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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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If ultrasound identified mass near intestines/right abdomen, would it tell u if it was solid? If so is tumor only solid mass that can b found in area

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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If ultrasound identified mass near intestines/right abdomen, would it tell u if it was solid?  If so is tumor only solid mass that can b found in area

Seek a better test: Abdomen is better visualized with a ct scan or MRI of the abdomen. Ultrasound is a good screen and is useful when it shows no abnormalities. But it does have high false positives ...So i would advise you to go see your doctor for further evaluation in order to confirm if you indeed have a tumor or was this just a false alarm. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
42 years in practice
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Which is better for detecting ovarian tumors ultrasound or cat scan, my pelvic ultrasound said solid mass, CT said no mass?

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Board Certified, Radiology
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Which is better for detecting ovarian tumors ultrasound or cat scan, my pelvic ultrasound said solid mass, CT said no mass?

Complimentary: Ct ; ultasound are complimentary imaging modalities. For smaller masses in appropriate location ultrasound may have an advantage especially if done transvaginally. For larger masses ct may have the advantage of not being blocked by bowel gas and being less degraded by large body habitus. More specific info in your case would be helpful. Size of mass? How was the sono done? Ct with oral and IV cont. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
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3cm hypoechoic solid vascular thyroid nodule with a cluster of hurthle cells, fna benign, follow up ultrasound now shows microcalcifications. Cancer?

Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
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3cm hypoechoic solid vascular thyroid nodule with a cluster of hurthle cells, fna benign, follow up ultrasound now shows microcalcifications. Cancer?

Not necessarily...: The fact that FNA was reported as benign, the nodule is unlikely to be malignant. Small droplets of benign colloid often mimic "microcalcificatins" of papillary tumor, hence caution is advised. I would suggest repeating the FNA, and consider also collecting samples for gene profiling studies, such as, those manufactured by Veracyte and Asuragen (Note:I have no financial/other interest.) ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
Board Certified, Radiology
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Would an abdominal ultrasound show a tumor in the colon? Does it even check the intestines?

Dr. Shari Jackson
Board Certified, Radiology
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Would an abdominal ultrasound show a tumor in the colon? Does it even check the intestines?

No: Ultrasound does not even attempt to evaluate bowel. The gas inside the bowel does not allow the sound waves to penetrate, causing "shadowing" which makes it near impossible to even get a look at most of the bowel. Occasionally in very thin people or children, the appendix can be seen if it is abnormal, but otherwise ultrasound is useless for evaluating bowel. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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I'm 25 and had a lump in beast checked by my obgyn, he's sure it's a benign tumor but my mom wants me to get an ultrasound or mammogram do I need one?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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I'm 25 and had a lump in beast checked by my obgyn, he's sure it's a benign tumor but my mom wants me to get an ultrasound or mammogram do I need one?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound is a simple test to start with. It can evaluate for a cyst or solid nodule. Might still need a mammogram though, if the ultrasound is inconclusive. Could also see a breast specialist doctor for their opinion too. Best thing is to be sure with breast nodules. ...Read more

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Dr. Pablo Ros
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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Would a tumor on the adrenals show up on an ultrasound of the kidneys?

Dr. Pablo Ros
Board Certified, Radiology
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Would a tumor on the adrenals show up on an ultrasound of the kidneys?

Yes: Kidney ultrasound studies typically evaluate both adrenal glands as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Heideman
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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Ultrasound shows enlarged gland with at least 3 nodules the biggest being 3.6 CM * 3.2cm. the nodule is solid with increased vascularity. Diagnosis?

Dr. Alan Heideman
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Ultrasound shows enlarged gland with at least 3 nodules the biggest being 3.6 CM * 3.2cm.  the nodule is solid with increased vascularity. Diagnosis?

Probable Goiter: I assume this is the thyroid gland. Often the the gland enlarges and contains numerous nodules representing various entities. This is referred to as a "Multinodular Goiter" and is usually benign. There may be functional or hormonal abnormalites which can be measured with blood tests. However, each nodule must be inspected individually to ensure it is not cancer. Biopsy may be the only way to tell. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Velt
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Ultrasound shows enlarged gland with at least 3 nodules the biggest being 3.6 CM * 3.2cm. the nodule is solid with increased vascularity. Diagnosis?

Dr. Paul Velt
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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Ultrasound shows enlarged gland with at least 3 nodules the biggest being 3.6 CM * 3.2cm.  the nodule is solid with increased vascularity. Diagnosis?

Biopsy: It is not usually possible to say what a nodule is by looking at it. It may be necessary to consider an ultrasound guided needle biopsy to " know" what it is. Talk to your doctor about your options ...Read more

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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Ultrasound shows enlarged gland with at least 3 nodules the biggest being 3.6 CM * 3.2cm. the nodule is solid with increased vascularity. Diagnosis?

Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
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Ultrasound shows enlarged gland with at least 3 nodules the biggest being 3.6 CM * 3.2cm.  the nodule is solid with increased vascularity. Diagnosis?

Different: Thyroid ultrasound? You need a biopsy of the nodes for pathology , then remove allm ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Can blood flow differences be seen on ultrasound between benign and malignant ovarian tumors?

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Can blood flow differences be seen on ultrasound between benign and malignant ovarian tumors?

Not reliably: There may be differences, but doppler ultrasound is not a reliable way to confirm benign vs. Malignant ovarian tumors. Doppler sometimes helps discriminate between active patholgy and persistent functional cysts. ...Read more

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