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Ultrasound Shows Spot On 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
New spot found on liver thru ct.Early bt show increase liver enzymes.Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder.What does this mean?
Hard to say: Have you had a colonoscopy? It is hard to say what the spot on your liver is without looking at your films... This could be a simple cyst, but if it is new, it could be a colon cancer (or other kind of tumor). You need a proper exam, including a colonoscopy if you haven't had one yet. If that is negative, it may require a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had ultrasound done on abdomen report said unremarkable liver gallbladder and spleen but said my right kidney was slightly small measured size kidney.
Likely insignificant: The renal length varies with height and weight and decreases slowly with age. Right kidney is usually slightly smaller than the Left. Normal size ranges from 9-12 cm (90-120 mm) and the difference in size should not exceed 2 cm. So the right kidney being "slightly" smaller is likely insignificant. If you have the actual measurements you can interpret them using the above guidelines. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the type of lesion and the type of CT/MRI performed. They are complementary tests, for some applications CT may be more appropriate, for some MRI, and for some both may be needed. However, if the MRI was tailored specifically to evaluate the CT finding, and was technically adequate, and was normal, it may be that he CT finding was an artifact. Your doctor can help you sort it out ...Read more
On ultrasound study, my liver appears enlarged in size and parenchyma shows increased echo patterns. Porta hepatis is normal. Is something wrong?
3 CT scans, 2 show 2 bilobed liver cysts on rit side, 3rd CT scan shows one on rt,one on the left? Was told no change, odd? Or error
MD won't call
Liver cysts: It sounds like you have 2 and remaining the same size. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your results and further plans. Often better communication for you in person rather than phone call. All the best. ...Read more
Ct showed heterogeneous density thyroid, ultrasound showed nothing , waiting on bloods how can that be ?
For their eyes only.: The heterogeneity of the mass may be such that it "confused" the ultrasound beams and they showed a bunch of shadows that were hard to interpret, while the CT may have shown more definition, being based on x-rays and a computer to compile the data.Of course, it's also all in the eye of the beholder and it sometimes seems like "magic" how some ultrasounds are interpreted (some CTs too, by the way!) ...Read more
Abdominal ultrasound showed slightly heterogeneous echotexture on left kidney. what does this mean???
Need a bit more: ultrasound looks at the density of the kidney. Am assuming that the density is abnormal. It may not mean much and could be an over read. Have you had past kidney infection or kidney stone causing obstruction. Why was the ultrasound done ? Best of luck, how this helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Us of gallbladder showed lower right lobe of liver grossly normal CT scan showed mild diffuse fatty liver test where 3wks apart how could it?
Different techniques: A gallbladder us is focussed on the gallbladder, not the liver. Mild fatty liver may not be easily appreciated on us depending on the patient size and acoustic conditions. A non contrast ct allows for measurement of the actual density of the liver and compare it to the spleen to better quantify the liver fat. Also, what one radiologist feels is within normal may be mildly fatty to another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatty liver disease: Increased liver echogenicity is typically due to fatty deposition of the liver. This is most commonly from alcohol intake or obesity. It is important to try to eliminate the underlying cause for the fatty liver. Long standing fatty liver can lead to end stage liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My abdominal u/c say; liver shows Inhomogeneous echotexture and gallbladder appear small. No focal mass is seen in liver. Is it hepatitis???
What kind: of ultrasound did you have? What organ is being referred to as hypoechoic? ...Read more
Does focal nodular hyperplasia happen in a 6 month period?Prev MRI shows nothing on the liver, recent MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver.Past kidney ca
Actually it can: Fnh is actually a curious event that begins with something we don't understand in the central blood vessel of the lesion, no matter how big or small. I'd not be surprised. If the radiologist is confident, then i'd urge you to go about your life and not worry about kidney cancer having recurred here. ...Read more
Lots of things: Ultrasound is a good way to image the liver for problems without using x-rays. Things that ultrasound picks up include gall bladder problems, masses in the liver, fluid around the liver, and problems with blood flow. It is most commonly used for problems with the gall bladder and biliary tree. ...Read more
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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