously present based on physical examination. If it persists past 6-12 months and/or causes a problem, it may need to get drained. This is typically a procedure done by a radiologist using either ultrasound or ct scan, which are used to guide the needle. Can also be done by the surgeon in the office without those tests. ...Read more
Had numerous abdomen x rays and CT scan also chest scan and x Ray and 2 ultra sound of liver and gallbladder could they have noticed a hiatal hernia?
Full panel of bloodwork normal, abdominal ultrasound and CT scan normal. Still loosing un intended weight.
Total T3 (liothyronine) level? I:
He is on Armour thyroid,
Could it be that his dose is higher
Than what he needs depending of course on his free T4 and total t3
Level. Sometimes people lose weight because they are extremely careful with food they eat-no fat, no sugar or any fattening food. Is he symptomatic? ...Read more
I had an abdominal ultrasound a few days ago but now they want me to do an abdominal CT scan. Why?
Why would I have intermittently only slightly elevated lipase levels? Normal abdominal ultrasound and ct scan with contrast?
Is an abdominal ultrasound a good test to detect RUQ pain? I had a normal Ct scan 6 months ago. I have untreated GERD and esophogitis? Pain from that?
Treat esophagitis: Esophagitis is often associated with gastritis which can cause your abdominal pain You should take medications for esophagitis. A right upper quarant ultrasound shows changes in liver, gall stones and sludge (if stones not calcified won't see on CT. Bile ducts are visualized as well as pancreas, possible pancreatitis. Right kidney seen as well. ...Read more
Good morning, I had an abdominal ultrasound which revealed lesions on my liver, suggesting liver hemangioma. But to be sure they want me to have a CT scan. I am scared. I am a 35 year old female, otherwise healthy, non smoker, non drinker.... The size of
Would a chest X-ray, an abdominal ultrasound, and a CT scan with contrast likely show evidence of chronic pancreatitis?
Excessive vomiting and diherrea. Had ugi, CT scan, abdominal ultrasound, egd and colonoscopy done. No signs of ulcer or anything of concern?
Could be several thi: Sounds like you had an extensive workup done. Any biopsies taken on egd or colonoscopy? If you didn't have any gallstones on us then you may benefit from hida scan to look for biliary dyskinesia.Have you had stool studies done to look for any etiology? You can also have increase bile salt load in the intestines which can cause diarrhea. It responds very well to bile salts lowering drugs. ...Read more
Standard procedure: The technicians training is focused on producing a quality study, like a photograph in focus. This may include figuring out how to get an image of an area behind a bladder or locating an elusive pancreas or gland. Though they may come to understand some of what is in the picture, their expertise is getting the picture, not recognizing all the stuff in it. The dr is trained to sort out the images. ...Read more
My abdominal ultrasound scan shows something like multiple cysts in an empty uterus. What caused these?
Ultrasound: Without the report it's difficult to be certain what they are describing. It's possible that you have cysts in your cervix which are common and benign (also known as Nabothian cysts). The other possibility is tiny cysts beside the endometrium which may be seen with adenomyosis (a form of endometriosis). ...Read more
Hello I had an abdominal ultrasound scan at about 7weeks and results read bulky and gravid uterus what does this mean should I be concerned?
No concern: It is simple a description of a enlarging pregnant uterus. ...Read more
Poor quality scan.:
In order for the ultrasound to see deep organs such as the pancreas and aorta, the beam needs to pass through your stomach. If your stomach has food and (invariably also) gas in it, the sound beam cannot penetrate to the deep organs.
When you eat, your gallbladder contracts. The gallbladder is best evaluated when it is distended with bile, which takes eight hours to accumulate after eating. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Not at all sure, 'fuzzy' is not a typical ultrasound descriptor! What is the terminology used in the report? ...Read more
Hello, the abdominal ultrasound at 10.6 weeks showed the NT 3.2 mm., CRL 49mm. Should I worry about it? Thanks
Nuchal Translucency: Greater than 3mm is usually considered abnormal. This is a nonspecific finding that can be associated with more generalized anomalies, so additional testing and follow up may be indicated. Talk to your OB about next steps. ...Read more
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No worries: Nabothian cysts are benign cysts associated with the cervix and are often incidentally noted. They are filled with cervical mucus. Unless large, they usually are incidentally noted and require no treatment. ...Read more
Blood vessels: Seen on duplex part of exam. See radiologyinfo. Org and wiki duplex ultrasound. ...Read more
No it can't: Scars not detected by ultrasound.Get a more detailed answer ›
Too many to list: There are almost innumerable reasons to prompt these exams. You should ask the provider who requested that these exams be done. The clinical concerns that prompted the request should be specified on the referral slip. ...Read more
What would cause mid to upper back pain in right side? I already had a abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallbladder problem.
Bad gallbladder: Fever, vomiting, pain in upper belly, usually right sided and back, bloating, belching, worse after eating fatty (or other) foods, getting worse over time, several weeks to months, and family history are all symptoms of a bad gallbladder. Hydrate, avoid fatty foods while waiting for your doc visit, diagnostic testing, and/or surgery date. If US is negative, get a TECH HIDA scan. Be well. ...Read more
Would a doctor have to look for an AAA directly when doing an ultrasound or would it show up in a normal abdominal ultrasound, I have had ab us?
Doctor ordered abdominal ultrasound for RUQ discomfort. It came back clean. What exactly would this show the doctor? Worried about liver disease.
Gallstones: RUQ ultrasound best to look at gallbladder as source of pain. ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
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