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Ultrasound On The Liver
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
What's the minimum size of liver and/or kidney lesions (in mm) that can be detected on CT scan and ultrasound?
About 10mm: About 10mm, but at that size it can depend a lot on how good the study was done. (if the operators were able to get ideal positioning for image capture), the anatomy of the patient (it's harder to get enough resolution on obese patients), and it can depend on what the lesion is - if it is solid, a simple vs complex fluid, calcified, etc. Hope this helps ...Read more
What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver
Possibly: Most typically hemangioma appears echogenic (bright) on ultrasound. However, have seen cases where there has been abnormality on ultrasound that looks like a mass (possibly even hemangioma), that on further evaluation on mr turned out to be area of focal fatty change or area of focal fatty sparing (in the background of a fatty liver). ...Read more
had an ultrasound of the liver, gallbladder, kidney and pancreas
there was echogenicity of the liver and the pancreas was not well seen?
Depends: It all depends on the type of scan and the gestational age of the embryo or fetus...But remember... "scans" that use radiation such as a ct should not be used if possible while pregnant due to potentially harmful effects of radiation on the developing embryo or fetus. For this reason, essentially all centers will first screen a woman of child bearing age with a pregnancy test before ordering a ct. ...Read more
What is the ultimate imaging procedure for exact positioning and locating the carcinoid? Us scan revealed focal change of 3x5 CM in size on my liver.
Which scan would be ideal to exam the spleen and liver. A CT scan, spleen and liver scan(nuclear), or sonogram?
Depends for what: Ct is probably the best out of the ones you listed because it gives high spacial resolution and contrast. Mri would give even better contrast but this is likely not necessary. Us will show the size of each organ and any large lesions; it does not have associated radiation like ct or nuclear med scan. Nuc med scans typically used for specific purpose only, not general evaluation. ...Read more
Explanation: All tests , including US, required clinical correlation. It means that Doctor, who ordered your test and know your clinical presentation can give you explanation of this finding. It may be benign accidentally finding. ...Read more
Descriptive phrase: Visual descriptive finding for the sono.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many organs: Abdominal ultrasound shows character of liver parenchyma, fatty or fibrotic; stones or sludge in gall bladder as well as wall thickening; common bile duct diameter for cholangitis or obstructing stone; tecture of pancreas for pancreatitis, enlargement of spleen; dilatation of kidneys or medical renal diseases; configuration of aorta and vena cava: bladder configuration. Tumors are often detected. ...Read more
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
Had a ultrasound, results said liver is 13.4cm and that there is somewhat heterogeneous appearance but with no definite abnormality r focal finding?
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
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
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
Doppler: Those are images with doppler of the blood flow in hepatic vessels. ...Read more
No: Cirrhosis has stages. In the early stage, it can be hard to see on any study. There are new U/S techniques that examine the elasticity of tissues. This is being tested to access cirrhosis with non invasive techniques. It is not ready for clinical diagnosis. ...Read more
What does ALT 139 mean had an ultrasound showed fatty liver no abnormalities but this has been rising for 8yrs starting to worry never normal?
I am a 29 yr I went to the Dr cause I have missed my last 3 monthly cycles and all they did was send me for ultrasound of gallbladder liver what next
The ultrasound of my liver showed that I have a fatty liver.The ultrasound also showed a non specific area near my gallbladder. whats does that mean?
Typically: The ultrasound will look at the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, right kidney, and the "great vessels" (aorta and inferior vena cava). Free fluid will be evaluated in the space between the liver and right kidney and an effort will be made to see if there is fluid surrounding the right lung. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound: Not at all sure, 'fuzzy' is not a typical ultrasound descriptor! What is the terminology used in the report? ...Read more
Ultrasound: Ultrasound of the liver can diagnose changes in the consistency of the liver tissue. It is very good at diagnosing masses and it evaluating the gallbladder. It is less good at definitively diagnosing scarring or cirrhosis, but it certainly can give indications of change in the liver with those conditions are present. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Difference b/w fatty liver w/no enlargement & fibrosis distinguishable on an ultrasound? Would the liver be detectably abnormally small w/fibrosis?
Ultrasound showed fatty liver. Heterogeneous pancreas. Please tell me what can I free From this problems ?
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
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