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Carotid Mra Vs Carotid Doppler Ultrasound Better Predictor
Doppler Ultrasound: Ultrasound has proven to be cost-effective and quite accurate in determining the degree of narrowing in the carotid artery. Many vascular surgeons, including myself, solely rely on it to decide whether someone needs an operation. Mra is not so good and over-estimates the actual degree of narrowing. I would not rely on its findings to decide on operating. As mentioned a cta is much better. ...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
Carotid: A carotid doppler is a good screening procedure. A mra or cta of the carotids is more accurate but not the way to screen patients. ...Read more
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Psv = peak systolic velocity (i.e. Speed of blood flow); elevated psv can indicate narrowing
ica/cca ratio is another way of assessing narrowing - would need to see actual numbers
my 2 cents...See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Bruit: A bruit is just noise. Sometimes its related to a hemodynamic abnormality but sometimes it's just turbulent flow without pathology. ...Read more
Leg ultrasound: Ultrasound is usually effective at detecting a blood clot in the leg vein, however there are times when a clot below the knee level may not be adequately detected. In that situation, a repeat ultrasound a few days later can be performed. Other factors may lower the sensitivity of the test, such as the experience of the ultrasound tech, the radiologist reading the images, and the size of the leg. ...Read more
No: The gubernaculum itself is not evaluated with scrotal ultrasound. Scrotal injury evaluation is directed toward the testicles (fracture/hematoma) and whether there is fluid (hematocele, hydrocele) around the testicles which can itself be uncomfortable and, in the setting of hematocele, a marker for the degree of injury. ...Read more
Hi dr besides penile doppler ultrasound, is there other methods to evaluate ED caused by atherosclerosis?
Undergoing penile doppler ultrasound, seminal anlsys and visual erection (potency test). If passed will it prove if ED is mental or physical?
Hi dr I just got back my penile doppler ultrasound results. Everything was normal. My urologist told me it could be psychological. What can I do now?
PsychologicalSupport: Sounds like you have been experience ed and the physical possibilities have been ruled out. Did someone check your hormone levels? Probably so. Check w/your state psychological association or doc for a referral to a clinical or health psychologist. Clinical hypnosis and self hypnosis and relaxation training can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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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
Making up Health: What? At 31? No. What would it tell you? What could you change? You are smoking. Stopping smoking would be a million times more effective than doing a ultrasound. What if the ultrasound does not show any disease? You are still a smoker with ed at an early age. ...Read more
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 more
Does a normal color doppler ultrasound completely rule out testicular ischemia and testicular abscess?
Would a tuberculosis epididymitis show on urinanalysis or color doppler ultrasound? If so, what would it present like?
I had a penile Doppler ultrasound done but the injection they gave me didn't cause an erection is that normal? But the test result say everything's ok
My test become hard after doppler ultrasound test found, epididymitis infection it having 8 month or more but hardness remains same. Give some suggest?
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