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Ultrasound Neck Soft Tissue
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
If my soft tissue neck ultrasound didn't show any masses, can I also feel assured that there's no esophageal cancer tumor in this area? Severe globus.
I've had total thyroidectomy & neck dissection & 2 rai treatments, ultrasound found tissue in thyroid bed, what does this mean?
Uncertain: The only way to tell what the tissue in the thyroid bed is would be to do a needle biopsy. There could be scar tissue. There could be recurrent tumor. If the thyroid tumor picked up rai then a nuclear scan could show if there is recurrent tumor corresponding to the ultrasound findings. Talk with your oncologist. ...Read more
Hard to say: A movable pulsating lump could be a lymph node that is lying on the carotid and you are feeling a transmitted pulse. Try ultrasound over the mass to see if it is fluid or solid.If it is solid it possibly should be removed to make sure it isn't a tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do i need a dr. Order for a neck ultrasound. I got one before on referral basis. But if it's not something that is invasive and i pay cash is it o.K?
Yes: You will need a physician order. This is best for you so that whatever is determined by the ultrasound can be interpreted in light of your symptoms and physical exam findings. Only your doctor can do that interpretation and best guide you regarding results. ...Read more
I recently had an ultrasound done of my neck and it was noted that I have significant defuse thyromegaly what exactly does that mean?
Ultrasound of gallbladder they thought they saw something around the neck but then they didn't know they didn't think it was because it didn't shadow?
Ask your doctor: Who orded the test to describe the results to you. Tiny findings may be of no clinical meaning, especially with small findings on an ultrasound. The radiology findings need to be correlated by your doctor to your symptoms, your physical exam findings, and to your blood test results to help tell if the ultrasound findings are important or not. ...Read more
2.8cm or 2.8mm?: Size makes a huge difference in evaluating lymph nodes with imaging. That being said, size is not the only story and abnormal lymph nodes don't always have to be enlarged. Further imaging with PET/CT can be obtained but that's usually saved for known cancer pts. Confirm the measurement and follow up with your PCP / ENT regardless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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