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I recently had an ultrasound done of my neck and it was noted that I have significant defuse thyromegaly what exactly does that mean?
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
My ultrasound on thyroid says thyromegaly with diffuse non-specific parenchymal changes & bilateral nodules. What's the best thing to do?
More information: How big are the nodules. If they are very small, < 1 cm, you should get lab checks to rule out hashimotos thyroid disease and get a yearly ultrasound to make sure the nodules are not growing. ...Read more
Mixed echogenicity : Thyromegaly means enlarge ment of thyroid gland. Heterogeneous means irregular texture, not same echogenicity throughout gland. No large discrete nodules are seen. Therapy is determined by evaluation that includes thyroid function tests. ...Read more
Diffuse thyromegaly: Means generalized enlargement of the thyroid gland. There are multiple possible causes. ...Read more
Image enlarg thyroid: Thyromegaly means enlargement of thyroid gland sometimes called goiter. Most commonly enlarged gland caused by hyperthyroidism sometimes called Graves' disease. Most common cause of goiter worldwide is lack of iodine in the diet. In US, where the use of iodized salt is common, goiter more often due to the over- or underproduction of thyroid hormones or to nodules (diffuse multinodular goiter. ...Read more
Borderline elevated thyroid uptake 31.5 percent, mild thyromegaly, no definite dominant hot or cold nodules. Should I be concerned? See an endocrinol
Thyroid: As an endocrinologist myself I strongly recommend a visit to a local endocrinologist. You will get a full exam and be told the necessary studies needed in a way you will fully understand. ...Read more
The thyroglobulin antibody was done because of a nodule in the right lobe and thyroid markedly reduce in size on the left. Diagnosis thyromegaly.
I was curious how far along I'd be if the ultrasound said 6.5 cm/1.3/27 Hz at the top of my picture.?
Sorry Mildred,: Those numbers are most likely related to the ultrasound settings, (Depth/gain/frequency) Ask your OB or sonographer for your dates or measurements. In early pregnancy we measure crown-rump-length (CRL). Later, the fetal head diameter (biparietal diameter or BPD) from "ear-to-ear." Also, look for abd. Circumference (AC), head circum. (HC), or femur length (FL) since these are used more often. ...Read more
How far off can dates be at an early ultrasound to be worried? I ovulated around day 16-17 but I calculated 6 wks a d 5 days. Scan showed 6wks
Same thing: The ultrasound is only accurate within plus or minus two weeks. The ultrasound and your calculations are merely "estimates" of gestational age at this early point. ...Read more
Are baby gender ultrasounds accurate? Is there any chance that an ultrasound showing my baby's gender is wrong? I'd hate to completely prepare for a b?
Depends on variables: I would never decorate my nursery based on a baby gender ultrasound. Those done around 20 weeks are likely to be accurate in the hands of a skilled technician, but the boy parts must decide to show themselves or they may be overlooked. I've heard of more moms being surprised by boys than girls. ...Read more
What's it cost to get 3d ultrasound? I'm not sure my insurance will cover 3d ultrasound, but I'd really like to do it. About what would it cost me if i just went out-of-pocket and paid for it?
Ask!: I imagine that if you're getting a fetal study and the facility you are going to has 3d capability that they might throw it in as part of the exam. Ask. ...Read more
Yes: Yes 3d ultrasounds are safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
On what? S are being asked. The Best time to date the age of the fetus is 8-13 weeks. The 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
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
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
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
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
Depends on what it i: The accuracy & precision of an ultrasound machine depends on many factors, including the freq of the ultrasound transducer (higher frequency = better resolution), but also the structure imaged: the deeper the object, the lower the frequency used, to get penetration. Also, the tech/user technique comes into play: did they get the angle right? How hard do they press? Doppler flow is similarly variab ...Read more
Some are very...: Some newer portable ultrasound units have excellent resolution. Accuracy of diagnosis requires good resolution and the skill of the operator. This is becominga very important part of medicine as it is non-invasive and able to be performed at the bedside. ...Read more
Risk ultrasound mass:
Fda instructions say ultrasound waves should not come in contact with any vital organ of your body, followind organs
heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, stomach, spleen, bowels, eyes, ears, ovaries, testicles, brain and spinal cord.
Also, there are other limitations
it is safe&effective, but can cause pain due to cavitation/due to heating of the gas contained in tissue cell nuclei. ...Read more
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