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Is Transvaginal Ultrasound More Accurate Than A Pelvic Ultrasound
See answer: They are usually complementary. Endovaginal us usually give an improved view of the endometrial stripe, ovaries, and uterine parenchyma. Trans-abdominal us shows a more comprehensive “overview” of the entire uterus and it’s relationship to the bladder and pelvis and may identify ovaries that are more widely positioned. ...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
FOR WHAT?: We need to know what it is that you are trying to evaluate. ...Read more
Depends: On the size if the baby. Transabominally is fine as the baby increases in size. If it is really small then tv is bettet. ...Read more
How accurate is a transabdominal ultrasound in assessing an ovarian cyst? Had to stop transvagingal ultrasound, extremely painful
Are 3d ultrasounds more expensive than standard ultrasounds? Is it more expensive to have a 3d ultrasound performed than a standard ultrasound?
Depends: Different places charge different amts for things. 3-d ultrasounds are generally more of a gimmick for parents to see their babies. They rarely provide significant diagnostic information over a quality 2-d scan. ...Read more
Less radiation: There is no radiation exposure from an ultrasound, while CT has moderate radiation risk. Usually, US gives the info needed with lower cost and no radiation. ...Read more
What do you mean?: Radiologists are doctors who can "read" ultrasound - by which doctors mean, "interpret the images for medical use." An ultrasound technician is NOT licensed to read ultrasound (only licensed to obtain the images). If you're asking who is more accurate in measuring the size of an object (liver, etc) with ultrasound, it is operator dependent. On avg, techs have more experience than radiologists. ...Read more
It depends: Transvag us exam is an excellent tool to examine pelvic and lower abdonimal organs. Depends on the target of interest (ovary, appendix...) and the disease being investigated (mass, abscess...) it can at times be uncomfortable. Don't be afraid of the instrument. If you use tampon, you can handle the probe. ...Read more
Which test is more accurate in measuring proximal abdominal aorta size in men: ultrasound or mri/mra? Is ap more accurate than tranverse measurement?
Ultrasound: Is the preferred method for screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm as it is less expensive and involves no ionizing radiation. If aortic enlargement is seen, cta is usually chosen to determine most accurately degree of aortic enlargement, extent of aneurysm, and involvement of aortic branches. ...Read more
Is a blood pregnancy test more accurate than an ultrasound? ultrasound says it showed something that may be early pregnancy
Ultrasound: is more accurate as it can "see" the baby and detect signs of life ...Read more
How accurate is a transvaginal ultrasound? And is it really better than a regular ultrasound at finding tumors in your ovaries and uterus?
Give indication: Xr, and anything without direct visualization give an indication as to what is suspected. The symptoms, the exam and the history makes a doctor arrive at a diagnosis as the most likely thing. If in doubt, then direct visualization needed. I hope that gives you reassurance. ...Read more
Is MRI more accurate than ultrasound test in measuring size of proximal abdominal aorta?If yes or no, why?
No: Testicular us looks for abnormalities of the testicle. Transrectal us is used to evaluate either the anal sphincter mechanism or stage rectal rumors. ...Read more
Yes: Almost all test and imaging studies have false positive and false negative results. Early ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect as the normal ovary often has cystic changes and varies in size during the reproductive period. Having said that, transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and perhaps the best test for detecting ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound: A combination of ultrasound (either transabdominal or transvaginal), B-hcg levels, and clinical information are used to diagnose a miscarriage. CT is not used because of its ionizing radiation. ...Read more
An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more
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