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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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