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Is It Easy To Miss An Aneurysm On Abdominal Ultrasound
NO: Duplex ultrasound is an excellent screening tool for abdominal aortic aneurysm detection. Limitations such as a very large abdomen, overlying bowel gas, or an inexperienced technician can lead to "missing" an aneurysm, but if the aorta can be seen, the test is very accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you have an abdominal ultrasound for gallbladder, can it also pick up an aortic abdominal aneurysm?
Poor quality scan.: In order for the ultrasound to see deep organs such as the pancreas and aorta, the beam needs to pass through your stomach. If your stomach has food and (invariably also) gas in it, the sound beam cannot penetrate to the deep organs. When you eat, your gallbladder contracts. The gallbladder is best evaluated when it is distended with bile, which takes eight hours to accumulate after eating. ...Read more
Ultrasound: Not at all sure, 'fuzzy' is not a typical ultrasound descriptor! What is the terminology used in the report? ...Read more
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