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What Does Hypointense Mean
MRI Description: Structures seen on MRI can be described as being hypointense. They mean a hypointense signal, where an area of darkness in the image is hypointense, and a bright area is hyperintense, with the middle as isointense. The meaning varies depending on the sequences or technique used to scan, so the description is relative. For example: water is hypointense in certain images and hyper in others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does osteochondritis dissecans mean in the knee? What does hypointense mean on an MRI scan of the knee? Can you tibia slip out of place?
Bone/cartilage shift: Osteochondritis dessicans refers to a condition in which a piece of cartilage and a small piece of bone have come detached. It is common in the knee. If the piece does not move much it may not hurt. However, it is common for it to get "stick" in the knee joint and may need surgery. Hypointense means loss of bone density which is not normal. The tibia can slip out of place somewhat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mean BP : I'm guessing you are not interested in the concept of mean arterial pressure which incorporates aspects of systolic & diastolic pressure. Mean or average BP is the same thing. When trying to assess effectiveness of BP control i tell my patients to keep a log of BP & hr so we can average or take a mean of those values & make treatment decisions at their next office visit. Hope that helps. ...Read more
It means: Resin uptake of tri-iodo thyronine. It means you are possibly hyperthyroid, but it depends on the rest of your thyroid function tests, such as total and free t4. Confused? This is a complicated set of tests to interpret, so ask your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Gout Treatment: Adenuric tablets are used for the long term treatment and prevention of gout, but not for immediate treatment of gout flare-ups. Other medicines are used for the rapid relief of gout symptoms (colchicine). Be sure to follow a low-purine diet as well as taking this medication to keep the gout away! ...Read more
Thrombocytopenia: Thrombocytopenia means a low platelet count. Platelets are made in your bone marrow along with other kinds of blood cells. They travel through your blood vessels and stick together causing clots to stop any bleeding that may happen if a blood vessel is damaged. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dorsal Roots: The dorsal roots are a portion of the spinal cord that accept sensory information that will travel up your spinal cord to be perceived in your brain. Receptors sense, and the brain perceives. The spinal cord is part of your central nervous system and carries afferent sensory information though the dorsal columns and dorsal roots and transmits afferent motor information to move your muscles front. ...Read more
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