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Dr. Mark Gujer
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Serial Ultrasound (Overview)

Used to monitor progression or resolution of pathology such as size of a cyst or a mass. For instance to see if a cyst is enlarging or getting smaller, or in others response to chemotherapy.


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What is the definition or description of: serial ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: serial ultrasound?

Repeat ultrasounds: Used to monitor progression or resolution of pathology such as size of a cyst or a mass. For instance to see if a cyst is enlarging or getting smaller, or in others response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Gujer
24 Doctors shared insights

Serial Ultrasound (Overview)

Used to monitor progression or resolution of pathology such as size of a cyst or a mass. For instance to see if a cyst is enlarging or getting smaller, or in others response to chemotherapy.


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Why is my doctor requiring me to have serial ultrasounds?

Why is my doctor requiring me to have serial ultrasounds?

Monitoring growth: I would assume that he is concerned with the growth of the fetus and thus serial ultrasounds will convince him either that the fetus is growing normally or that there is fetal growth retardation. If the latter, he might advise early delivery. ...Read more

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Mammogram indicates bi-rads 3, and being followed every 6 months due to fibrocystic breasts. Do you have to repeat ultrasound also?

Mammogram indicates bi-rads 3, and being followed every 6 months due to fibrocystic breasts. Do you have to repeat ultrasound also?

It depends.: The 6 month follow up recommendation could mean mammogram or mammogram/ultrasound. The report should specify. Either one could conceivably be appropriate depending on the circumstances. If the lesion was seen on ultrasound, chances are ultrasound will also be done as follow up. ...Read more

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Breast biopsy came back completely benign fatty tissue. Dr said to have a repeat ultrasound in three months. Is she lying about the results?

Unlikely: It would be unlikely for your doctor to lie about your report. But for your assurance you can ask for a copy of your pathology report. In addition I suggest you follow with the recommended follow up. There may be concerns that the biopsy may not have shown the exact problem and they like to recheck you to make sure a more serious pathology is not missed. If you have any doubt, get another opinion. ...Read more

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Got PE 5 weeks ago put on blood thinners then 2 weeks ago got new clots DVT in arm next to picc repeat ultrasound they got bigger how this possible?

Got PE 5 weeks ago put on blood thinners then 2 weeks ago got new clots DVT in arm next to picc repeat ultrasound they got bigger how this possible?

DVT: DVT can re-occur in the presence of predisposing factoors like the PICC line, fractures/ immobilization and hereditary anticoagulant factors deficiency or malgnancy or use of contraceptive with smoking. Expansion of the Thrombus may likely be due inadequate thrombolysis. Use of blood thinners may be inadequate. If coumadin (warfarin) will need to be in therapeutic range to be effective. See a Hematologist ...Read more

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1/23/14 diag w non occlusive dvt. Put on xarelto had repeat ultrasound. No change in clot. Why? Medical options? Vascular surgeon? More xarelto?

Pharmacomech lysis: Xarelto doesn't dissolve dvt. Its goal is prevention of clot extension. It requires your body to heal the clot. Thrombolytic drugs e.g. Tpa (alteplase) dissolve clot. Xarelto is not a thrombolytic drug. Pharmacomechanical methods can both dissolve clot and remove the obstruction of blood flow that they cause. These methods are performed by endovascular specialists, typically interventional radiologists. ...Read more

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Hashimito's plus thyroid nodule. FNA benign 1 year ago. Repeat ultrasound shows thickened isthmus from what was 4 MM to 6MM. Is this same as goiter?

Hashimito's plus thyroid nodule. FNA benign 1 year ago. Repeat ultrasound shows thickened isthmus from what was 4 MM to 6MM. Is this same as goiter?

Possibly: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis based on autoimmunity. On gross examination, there is often a hard goitre, not painful.
Goiter is an abnormal swelling of thyroid resulting in a lump in the neck. It arises from many causes, including under- or overactive thyroid, iodine deficiency and, rarely, thyroid cancer If nodule enlarges and is cold may need bx again ...Read more

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Why didn't my endometrial adenocarcinoma show up on an ultrasound and just after d and c?

Why didn't my endometrial adenocarcinoma show up on an ultrasound and just after d and c?

A good question: For your gynecologist. Ultrasound is an appropriate test for endometrial adenocarcinoma but it will miss small tumors. A D&C may be done for therapeutic purposes, but is good for detecting adenocarcinoma if the sample is examined by a pathologist. Even so, a D&C may miss tumors because it is a blind procedure; or depending on the size and location of the tumor. ...Read more

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Ultrasound done jan 9 said 15 wks 5 d with due date June 28. Is it possible to have conceived from sex oct 14/15?

Ultrasound done jan 9 said 15 wks 5 d with due date June 28. Is it possible to have conceived from sex oct 14/15?

Online calculator: Use a reverse due date calculator for free online and this will be easy for you to find out. Simply type in your due date and the conception date will be calculated for you. ...Read more

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Bilirubin 1.6, (id 1.3, d. 25) other lft normal, reticulyte normal, , ultrasound normal. Bilirubin fluctuates, do I need to keep testing bili?

Bilirubin 1.6, (id 1.3, d. 25) other lft normal, reticulyte normal, , ultrasound normal. Bilirubin fluctuates, do I need to keep testing bili?

Probably Gilbert's: Gilbert’s syndrome is due to deficiency of an enzyme that helps to excrete bilirubin, so the indirect bilirubin is usually elevated, without increases in alkaline phosphatase. Patients with gilbert’s syndrome are prone to develop higher bili levels from time to time. The risk increases with fasting, dehydration, repeated and profuse vomiting, infections, exertion and stress and after a surgery. ...Read more

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Had D & C for 9mm endometrial thickening. Benign. Dr wants to do nothing except ultrasound in year. How likely is it that lining will thicken again.

Had D & C for 9mm endometrial thickening. Benign. Dr wants to do nothing except ultrasound in year. How likely is it that lining will thicken again.

Review pathology: I would contact your obgyn and review the pathology report from the D and C to confirm that no abnormalities were seen. Then you can discuss the various options. ...Read more

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We thought I'm at 10w3 d, but ultrasound measures 5.03CRL and 11w6d. could this be correct?

We thought I'm at 10w3 d, but ultrasound measures 5.03CRL and 11w6d. could this be correct?

Yes: Early ultrasounds are very reliable for dating. The traditional method of dating from the first day of the last menstrual period is less so since ovulation may occur earlier or later and conception can occur a couple of days after ovulation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which is more effective for a diagnosis of a clot? D-dimer test, or ultrasound?

Which is more effective for a diagnosis of a clot? D-dimer test, or ultrasound?

It depends....: Both are used in the workup of a blood clot. A d-dimer is used for patients at low clinical risk for a clot. For those who have a positive d-dimer or who are at medium or high risk, an ultrasound is needed to further evaluate for a clot. If you are concerned about a blood clot, I would seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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How many ultrasounds should I get?

How many ultrasounds should I get?

Varies: Some pregnancies require no ultrasounds. Most doctors will order at least one preferably done between 18-22 weeks when we can evaluate the anatomy of the baby. An ultrasound can be done in the late first trimester as part of genetic screening. Other sonograms would be ordered for a variety of medical conditions and complications of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How accurate are early ultrasounds?

How accurate are early ultrasounds?

The most accurate: The earlier you get your first ultrasound, the more accurate is the estimate of your due date and the age of the pregnancy. During the first trimester, the dates are within about a week of the actual conception date. Later in the second trimester, you can be at least 2 weeks off. If you were to present for your first sono in the third trimester there can be 3 or more weeks of uncertainty of dates. ...Read more

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Does the portables ultrasounds work?

Does the portables ultrasounds work?

Yes: Ultrasound technology has improved, and portable units are good for many routine applications. Larger units may be necessary for more specialized purposes. ...Read more

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How accurate are 32 week ultrasounds?

Depends: On what? S are being asked. Best time to date the age of the fetus is 8-13 weeks. Best time to evaluate the anatomy is 18-22 weeks.

As they get older, there is less accuracy, since all fetuses (like their parents) are different.

Older fetuses are bigger, so it can be easier to see somethings, but it is more likely some part of the fetus will be in the way of what you are trying to look at. ...Read more

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What is level 2 ultrasound?

Level 2 ultrasound: A level 2 ultrasound is a detailed examination by ultrasound of the structures of the developing fetus. It examines the fetal heart, abdomen, central nervous system, arms and legs. It also looks at the placental position, amniotic fluid, and sometimes includes a cervical length measurement. ...Read more

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What is an ultrasound technician?

What is an ultrasound technician?

Ultrasound tech: Check out this link for complete information on this:

http://www. Innerbody. Com/careers-in-health/guide-to-becoming-ultrasound-technologist. Html ...Read more

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Why would a man need an ultrasound?

Why would a man need an ultrasound?

What kind: Of ultrasound? There are innumerable indications for various types of ultrasounds in men and women. ...Read more

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Are testicular ultrasounds accurate?

Are testicular ultrasounds accurate?

Generally, yes.: Scrotal ultrasounds (us) are very sensitive for determining the presence of testicular masses, cysts, and relatively sensitive for detecting infection. Doppler studies done by us are very good at determining blood flow and evaluating torsion. Though us can make a diagnosis of tumor, it usually cannot reliably predict the type of cancer. The experience of the technician also makes a difference. ...Read more

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What is an ultrasound used to diagnose?

What is an ultrasound used to diagnose?

Many Disease: An ultrasound exam is indicated in the following:
lesion vs. Cyst formation in organs.
Stone formation in specific organs/systems.
Palque or blood clot blockage in vessels.
Fetal viability, position, size, gestations and possible anatomical abnormalities.
Organ size and location.
This is only a general list of what a basic ultrasound machine can do. There are more advanced ones that can do more. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound be inaccurate by 6 weeks?

Can an ultrasound be inaccurate by 6 weeks?

It can be: The most accurate measurement for dating is the crown-rump length at between 7 and 13 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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What should you see at 6wk 5day ultrasound?

What should you see at 6wk 5day ultrasound?

Early Gestation: You would expect to see an approximately 8mm long embryo with fetal heart activity and a small attached yolk sac within a small gestational sac. Something like the attached image of a 7 week gestation. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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