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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

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 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 ?

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