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What does rempen on my ultrasound mean?

What does rempen on my ultrasound mean?

Rempen: Is a researcher whose method of calculating gestational age based on mean sac diameter is commonly included in the standard early pregnancy measurement package on US equipment. ...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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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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What does fm and af mean on an ultrasound?

What does fm and af mean on an ultrasound?

Obstetric US?: Was this an obstetric ultrasound? I can't be sure, but AF may refer to amniotic fluid and FM may refer to fetal movement in a biophysical profile (BPP test) to assess fetal well-being. ...Read more

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8 weeks ultrasound really means 6 weeks right?

Kinda: Pregnancies are usually dated based on the first day of the last menstrual period (gestational age). Everyone uses that assumption even though you usually get pregnant about two weeks later. You are correct in that fetal age is two weeks less than gestational age. Usually, only embryologists who study fetal development use fetal age. ...Read more

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What does the ultrasound language 'nonspecific' mean?

What does the ultrasound language 'nonspecific' mean?

Non specific: No specific ultrasound findings were present. Findings were not likely pathological and could be caused by a variety of things. ...Read more

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What does it mean to get an urgent ultrasound callback?

Urgent callback: Not sure exactly what this is in reference to, but in general it would mean that there is, or there is a possibility of, an acute or important finding that requires further characterization with ultrasound. ...Read more

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What does 7weeks and 6days +/- 5days mean on a ultrasound?

What does 7weeks and 6days +/- 5days mean on a ultrasound?

Fetal age: This means the baby's age is 1 day shy of 8 weeks with a margin of error for the test of 5 days. So the baby could be anywhere from 7wk+1d to 8wk+4d. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the ultrasound did not see anything in the sac?

What does it mean if the ultrasound did not see anything in the sac?

Blighted ovum.: That would depend on how advanced the pregnancy is. By 5 weeks there should be at least a yolk sac present in the gestational sac in the uterus. By six weeks a fetal pole should be seen and 85 to 90% of the time a fetal heart beat is noted by six weeks. If there is no fetal pole or yolk sac present by six weeks, it is unlikely that the pregnancy is normal. That is referred to as a blighted ovum. ...Read more

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At my 12 week ultrasound the NT measured 3.9mm. .. What does that mean?

At my 12 week ultrasound the NT measured 3.9mm. .. What does that mean?

You need more tests: This test is a screening test done during pregnancy. A value higher than 3.5mm indicates that further tests, such as amniocentesis or cvs, could be useful to be sure that the baby doesn't have down syndrome. ...Read more

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I was told my baby is on the high percentile at ultrasound. What does this mean?

I was told my baby is on the high percentile at ultrasound. What does this mean?

High percentile: For what specific characteristic? High percentile generally means that, compared to other babies of the same age, the baby is probably in the top 25% or so for the measured characteristic. For example, if it was weight, it would mean that the baby weighs more than 75% of all babies the same age. ...Read more

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When an ultrasound scan measures you at 6 weeks, does it mean you are really at 4 weeks?

When an ultrasound scan measures you at 6 weeks, does it mean you are really at 4 weeks?

From conception.: Depends, how you calculate.
The term is calculated from the first day of your period.
This is traditionally so.
So, what it means really? From the time of conception? Yes. ...Read more

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Had first ultrasound with p70, 8c5, 7.5, 32fps, dr60, 2dg, 80 numbers on it. What does these mean??

Likely not relevant.: Difficult to answer without looking at the actual image where these numbers appear. I can guess a few: "8c5" is the name of the transducer manufactured by Philips; "7.5" likely also refers to transducer frequency; "32fps" = 32 frames per second. Others, I have no clue. ...Read more

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When I had a ultrasound done they said I was 5 weeks and 6 days does that mean I'm really 3 weeks and 6 days and then they add the 2 weeks?

Yes: I assume you are asking how long ago you conceived? In that case, you are correct. Routine sono dating is computed from the presumed first day of the last period. Actual conception usually occurs 2 weeks later. ...Read more

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When it is said that early (8 wk) ultrasounds are accurate +/- 2 days, what exactly does that mean? It is 1 to 2 days accurate of the conception day?

When it is said that early (8 wk) ultrasounds are accurate +/- 2 days, what exactly does that mean? It is 1 to 2 days accurate of the conception day?

No: 1st trimester (7-13 weeks) US is generally considered accurate plus or minus 5 days for the gestational age of the baby. ...Read more

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I had ultrasound today and it said. "Consistent with diffuse fatty changes, no focal lesions noted" what does this means please explain bit more. Thnz?

Fatty changes: Fatty changes in the liver, or fatty infiltration of the liver, is essentially what it sounds like....fat deposition in the liver. It is a common finding, sometimes there is no cause (idiopathic). Other times associated with obesity, steroids and other medications, and a variety of other things. It is a benign and often reversible condition. Talk to your doctor about potential causes. ...Read more

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In an ultrasound, what does isoechoic mean?

In an ultrasound, what does isoechoic mean?

It means: That it is the same echogenicity, or brightness, as adjacent normal tissue. Hyperechoic means it is brighter, hypoechoic means darker. The more reflective the structure, the more echogenic. It is a descriptive term. ...Read more

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What does a black mass from ultrasound mean?

"Black mass": Does not provide any information with regard to the possibilities. In ultrasound we don't use the word "black". We use different language such as solid, hypoechoic, etc. To describe masses and possibilities depend on the specific ultrasound appearance, organ being studied, patient history, lab tests, and whether or not there is vascular flow associated with the mass. ...Read more

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What does blue and red on a ultrasound mean?

Vascular flow direct: Assigning color red and blue distinguishes the direction of vascular flow in relation to transducer. The assigned colors are random, but is best to standardize: flow from left side of image to right side of image is assigned red; opposite flow assigned blue. ...Read more

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What does the blue and red in the ultrasound mean?

Blood Flow, Motion: Doppler detects movement, typically of the blood. Red usually means flow towards transducer, blue away but they can be reversed. Movement of the heart and the cardiac valves can also generate color signals. Jets of urine entering the bladder or amniotic fluid in and out of the fetal nose will also show color. ...Read more

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What do white marks on a kidney ultrasound scan mean?

Tough Question: Boy that's a tough question. Usually things that are bright on ultrasound are calculi (stones), air, or fat. If it were air the pt would likely be very sick. Fat is almost always benign, and stones can cause symptoms ranging from mild pain to sepsis. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed fluid in my endometrium. What does this mean?

Depends: Fluid in the endometrial canal can be normal such as during your period. If are not having periods then it can abnormal. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed thick nuchal foldworried. What does this mean?

Ultrasound showed thick nuchal foldworried. What does this mean?

Nuchal Translucency: Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy based on the information. ...Read more

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The ultrasound found fluid around my kidney, what does that mean?

The ultrasound found fluid around my kidney, what does that mean?

Hydronephrosis: Did it say around the kidney or was it "backed" up like a condition called hydronephrosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ultrasound comes back arthrosclerotic aorta?

Calcified thick wall: U/s findings show wall to be thickened, with possible calcification. Diameter of aorta may be narrow with lumen compromise, and sometimes, wall involvement associated with widening of the aorta. If one is symptomatic with abdominal, buttock, leg complaints, may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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My ultrasound says that the my placenta is "4-gs" what does it mean?

My ultrasound says that the my placenta is "4-gs" what does it mean?

Placenta previa: A grade 4 placenta previa means that the placenta completely covers the internal os (the upper cervical canal opening). This usually means that you will be delivered by cesarean section. I have no clue what the, "gs" means. How far along are you? The placental appearance very early can be misleading and is frequently re-evaluated later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an ultrasound at 20 weeks is accurate within 2wks?

18 to 22 weeks: It means it could be off by 2 weeks. It could be 18 weeks or it could be 22 weeks or anywhere in between. It is just a comment on the accuracy of the ultrasound. The ultrasound is usually quite accurate, but it does have a range and the accurate within 2 weeks is just commenting on that. If you combine that with your last period you should be quite accurate. ...Read more

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What does it mean if ultrasound says Vaginal cuff is relatively collapsed?

What does it mean if ultrasound says Vaginal cuff is relatively collapsed?

Nothing to worry.: The vaginal cuff is what remains after hysterectomy. It is normal for it to be "collapsed". As long as no other findings were described in the radiology report, and your doctor has not discussed any concerning findings, then you can rest assured that everything is normal. ...Read more