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Carotid mra vs carotid doppler ultrasound better predictor?

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

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's more accurate, a color carotid doppler ultrasound or a contrast coratid mra?

What's more accurate, a color carotid doppler ultrasound or a contrast coratid mra?

Both good: Ultrasound is a good screening test. Can give idea about plaque make up. Mra shows flow but can overestimate amount of stenosis. Cta best if ultrasound not normal. ...Read more

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What is more accurate, a color carotid doppler ultrasound or a contrast carotid mra?

What is more accurate, a color carotid doppler ultrasound or a contrast carotid mra?

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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Carotid doppler ultrasound showed elevated psv in right ica but normal ica/cca. What's this mean?

See detailed answer: 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

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My doctor heard a bruit in caroited artery but my Doppler ultrasound was normal. How can this be?

My doctor heard a bruit in caroited artery but my Doppler ultrasound was normal. How can this be?

Bruit: A bruit is just noise. Sometimes its related to a hemodynamic abnormality but sometimes it's just turbulent flow without pathology. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to have a doppler ultrasound?

Costs vary: I don't know what you are having a doppler ultrasound of but, in general, you can call and get prices from hospital and imaging centers in the area in which you live. ...Read more

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What is color doppler ultrasound value in ob?

What is color doppler ultrasound value in ob?

OB sono: Color doppler in sonogram is used to check the venous and arterial blood flow to any organ. In obstetrics it is generally to check the blood flow to the fetus and placenta.In the anatomical survey it checks for the baby's heart to rule out abnormalities. ...Read more

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How precise is doppler ultrasound in detecting epididymitis and hernia?

How precise is doppler ultrasound in detecting epididymitis and hernia?

Quite accurate: In proper hands of skilled ultrasonographer, detection of epididymitis and inguinal hernia can usually be diagnosed. Other problems such as testicular torsion, hydrocele, varicocele, and undescended testes are also identified. ...Read more

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What is the accuracy for doppler ultrasound to find blood clots?

What is the accuracy for doppler ultrasound to find blood clots?

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

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Can doppler ultrasound detect injury to the scrotal -testicular ligament?

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

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Hi dr besides penile doppler ultrasound, is there other methods to evaluate ED caused by atherosclerosis?

Hi dr besides penile doppler ultrasound, is there other methods to evaluate ED caused by atherosclerosis?

Unusual in 32 YO: Isn't atherosclerosis rare in a 32 year old and if present cardiac concerns would likely predominate and warrant therapy that would also treat penile plaques? ...Read more

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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?

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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Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound: A doppler ultrasound is used to measure flow. It uses sound waves and doesn't hurt the fetus at all. ...Read more

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Could a doppler ultrasound damage leg?

Not likely.: May need follow up scan if still symptomatic. ...Read more

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What's doppler ultrasound exams are done on the fetus or placenta?

What's doppler ultrasound exams are done on the fetus or placenta?

Check blood flow: The doppler exam is using ultrasound to asses the blood flow to the baby or placenta. It is a tool for assessing the health of the baby and monitoring the effects of certain problems such as diabetes or hypertension. ...Read more