Doctor insights on: Echogenic kidneys on ultrasound
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
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
Can a high-protein ketogenic diet cause slightly increased bilateral echogenicity on a kidney ultrasound?
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
Kidney ultrasound show increased cortical echogenicity (right >left) with mild loss of corticomedullary differantiation. Advice: kft correlation. Mean?
I'm having pain in my right lower back. I had an ultrasound 2 days ago and they found an echogenic area on my right kidney. What could this indicate?
Need MRI or CT: Further evaluation is needed. This could be benign or malignant. Best study is MRI with contrast, although if lesion more than 2cm in size CT with contrast (kidney mass protocol) is also useful. If lesion is enhancing (has blood vessels) then urologist will decide treatment. If not enhancing it is benign. ...Read more
Ultrasound showed right kidney cortex demonstrates slight increase in echogenicity, measuring 6.7x3.0x3.7 cm in longitudinal. No right hydronephrosis,?
? renal mass on echo: 58F from LA notes:Ultrasound showed right kidney cortex demonstrates slight increase in echogenicity, measuring 6.7x3.0x3.7 cm in longitudinal. No right hydronephrosis,? ANS: Need to know why the ultrasound was done. Sounds like a renal cyst but CT better to followup on. I specialize in these problems so can do 2nd opinion if desired. ...Read more
Hi doctor had an ultrasound of the liver, gallbladder, kidney and pancreas there was echogenicity of the liver and the pancreas was not well seen?
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
My kidney sonogram shows the parenchymal echogenicity appears slightly hypoechoic unjformly, what is that means?
Renal echogenicity: Renal echogenicity is a sign of scaring or increased density of the kidney and implies underlying medical kidney disease. You should see a Nephrologist (Internest specializing in kidney disease) as soon as possible for a kidney workup. This will include urine and blood tests to ascertain whether you have a medical condition causing this. ...Read more
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?
Not likely: Your doctor is the best one to ask since he or she has all the details. An echogenic intracardiac foci is basically a variation of normal if your genetic blood testing was normal and there are no other abnormalities were seen. There is not enough detail to comment of the kidney. ...Read more
My doctor told me that my kidneys have increased echogenecity via ultrasound but he said all the blood work and urinalysis are normal, I'm worried?
Usually not much: You didn't mention what organ was studied. In most cases, this just describes the tissue with perhaps some fatty tissue or even scar. Fibrous tissue also but all of this is nothing to worry about now. See what your doctor has to add ...Read more
Needs further eval.: There are known fetal abnormalities which may be seen associated with echogenic bowel on an 18 wk U/S. There are genetic for which amnio for karyotyping should be performed, CF, for which parents should be evaluated, as well as, among others, CMV or toxoplasmosis for which evaluation will also be made. Firstly, a F/U U/S may be gotten. Talk to your OB for their eval and W/U before anything else. ...Read more
Fatty liver disease: Increased liver echogenicity is typically due to fatty deposition of the liver. This is most commonly from alcohol intake or obesity. It is important to try to eliminate the underlying cause for the fatty liver. Long standing fatty liver can lead to end stage liver disease. ...Read more
May have: Fatty liver also called steatosis. This can lead to liver damage/ cirrhosis. Also associated with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Time to see a doctor and improve your health. Eat correctly, exercise, no smoking, and take your prescribed meds. Fatty liver can be reversed! Please get started. ...Read more
Those are: Descriptive terms related to the appearance on ultrasound. "Echogenic" means it looks brighter than normal liver (because it reflects more of the US echoes), hypoechogenic means it looks darker. The terms are strictly descriptive, they don't necessarily imply any specific etiology of the lesions. ...Read more
My ultrasound revealed diffuse increased echogenicity and coarsened echotexture. What does that mean?
It's Subjective: Generally, increased echogenecity indicates fatty infiltration, and coarsened echo texture (of the liver) could indicate cirrhosis (or hepatitis; among others), however, the findings are very subjective, cannot be graded and vary from observer to observer. If you have known liver disease (or even if unknown), consult a gastroenterologist for possible liver biopsy. ...Read more
Ultrasound report says echogenic liver with fatty infiltration. What does this mean? What do I need to do?
This is essentially: Fat deposition throughout the liver tissue. There are numerous potential causes, for example obesity and certain medications (e.g. Steroids). Sometimes there is no identifiable cause (idiopathic). It is generally a benign and potentially reversible condition. Speak with your doctor about potential etiologies in your case, and next steps. ...Read more
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