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Whats the difference between a regular ultrasound and a vascular ultrasound?

Whats the difference between a regular ultrasound and a vascular ultrasound?

Doppler: And duplex images are added to normal ultrasound to evaluate the vessels. Still painless and easy. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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I am interested in cardiac and vascular ultrasound. How hard is the exam?

I am interested in cardiac and vascular ultrasound. How hard is the exam?

Very easy: It is very easy only requires that you lay on the table and have a probe touching the area of the exam. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between general and cardiac vascular ultrasound?

Please advise what is the difference between general and cardiac vascular ultrasound?

Location: Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to create images of tissues from the reflected waves. It's like sonar, but of your body. Cardiac ultrasound is just directed at the structures of the heart. It is often also used to measure blood flow in the heart, using similar principles. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between general and cardiac vascular ultrasound?

Ultrasound: The machines and operators are uniquely trained or designed for evaluation of these different structures. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between training for diagnostic medical sonography or vascular ultrasound tech?

Vascular ultrasound : Early training is essentially the same. Later training will focus on vascular or general depending on the program. Many technologist train in both. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between a diagnostic medical sonography or vascular ultrasound tech?

Please advise what is the difference between a diagnostic medical sonography or vascular ultrasound tech?

Specialist. : Vascular techs are usually focused on vascular issues and more able to guide the diagnostic testing here appropriately. They also tend to work with specialist doctors who know what they are looking for. ...Read more

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Can a bruit come and go? My rheumatologist heard it in routine exam, however, my vascular ultrasound was normal. I am not even sure if a bruit exists.

Can a bruit come and go? My rheumatologist heard it in routine exam, however, my vascular ultrasound was normal. I am not even sure if a bruit exists.

Bruit is a: turbulence in the blood flow that passes through a narrowed vessel. Typically in the neck is where you hear them, but they can appear any where if there is a medium to large size vessel, typically an artery. A bruit in the heart is called a murmur. If you had a vascular ultrasound that was normal, I would not pay too much attention unless another doctor can hear the same recurrent sound. ...Read more

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Is a vascular ultrasound always done before heart bypass surgery?

Vascular ultrasound: Vascular ultrasound is often a part of a complete vascular workup before bypass is needed. It may not be necessary for emergency surgey. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump about the size of a quarter in my left calf. I had a vascular ultrasound and everything was normal. My doctor does not know what it is. Other symptoms I have are nausea and fatigue. I was camping in the woods and swam in the lake 2

I have a painful lump about the size of a quarter in my left calf. I had a vascular ultrasound and everything was normal.  My doctor does not know what it is. Other symptoms I have are nausea and fatigue. I was camping in the woods and swam in the lake 2

Lump: Vascular ultrasounds often don't address bumps like this. They often look at vessels and nothing else. If symptoms persist you can either get an MRI or see someone with expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can rcc always shows vascularity inside in ultrasound images?

Can rcc always shows vascularity inside in ultrasound images?

Usually: They teach us in med school that questions that include, "always" or, "never" are almost always wrong. Most renal cell carcinomas are vascular and will show vascularity. Some may have outgrown their blood supply and undergo areas of necrosis making sonographic demonstration of blood flow difficult. Large body habitus (obesity) can also present a technical challenge. ...Read more

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Can normal vascularity be present on ultrasound in ischemic testicle?

Can normal vascularity be present on ultrasound in ischemic testicle?

Contradiction: Ischemia is the result of decreased of no blood flow, so .....No. Pain could be from an infection or inflammation of the testis or vas deferens. ...Read more

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Hi,i went for an external and internal ultrasound,and they found 4 cysts.He mentioned one of them looked vascular.What does that mean?

Hi,i went for an external and internal ultrasound,and they found 4 cysts.He mentioned one of them looked vascular.What does that mean?

More Info Please!: What is your age? If you are menstruating, where were you on your cycle when you were studied? Why were you sent for the sono? Presumably the, "Cysts" were cyclic ovarian cysts. The one that was vascular COULD be a corpus luteum which forms after an egg is released and before the menses start. It is likely that a followup sono will be done to confirm resolution (disappearance) of the cysts. ...Read more

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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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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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Vascular (Definition)

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