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Echogenic Foci Kidney
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
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
In my usg the impression says: echogenic focus in the mid cortal area of left kidney. The kidney measures108.4*53.0mm. What does this mean ?
Nonspecific: The kidney measurement is relatively normal and is essentially just given for reference. The echogenic focus is somewhat nonspecific and could be many things (angiomyolipoma is one that quickly comes to mind). Without seeing the images or knowing if you've had other imaging, it's hard to give much more information. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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