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What do the colors mean on an ultrasound?

What do the colors mean on an ultrasound?

See answer: Color doppler identifies moving velocities – usually hues of red in one direction with respect to the transducer , blue in the other – usually used for identifying blood vessel flow. ...Read more

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When having a ultrasound on kidneys what does the colors mean?

When having a ultrasound on kidneys what does the colors mean?

Blood flow: Colors are genertaed during an ultrasound exam by software that detects motion occuring within the ultrasound beam. Standard colors are red and blue designated movement either towards the bam or away from the beam. Asdditional color gradients can indicate velocity and turbulence in the flow. Color in a kidney ultrasound indicates blood flow. ...Read more

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What are the colors on a pelvic ultrasound?

What are the colors on a pelvic ultrasound?

Movement: Color on ultrasound monitor screen represents movement, mostly due to blood vessels but not always. For instance, one can see urine flowing into the bladder from the ureter because it represents movement. The red and blue color represents the direction of flow. ...Read more

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What do colors in a renal ultrasound mean?

Ultrasound: Color is used to determine whether a blood vessel is an artery or vein. If you saw colors on your kidney ultrasound, it means a "doppler" was done to look at the blood vessels. With a doppler, everyone will gave color (blue and red). ...Read more

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What are ultrasounds for?

What are ultrasounds for?

Depends: diagnostic ultrasound is used to look inside the body to see the internal structures, often used in pregnancy. other machines are used to heat the muscles for therapy and others can be used to treat kidney stones (lithotripsy) ...Read more

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How many ultrasounds should I get?

How many ultrasounds should I get?

Varies: Some pregnancies require no ultrasounds. Most doctors will order at least one preferably done between 18-22 weeks when we can evaluate the anatomy of the baby. An ultrasound can be done in the late first trimester as part of genetic screening. Other sonograms would be ordered for a variety of medical conditions and complications of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How accurate are early ultrasounds?

How accurate are early ultrasounds?

The most accurate: The earlier you get your first ultrasound, the more accurate is the estimate of your due date and the age of the pregnancy. During the first trimester, the dates are within about a week of the actual conception date. Later in the second trimester, you can be at least 2 weeks off. If you were to present for your first sono in the third trimester there can be 3 or more weeks of uncertainty of dates. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have early ultrasounds?

Yes: The safety of ultrasound is well established and an early ultrasound is the most accurate for confirming a due date. Usually one first trimester sonogram for dating and a formal anatomy survey in the 2nd trimester are fairly routine. Additional sonograms may be performed for nuchal translucency screening or complications that develop in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does the portables ultrasounds work?

Yes: Ultrasound technology has improved, and portable units are good for many routine applications. Larger units may be necessary for more specialized purposes. ...Read more