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Why is my doctor requiring me to have serial ultrasounds?

Why is my doctor requiring me to have serial ultrasounds?

Good question: Yes, your doctor may be monitoring growth if he/she is concerned about your baby being overly large or small, or if *you* are overly large and measurements of your abdomen are felt not to be reliable. You should ask your doctor why so many ultrasounds are being done. I have seen cases where ultrasounds were being done way more often than needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Gujer
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Serial Ultrasound (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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

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Is it ok to have early ultrasounds?

Is it ok to have early ultrasounds?

Yes: The safety of ultrasound is well established and an early ultrasound is the most accurate for confirming a due date. Usually one first trimester sonogram for dating and a formal anatomy survey in the 2nd trimester are fairly routine. Additional sonograms may be performed for nuchal translucency screening or complications that develop in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why are ultrasounds performed on shoulders?

Why are ultrasounds performed on shoulders?

Diagnostic: ultrasound (as opposed to ultrasound used in treatment) can help identify rotator cuff disease, bursitis, biceps tendon disease, muscle atrophy, and symptoms caused by restricted motion of the humerus in the shoulder joint (impingement). Ultrasound also aids in guiding steroid injections so that the medicine goes into the desired area. ...Read more

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What different types of ultrasounds are there?

What different types of ultrasounds are there?

Ultrasound is used…: To image many structures: heart (echocardiogram), thyroid, kidneys, gallbladder, abdomen, bladder, pelvis, pregnant uterus, cysts, skin masses, carotid arteries, veins of legs (for blood clots/dvt), etc. ...Read more

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What is bpd of ultrasound?

What is bpd of ultrasound?

Biparietal Diameter: Bpd (biparietal diameter) is the ultrasound measurement across the head at the level of the parietal bones. It is used in the assessment of fetal age in conjunction with other fetal measurements. ...Read more

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Whats vcug ultrasound for men?

Whats vcug ultrasound for men?

Two Studies: Vcug (voiding cystourethrogram) is a study in which the bladder is filled with contrast and then voiding is observed under realtime xray (fluoroscopy). Vcug can detect abnormalities including urine reflux up the ureters and bladder diverticula. Renal ultrasound is also often obtained to determine if the kidneys appear healthy and if there is hydronephrosis or obstruction to the flow of urine. ...Read more

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Ultrasound scan any side effect?

Ultrasound scan any side effect?

No: No, there are no side effects. It's very safe. ...Read more