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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

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 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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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

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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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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

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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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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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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the doppler ultrasound?

Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the doppler ultrasound?

Not necessary: A doppler ultrasound is a painless exam. There should be no need for an anxiolytic medication. If you have a condition that will cause you to have undue anxiety for an ultrasound exam, you should discuss it with your physician so that proper measures can be taken, and medication prescribed in the rare event that it is needed. ...Read more

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Is penile doppler ultrasound covered under medicaid?

Maybe: Medicaid is state by state dependant and it depends on what medical condition is being investigated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to detect a tumor via a Doppler ultrasound in the leg?

Is it possible to detect a tumor via a Doppler ultrasound in the leg?

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

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Can you tell me how precise is doppler ultrasound in detecting epididymitis and hernia?

Can you tell me how precise is doppler ultrasound in detecting epididymitis and hernia?

Mixed: A hernia can be detected relatively accurately with an ultrasound and even better yet with physical exam. Epididymitis is slightly more difficult. It can sometimes been seen on ultrasound, but it is more of a clinical diagnosis and is treated with NSAID (anti-inflammatories) and sometimes steroids and antibiotis ...Read more

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What is a common differential diagnosis for a questionable small angiomyolipoma found on renal doppler ultrasound?

That may scare you: The common lesions in kidneys are cysts and kidney cancers all of which begin as small densities and then it is a matter of checking them for any changes or further growth. Stay calm and follow your doctor's instructions and get followup ultrasound in 6 months(if you a re very much worried) or in one year which i think is adequate. ...Read more

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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

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What exactly is a doppler ultrasound?

What exactly is a doppler ultrasound?

Doppler ultrasound: A doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to measure flow through vessels. When blood goes through a vessel it changes the sound waves in a way that will give us an idea if there is any obstruction or reduction in flow. This is very noninvasive and very helpful. ...Read more

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Is it normal to need a doppler ultrasound?

To check blood flow: Doppler ultrasound gives information about blood flow, increased, decreased, velocity + direction or absence. Very useful in making or confirming many diagnoses and used to examine many organ systems including, but not limited to heart, blood vessels, liver. Kidney, ovary or testis to rule out torsion. ...Read more

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What is doppler ultrasound of MCA done for?

Checks: Blood vessels of the brain for narrowing or other problems. ...Read more