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What A Breast Ultrasound Shows
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
Important info: The mammogram (mg) and ultrasound(us) show breast tissue in different ways. The mg is better for women with fatty breasts. The us can help tell if a mass is solid or cystic (fluid filled). It can also give a better picture for women who have dense breasts. The tests are often used together to help determine what is going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lymphatic spaces: Cystic hygroma is cavernous lymphatic spaces that communicate and grow to form large cysts that can infiltrate the surrounding tissue. Cystic hygromas can be discovered before birth or ineonatal period. Occasionally, the cystic hygroma may not be discovered until the patient is older. There are now chemical therapies where medication placed in multiple cystic areas to decrease size of lesion. ...Read more
Sound vs xrays: Mammograms use xrays to image the breast tissue. Screening mmgs involve 2 views (mlo, cc) of each whole breast. Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the breast tissue. The area visualized is dependent upon where the probe is placed on the breast and is influenced by how it is angled, how fast it is moved around and how much attention is being paid to the screen during the exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mammogram shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure small masses Birads 2 both breast no suspicious masses why is my dr sending me for a ultrasound?
A screening: mammogram is a study of both breasts that is performed on asymptomatic women to try and detect signs of breast cancer. A diagnostic mammogram consists of special views, and is usually targeted to a specific area of the breast, to further evaluate a potential abnormality seen on screening mammo or felt on clinical exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do with conflicting CT scan results? I had a mammogram and a CT scan done. The CT scan showed a lump in my breast but the mammogram didn't show anything. What is done in situations like these? Should another test be done other than CT or mamogra
Dedicated : Dedicated ct imaging of the breast is essentially only performed in a few research facilities, so i will assume that something was found in your breast incidentally during a ct of your chest. First, make sure that the radiologist performing the mammogram had the ct scan for comparison. If you feel the lump that was seen on ct, then you should probably have an ultrasound performed in the area for further evaluation. If you do not feel the lump and the radiologist compared the mammogram with the ct and was not concerned, then the ct finding was probably incidental and no further evaluation would be indicated. However, if you are still concerned you could have a follow-up mammogram in six months to ease your concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammogram/Ultrasound: The mammogram (mg) and ultrasound(us) show breast tissue in different ways. The mg is better for women with fatty breasts. The us can help tell if a mass is solid or cystic (fluid filled). It can also give a better picture for women who have dense breasts. The tests are often used together to help determine what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 Ultrasounds 4weeks apart on solid lump in fatty tissue,first scan there was no bloodflow to lump second scan shows a bloodflow what does this mean?
Error, Nothing, Flow: The blood flow analysis depends on the "Doppler signal" that is detected by the ultrasound machine. The technicians may have set the threshholds differently on the 2 images. If so, the same tissue can show a Doppler signal on 1 image & not on the other (tech error). At your age, 4 wks is not enough time for fat to grow new blood vessels; but ONLY a BIOPSY will tell you if it is a tumor/cancer.TTYD ...Read more
Maybe: If the radiologist looks at both studies and determines that a normal structure on the mammogram accounts for what looks like an abnormality on CT, then no. If the mammogram can't account for the CT finding, then yes. Ultrasound would likely be the next test, then possibly MRI if there is still uncertainty. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several things: A liver spot could be benign or malignant. See your physician about the official reading from the radiologist. ...Read more
My ultrasound report shows that i have a hypoechoic solid nodule with internal vascularity on color doppler. is this a sign of lymphoma?
Ct found ovarian cystic mass, does that mean a cyst. Can a CT scan tell the difference between a cyst and tumor? Worried about ovarian cancer.
Ultrasound on lump done. Report says birad1, tissue looks fibrocystic. what does that mean? ultrasound done 3x in 2 mths. Change of missing cancer?
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense breasts Birads 2 Benign finding what does Heterogeneously dense breast mean? my dr wants a ultrasound is it needed?
Uniform dense breast: In the young female the breast is extremely dense and consists of mostly breast tissue. With age, the breast tissue is dispersed with fatty tissue so that over 35yo mammo can be performed and one can visualize breast tissue. In some patients over 50 the mammo shows only sheets of dense breast tissue with no fat spread interstitially. Here a small lesion can only be detected by ultrasound. ...Read more
Need more info: Most pelvic cysts arise from the ovary and are benign. A simple cyst is a fluid filled sac that has very specific characteristics on ultrasound. These are always benign. However, not all "cysts" are simple. There are benign and malignant lesions that are "cystic", but are not simple cysts. Ask your doctor to clarify it for you. ...Read more
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