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Dr. Eric Goodman
Board Certified, Radiology
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What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

Dr. Eric Goodman
Board Certified, Radiology
22 years in practice
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What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

Maybe: It depends on where the foci were seen. Were they in the kidney or in the renal sinus? In the cortex, it could be artifact or fat. In the renal sinus, it could be artfiact or kidney stone. If there is a concern for stones, ct is the most accurate test. ...Read more

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Board Certified, Radiology
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Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

Dr. Mazen Ghani
Board Certified, Radiology
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Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

kidneys: Echogenic foci in kidneys refers to white spots that may indicate a kidney stone, calcium in a blood vessel, or fat. A ct scan of the abdomen without IV contrast would help to clarify. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Goodman
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What are non shadowing echogenic foci of the kidney? Are they considered to be kidney stones?

Dr. Eric Goodman
Board Certified, Radiology
22 years in practice
112K people helped

Maybe: It depends on where the foci were seen. Were they in the kidney or in the renal sinus? In the cortex, it could be artifact or fat. In the renal sinus, it could be artfiact or kidney stone. If there is a concern for stones, ct is the most accurate test. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

Dr. Peter Baumann
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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20 weeks sonogram shows echogenic foci in 4 chamber heart and cystic areas seen bilaterally in fetal kidney measuring 3mm. Tested neg for ds, worried?

MFM consult: Maybe a consultation with a maternal fetal medicine specialist can help putting the findings for you into prospective and help you not to worry. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
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What's parenchymal echogenicity kidney?

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
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What's parenchymal echogenicity kidney?

Ultrasound: The term describes the sonographic characteristics of the kidney tissue. When the cortical echogenicity is increased the kidney looks brighter. This is a finding usually associated with various chronic renal parenchymal disease. When decreased can represent swelling from acute infection or renal vein obstruction. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
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What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
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What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

Not a CYST: A nodule in the kidney represents a mass which needs to be evaluated. If it is a simple cyst then it can be assumed to be benign. An echogenic nodule is something other than a simple cyst and usually means it is solid and requires further evaluation, usually by ct. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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My ultraviolet scan results showed that my kidneys are healthy but shows signs of echogenicity..do i hav alport syndrome..thank you.

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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My ultraviolet scan results showed that my kidneys are healthy but shows signs of echogenicity..do i hav alport syndrome..thank you.

Alport syndrome: is best diagnosed with urinalysis which shows proteinuria. You can have a normal ultrasound and still have Alport's. "Echogenicity" can be caused by many things such as kidney stones, chronic renal disease, and even normal structures such as blood vessels and normal fat. We would need to see the actual ultrasound images or review the report to know more specifically. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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My wife is 21 week pregnant? Last week we had sono scan.. Its found that normal sized kidneys with echogenic cortex? We are worry about it? Please

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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My wife is 21 week pregnant? Last week we had sono scan.. Its found that normal sized kidneys with echogenic cortex? We are worry about it? Please

Abnormal Ultrasound?: An ultrasound (u) is read by a radiologist (r) and echogenicity of the kidneys is subject to the r's interpretation of it. To see if one has any significant kidney impairment, one needs to have a 24 hour urine for a creatinine clearance to assess one's renal function. Ask the doctor who ordered the u to order it ask the doctor why the u was ordered in the first place. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gross
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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I had an ultrasound 2 days ago and they found an echogenic area on my right kidney. What could this indicate?

Dr. Michael Gross
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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I had an ultrasound 2 days ago and they found an echogenic area on my right kidney. What could this indicate?

Cyst: This probably represents a cyst in your kidney ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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Kidney ultrasound show increased cortical echogenicity (right >left) with mild loss of corticomedullary differantiation. Advice: kft correlation.Mean?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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Kidney ultrasound show increased cortical echogenicity (right >left) with mild loss of corticomedullary differantiation. Advice: kft correlation.Mean?

Correlate blood test: Increased cortical echogenicity with mild corticomedullary differentiation, usually means medical renal disease. Kft probably means kidney function tests. These are blood tests such as serum creatinine, bun, and GFR (glomerular filtration rate). ...Read more

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