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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?

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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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Echogenic foci in both kidneys serious?

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?

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
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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?

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
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What's parenchymal echogenicity kidney?

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?

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. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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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

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

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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ulltrasound shows 3mm echogenic non-shadowing focus in the right kidney. What does this mean and do I need further testing? Thank you

Ulltrasound shows 3mm echogenic non-shadowing focus in the right kidney. What does this mean and do I need further testing? Thank you

The vast: majority of these types of findings are of little or no concern. However, the ultrasound appearance is not specific, and you may need an additional test such as CT to confirm it. Tal to your doctor about th results. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gross
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