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Mri Vs Ultrasound Liver
I was diagnosed by ultrasound with mild fatty liver recently, then i did MRI but it showed no fats on liver ! which is the right one ?
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
I had a ultrasound and i may have fatty liver. If i would go for MRI to confirm the diagnosis, should the MRI be with or without contrast? Thank you
I was prescribed a liver MRI with Eovist to follow up after an Ultrasound indicated possible liver hemangiomas. But I can find nothing online.
A small black spot on my liver the size of a penny was found during an ultrasound. I'm being sent for an MRI scan but am worried sick?
May be nothing ...: This may just be a benign area in the liver. There are several things which can develop - cysts, benign tumors (adenoma, focal nodular hyperplasia). The MRI should help tell what this may be. Liver cancer is rare if there is no cirrhosis in the liver. Hang in there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How worried shld I be if ultrasound found small lesion in liver, & MRI found (only) mild splenomegaly?
Have hepatitis C dr wanted me to have liver ultrasound it showed a mass but MRI did not show anything?
Not surprised.: Patients with hep c have a significantly increased risk of liver cancer. Therefore, any suspicious mass deserves a thorough workup. Us is a convenient screening study of the liver, but of often the findings are not specific. Typically, a properly performed MRI provides a much more specific and accurate assessment of the liver. I would discuss with your md to ensure he is confident with mr results. ...Read more
I have low copper and low curleoplasmin... would wilsons disease show in my liver on a ultrasound or on a brain mri? both normal? do i have WD?
In 23 y asymptoma, what is the imaging modality to do after 2 negative ultrasounds of liver, after excluding all etiology of elevated lfts, CT or mri?
Nothing if obese: Fatty liver or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (nafld or steatohepatosis) can be diagnosed via ultrasound in overweight or obese patient. Solution is to eat right, exercise regularly, and lose weight, after which fatty liver resolves. No additional imaging is required, although either ct or MRI can be used to look for other causes. However, it's important to draw blood looking for infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri abd prob focal modular hyperplasia & cyst (small) on liver. If md orders ultrasound of abdomen, what will it show that the MRI didn't is us needed
See below: Us may be used to confirm the cyst if the MRI was not performed with contrast. Us does not help further characterize the focal nodular hyperplasia, although it can be used for future follow up. It may also be possible that biopsy of the "probable" focal nodular hyperplasia was recommended and us is done to see if this nodule can be seen on us for us-guided biopsy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Healthy 60 year old female have had elevated liver enzymes for 20+ years, no health issues. Have had ultrasounds, mri, all that showed were liver cyst?
Many potential cause: Liver enzymes can go up due to hepatitis caused from one of many causes like excess of alcohol use, viral hepatitis, fatty liver in an overweight person and then some rare conditions which are familial/hereditary. Your primary care doctor can sort it all out for you.. A hepatologist is a specialist in case you wanted further advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 2 negative ultrasound in chronic elevated liver enzymes, and running away from biopsy, can an MRI help and does it need contrast? R/o NASH nafld?
Need biopsy: If your enzymes have been elevated for a long period of time, the only definitive test is a liver biopsy, performed either under ultrasound or ct. It is a relatively painless procedure, done as an outpatient, usually with local anesthetic. You should be able to go home within 2 hours. Bleeding is a potential complication, but usually self-limited if you have normal clotting. Treatment follows dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a 46m, Ultrasound "There is a subtle and vague hypoechoic area, 1.5 CM w/out internal vascularity in the right hepatic lobe of Liver". otherwise unremarkable. Does this sound benign? Waiting on MRI
Ultrasound abdomn. says: 2 hyperechogenic Hepatic lesions Without hypervascularity in the Right lobe measuring 3×2.8×1.2 cm And 1.6×1.9×2.2 cm Further catheterization with MRI liver mass protocol recommended. WHAT does all that means ?
Got ultrasound, mri.Found no gallbladder.Sgpt is 86.Mild steatosis on liver.Am 23.Taking hepamerz, golbi.I feel eyes heavy, weak, lost feeling.Help?
Can scarring or cirrosis of liver be diagnosed by ultrasound and mri?I m scared of CT because of radiation.
What are the chances an ultrasound, Mri/mrcp, ercp, and ct scans or imaging miss advanced liver cancer?
If it is tailored: For liver mass, and technically adequate(i.e. no artifacts that might obscure anatomy), it would be nearly impossible to miss a large liver tumor. ...Read more
My feet have been swelling for years (35 yrs) i've had my heart liver kidneys thyroid checked but was fine. Had ultrasound and MRI showed ok. Lupus?
If i had a Full Abdomen MRI would that make a Full Abdomen Ultrasound as part of my annual checkup pointless?
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more