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Is b-scan (ultrasound) effective in evaluating vitreous syneresis?Doc said it's difficult to see with indirect ophthalmoscope.Only traction's visible.

Is b-scan (ultrasound) effective in evaluating vitreous syneresis?Doc said it's difficult to see with indirect ophthalmoscope.Only traction's visible.

Not very accurate: The resolution of most b-mode ultrasound is 2 mm. It can give a qualitative picture of the vitreous, attached, detached, foreign body etc. Syneresis is a quality that is better appreciated by slit lamp exam and indirect ophthalmoscopy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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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What is my neurologist looking for now he's ordered an ocular B scan ocular ultrasound? I have Idiopathic intercranial hypertnesion

What is my neurologist looking for now he's ordered an ocular B scan ocular ultrasound? I have Idiopathic intercranial hypertnesion

Swollen nerve: Benign intracranial hypertension can cause swelling of the optic nerve head. This can be diagnosed by ultrasound, however, is usually diagnosed at a slit lamp as part of a dilated biomicroscopic examination by an ophthalmologist ...Read more

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Ultrasound scan any side effect?

Ultrasound scan any side effect?

No: No, there are no side effects. It's very safe. ...Read more

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Can ic show up on a ultrasound scan?

Can ic show up on a ultrasound scan?

No: The two primary diagnostic tests for ic are cystoscopy with hydrodistention and possible biopsy and parsons's test. A bladder ultrasound may be abnormal or normal but it is not a definitive diagnostic test for ic. There are some physicians who would also argue about the validity of the parson's test. ...Read more

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What happens during the anatomy scan ultrasound?

What happens during the anatomy scan ultrasound?

Ultrasound: Not sure what exact type of ultrasound you are referring to, but with any ultrasound, the patient is usually lying on a table with the area to be scanned exposed. The sonographer will put ultrasound gel on the skin for seamless transition of the ultrasound beam from the transducer(scanner) into the body. The sonographer will glide the scanner over the skin, and images will appear on the screen. ...Read more

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What happens during the anatomy scan ultrasound?

What happens during the anatomy scan ultrasound?

Anatomy scan: The anatomy scan is usually done at about 19-20 weeks. The doctor or technician will place the hand-held scan probe on your abdomen and take a detailed look at your baby, the uterus, the placenta and the fluid around the baby. She/he will measure the head abdomen and upper leg bone to determine growth. The brain, face, heart, stomach, kidneys, bladder and other structures will be studied also. ...Read more

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What do white marks on a kidney ultrasound scan mean?

Tough Question: Boy thats a tough question. Usually things that are bright on ultrasound are calculi (stones), air, or fat. If it were air the pt would likely be very sick. Fat is almost always benign, and stones can cause symptoms ranging from mild pain to sepsis. ...Read more

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How to find the gender of baby using the ultrasound scan report?

How to find the gender of baby using the ultrasound scan report?

Difficult to see!!!: It takes a trained eye to be able to see the earliest stages of genital development. Ultrasound exams can be used to determine gender as early as 12 weeks into a pregnancy but is most accurate after 16 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for an ultrasound scan to miss something?

Yes: It might be beneficial to provide more detail in a followup question. ...Read more

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What's the chances of an ultrasound scan getting a due date wrong?

Often: We use several parameters such as last menstrual period, first detection of the baby's heart beat, and serial ultrasounds(more than one) to perform day/dates comparisons for due dates by measuring the baby's bi-parietal diameters + other things. A single ultrasound can be off by plus or minus 10 days to 2 weeks. ...Read more