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What can ultrasound of the liver be looking for?

What can ultrasound of the liver be looking for?

Liver: Tumors, dilated bile ducts, liver enlargement, and, as the gallbladder is also there, a look for gallstones. ...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


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I am supposed to have an ultrasound on my liver tomorrow why do i need to fast before the test?

I am supposed to have an ultrasound on my liver tomorrow why do i need to fast before the test?

Bowel contents: Eating before a liver ultrasound can increase food/gas content in your intestines which could interfere with the images. ...Read more

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When i did ultrasound it shown liver is enlarged 22 CM homogeneous echo pattern no definite focal lesion so is my liver is ok or what I should do?

When i did ultrasound it shown liver is enlarged 22 CM homogeneous echo pattern 
no definite focal lesion so is my liver is ok or what I should do?

Reading report: That is the responsibility of the physician who ordered the scan. But the report as it clearly states means that there is no explanation for the liver being large on the scan. ...Read more

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Why not have an ultrasound instead of liver biopsy?

They both have value: Ultrasound is a good screen for some conditions like tumors or cysts. Biopsy ismore useful to confirm the suspicious diagnosis. So most patientss need both tests. ...Read more

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How accurate is a Ultrasound of the liver for finding Cirrhosis?

How accurate is a Ultrasound of the liver for finding Cirrhosis?

Ultrasound of liver: Ultrasound is a very good test to look for liver cirrhosis. This is because a liver that is scarred from whatever disease, will have a different "echotexture" than a normal liver. I would rate it's accuracy as a B+ or higher. It depends of course on the person reading the test, but alot of information can be gained from an ultrasound. It's radiation free and non-invasive. ...Read more

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Liver ultrasound says that liver enlargement by 1 cm...is it a concern?

Liver ultrasound says that liver enlargement by 1 cm...is it a concern?

No: This is almost certainly normal. I course there is the entire clinical scenario to consider, and the question is best answered by the doctor that ordered the test. ...Read more

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Ultrasound of the liver showing two frames with red color. What is this?

Impossible: to fathom a guess. Red color likely indicates a Color Doppler representation of blood flow, but no way to tell if it is normal or abnormal based on limited info given. ...Read more

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Ultrasound report says liver size normal but also indicates liver cirohsis. What does it mean?

Scarring: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that may result in end stage liver disease. Your doctor can run some blood tests to determine how well your liver is working. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Liver (Definition)

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