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U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. Concerning? Rest liver ok.

U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. Concerning? Rest liver ok.

LIVER LESION EVAL: A Liver Lesion identified on ultrasound needs to be followed closely. You need to have LABS monitered and evaluation for hepatitis. A repeat Ultrasound or potentially Abdominal MRI may be needed. Also Consult with a GI specialist, to insure that a biopsy is not warranted. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Thyroid ultrasound shows heterogenous hypervascular echogenicity. No nodules. Thyroid labs were normal. Any ideas on what this is?

Thyroid ultrasound shows heterogenous hypervascular echogenicity. No nodules. Thyroid labs were normal. Any ideas on what this is?

What thyoid labs?: There are many thyroid labs and most docs do not check enough of them? This ultrasound is consistent with grave's disease and thyroiditis. With grave's standard thyroid tests would usually be abnormal but might look ok with thyroiditis. Please make sure anti-thyroid antibodies (anti-tpo and anti-thyroglobulin) have been checked, as well as free t3 (liothyronine) and reverse t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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What do thyroid US results mean? Homogeneous echogenicity. Multiple nodules bilaterally, no cysts ID'd. Heterogeneous parenchyma w/bilateral nodules.

Thyroid nodules: Did they measure the largest nodules? Thyroid nodules are fairly common, and the vast majority of them are not cancerous, but if one is above 1 cm, a biopsy may be considered (there's some variation in how thyroid nodules are managed). Some can give you hyperthyroidism. I'd speak with your doctor or an endocrinologist about further steps. ...Read more

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Rt thyroid lobe homogenous in echogenicity measures 5.6x1.7x1.8cm w/multiple nodules largest meas. 1.0x0.6x0.9 located in lower pole.?

Rt thyroid lobe homogenous in echogenicity measures 5.6x1.7x1.8cm w/multiple nodules largest meas. 1.0x0.6x0.9 located in lower pole.?

Follow up needed: Hi SFleming,
There is much to be said and discussed about this finding but truthfully, you will be better served by consulting with your local doctor. I highly encourage you to follow up with your doctor as soon as possible to discuss further work up options to better define what is going on. Thank you for reaching out and hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I have heterogeneous thyroid with some mild echogenic small nodules in the left lobe what does this mean?

I have heterogeneous thyroid with some mild echogenic small nodules in the left lobe what does this mean?

Size matters: Hi. Echogenic heterogeneity in the thyroid is commonly seen in autoimmune thyroid conditions, most often Hashimoto's. Small nodules (defined as ...Read more

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Enlarged heterogeneous thyroid hyperechoic with mild echogenic nodules, sized. 09-1.5 CM normal labs? Seeing endo, wondering what this Is going to mea

Thyroid: Your endocrinologist will review your thyroid images and your thyroid laboratory data, but not until she/he takes your history, does a physical exam, and reviews your lab data.

There are many treatment options from doing nothing to surgery on your thyroid.

Thyroid issues are common but the success and control rate is quite high.

You should be fine. ...Read more

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I have thyroid nodule for 20 years and grown from 2.7cm to 3.2cm in 4 yrs - now has scattered echogenic foci-calcify and increase vascularity-is canc?

Thyroid nodule: I would recommend you see an endocrinologist to determine if the nodule should undergo a needle aspiration biopsy. This can help determine if the nodule is benign or cancerous after which appropriate treatment can be undertaken. ...Read more

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Have thyroid nodule 20 yrs with many U/S and FNA but U/S now shows scattered echogenic foci-calcify with increased vascularity - what does this mean?

Have thyroid nodule 20 yrs with many U/S and FNA but U/S now shows scattered echogenic foci-calcify with increased vascularity - what does this mean?

Consistency: A lot depends on what has happened to this nodule over the last 20 yr. Any growth? Is the calcification new? The best scenario is where the US and FNA are all being done by the same person; sometimes the "reports" say different things when it is really not changed. Often the best person is an Endocrinologist who does this, rather than a radiologist who is not a thyroid specialist. ...Read more

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U/S of lump r. neck shows 3 hypoechoic nodules w/internal echogenic area compatible w/lymphnode 1.4x0.6x0.6 & 0.8x1.1x0.7 & 1.0x0.4x0.8 Advise biopsy?

U/S of lump r. neck shows 3 hypoechoic nodules w/internal echogenic area compatible w/lymphnode 1.4x0.6x0.6 & 0.8x1.1x0.7 & 1.0x0.4x0.8 Advise biopsy?

Ans: Inflamed lymph node not uncommon. Only on one side is of concern. Biopsy is possible but is it necessary? Us report is not bad. Wait a bit and see if they go down unless you have. More symptoms. Then biopsy ...Read more

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My wife had a thyroid ultrasound and showed heterogenous echogenicity, hypervascular thyroid gland. No masses or nodules. Any thoughts on what this is?

My wife had a thyroid ultrasound and showed heterogenous echogenicity, hypervascular thyroid gland. No masses or nodules. Any thoughts on what this is?

Could be Hashimoto's: Is the gland normal is size or enlarged? If normal-sized, could be hashimoto's. If enlarged it could be grave's disease, both of which are autoimmune diseases. She should find out if she's hypo- or hyperthyroid and have additional testing to see if she has hashimoto's. ...Read more

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I would like to ask what is" Multiple tiny echogenic nodules scattered within the right liver. There is a complex cystic lesion in segment V?

I would like to ask what is" Multiple tiny echogenic nodules scattered within the right liver. There is a complex cystic lesion in segment V?

Descriptive: This is from results of testing a damaged liver. It is intended for use by the doctor who ordered the test to guide treatment and advise patient regarding decisions. You need to ask that doctor for a consultation. A 2nd opinion of results may make sense too if yoou are not clear. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is an echogenic nodule?

What is an echogenic nodule?

Small nodule.: When something is echogenic, it's brighter than the adjacent tissues or the background tissue of the organ. Technically it should be termed "hyperechoic" but "echogenic" is more commonly used. It also means that it's more likely (not always) solid than fluid. A "nodule" is small, usually less than 2 cm in size. ...Read more

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What does 2 centimeter hypoechoic/cystic nodules with internal echogenicity in the midpole of the left lobe. Larger module meaures 7mm?

It would be better: If you said where these findings were. It almost sounds like the thyroid. If so cysts in the thyroid may be colloid cysts and they look like cysts with internal echoes or old blood etc. Therefore please specify where you have these findings ...Read more

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What does this mean? The nodule is predominantly echogenic with a hypoechoic center. A thin cortical rim of hypoechogenicity surrounds the nodule.

What does this mean? The nodule is predominantly echogenic with a hypoechoic center. A thin cortical rim of hypoechogenicity surrounds the nodule.

Your Doctor: Interpretation of tests, whether radiological, blood tests or procedures. Interpretation is best done within the context of the clinical picture. So your doctor is the best to explain that to you and if you are not convinced, you can always get a second opinion, . ...Read more

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Hello. I have 7mm echogenic cortical nodule in right kidney what does it mean and how to cure is that any emergency to see specialist?

Hello. I have 7mm echogenic cortical nodule in right kidney what does it mean and how to cure is that any emergency to see specialist?

No emergency: You should see a urologist in the future. It could be a number of things. Depending where in the cortex the nodule is located it, could even be a stone. See a urologist in the next month or so. ...Read more

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U/s liver findings-7mm L lobe nodule.& 2.1x2 cm mixed echogenicity nodule subcapsular portion of the inferior aspect R lobe. Concerning? Rest liver ok.

LIVER LESION EVAL: A Liver Lesion identified on ultrasound needs to be followed closely. You need to have LABS monitered and evaluation for hepatitis. A repeat Ultrasound or potentially Abdominal MRI may be needed. Also Consult with a GI specialist, to insure that a biopsy is not warranted. ...Read more

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There are 3non-shadowing echogenic nodules in the right lobe of the liver located within segment 6/7 witch measure 23x27x30, 25x23x23, and 9x11x11 mm?

There are 3non-shadowing echogenic nodules in the right lobe of the liver located within segment 6/7 witch measure 23x27x30, 25x23x23, and 9x11x11 mm?

Need more imaging: Liver lesions may be due to multiple causes - most are benign but some can be caused by non_benign causes such as tumor or infection. I suggest you see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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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Iam 23 weeks of pregnant, in my scan report I found echogenic nodule in left ventrical of baby, is it dangerous during & after pregnancy to baby.

Iam 23 weeks of pregnant, in my scan report I found echogenic nodule in left ventrical of baby, is it dangerous during & after pregnancy to baby.

Ultrasound Report: The best person to ask about this is your Obstetrician. They have access to the results of your scan, the radiologist who read the scan, your history and your pregnancy history. ...Read more

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On a liver ultrasound, what does echogenic nodules mean? & what does Avascular mean? My paper also say they have the appeance of a small haemangiomata

On a liver ultrasound, what does echogenic nodules mean? & what does Avascular mean? My paper also say they have the appeance of a small haemangiomata

Benign: Echogenic nodules are a common appearance of a liver hemangioma. This is a very common, benign tumor of the liver usually found incidentally when evaluating a patient for various disorders. Avascular means they do not have a very robust blood supply, which is usually the case. Sometimes they can grow quite large, and mimic other tumors. When large, there is also a slightly greater risk of rupture. ...Read more

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Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Parotid mass: Your doctor will probably want an FNA, fine needle aspiration to obtain cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Probably will be benign but your ENT may suggest it be completely excised. ...Read more

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Small lump in back of throat when swallowing. Have ill- defined mass just to the right of isthmus, isthmus nodule with several echogenic foci. Cancer?

2 different issues: A lump at the back of your throat might easily be a lymph node. If it has been there a while and isn't changing it probably needs to be biopsied to prove its not cancer. You don't state risk factors such a alcohol and tobacco exposure. The thyroid nodule is in front and would have to metastasize to the node. 1-2cm 10% risk. ...Read more

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What does "normal echogenicity of bilateral thyroid glands and isthmus" mean?

What does "normal echogenicity of bilateral thyroid glands and isthmus" mean?

Thyroid ultrasound: This sounds like the description of a normal thyroid gland. Normal echogenicity means the texture is normal. Bilateral = both sides. Isthmus is the thin strand of thyroid tissue between the 2 lobes. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Normal echogenicity of bilateral thyroid glands and isthmus.

What does this mean? Normal echogenicity of bilateral thyroid glands and isthmus.

Thyroid that is: Normal in appearance on ultrasound is described as normal echogenicity. The ultrasound probe sends out sound waves and makes a picture of the echoes that bounce back. ...Read more

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What does Thyroid parenchymal echogenicity is fairly homogeneous mean?

What does Thyroid parenchymal echogenicity is fairly homogeneous mean?

Homogeneous: Homogeneous echogenicity of thyroid parenchyma on ultrasound means a normal thyroid gland without nodules. ...Read more

Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more