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Is A Sonogram And Ultrasound The Same Thing
How accurate is a transvaginal ultrasound? And is it really better than a regular ultrasound at finding tumors in your ovaries and uterus?
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
5-7 days: 5-7 days. The earlier done, the more accurate. ...Read more
I notice on my ultrasound scan at the top, it say "ga(lmp)=06w6d" what does that mean? Is that a measurement of the baby determined by the ultrasound?
Gestational age (GA): = how many weeks pregnant you are from the first day of your last menstrual period (lmp) to the date of the exam. It estimates your due date within 4-6 days. Full term gestation = 38-42 weeks. Conceptional age = time since implantation, often known when assistive reproductive techniques are used. It's 2 weeks < than gestational age. The baby center's free app, " my pregnancy today" is useful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No difference: Ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image. The main difference is just the area tha is being evaluated. ...Read more
Ultrasound techs: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual median pay of ultrasound technicians is $67,170 as of May 2013, with a range of $45,840-$92,070. Higher salaries are generally available to ultrasound technicians who have more years of experience, take on administrative or supervisory roles, or complete advanced specializations. Some ultrasound technicians also increase their salaries by working for private industry. ...Read more
What is the lowest number of days it is possible after ConceptioN, to see a gestational sac with cells attached to the wall,on a sonogram/ultrasound?
Once betaHCG >1000: Blood levels of betaHCG are better and often more reliable than last menstrual period (LMP) or suspected "conception day" and best correlated with the sonographic findings of current transvaginal ultrasound. Once the betaHCG levels pass 1000mIU/ml, most skilled sonographer may detect a small intrauterine gestational sac , as a first sonographic finding. ...Read more
What is the accuracy of an abdominal ultrasound in the first trimester? Possible to be off 4 weeks?
Ultrasounds: Nope. It is very unlikely that an early ultrasound is inaccurate by much, especially four weeks. The early ultrasounds are much more accurate in general. ...Read more
Vascular studies: It is not uncommon to do venous and arterial studies at the same time. ...Read more
What is the name of the test that is preformed that I can also find out the sex of my baby way before an ultrasound is performed to find out the?
Ultrasound: You will need a sonogram. There is no absolute test to determine the sex of the baby accurately, even sonogram may not be 100% correct depending on the operator. There is a reported DNA blood test to detect fetal free circulating DNA. Please consult your obstetrician for further advice. Good luck! ...Read more
What is the difference between an early miscarriage and a blighted ovum? Or is it the same thing?
Can be same : A blighted ovum or anembryonic pregnancy is where the gestational sac develops but the embryo does not. This happens early in pregnancy so could be considered an "early miscarriage." the term "early miscarriage" is not used in the medical field because it is very non-specific. ...Read more
When using ultrasound to view veins + arteries, is it true that the accuracy and sensitivity is only as good as the technician?
True to a point: It has been said that ultrasound is very dependent on the person doing the study. Also the physician controlling the study ...Read more
Sound vs xrays: Mammograms use xrays to image the breast tissue. Screening mmgs involve 2 views (mlo, cc) of each whole breast. Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the breast tissue. The area visualized is dependent upon where the probe is placed on the breast and is influenced by how it is angled, how fast it is moved around and how much attention is being paid to the screen during the exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are the measurements that precise on ultrasounds that it can show the difference between a 12wk fetus and a fetus that is 12wks and 4 days?
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