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What Is Diffuse Heterogeneity
Cerebral involvement: I wonder if you may have misinterpretered the conclusion of the study (probably ct or mri). If it is what it is, then all it means is that your brain tissue (diffuse) is not significantly involved in some kind of process, inflammatory or infection or malignancy, or... ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound: Homogeneous means the texture is all the same. Inhomogeneous means it is not all the same. But does the report mention nodules? A hashimoto's thyroid gland often does not have discrete "nodules" but is irregular throughout due to a low degree of inflammation and fibrosis. ...Read more
Mixed echogenicity : Thyromegaly means enlarge ment of thyroid gland. Heterogeneous means irregular texture, not same echogenicity throughout gland. No large discrete nodules are seen. Therapy is determined by evaluation that includes thyroid function tests. ...Read more
Fatty Degeneration: Diffuse cholesteatosis is the term used to describe fatty degeneration with cholesterol esters. It is a process observed in both the biliary tract and middle ear. In the inner ear chronic ear infections can trigger fatty degeneration and the Developement of cholesteatomas that undergo fatty degeneration. ...Read more
Liver disease: Hepatomegaly means that the liver is larger than is normal. Parenchyma is the main tissue of the liver. Diffuse parenchymal disease means that there is diffuse disease throughout the liver tissues. This could be due to many different causes so check with your doctor for further information. ...Read more
Ultrasound term: Ultrasound waves are formed in the ultrasound transducer applied to the body, and reflect from tissue interfaces that they pass through back to the same transducer.Echogenicity can be used to describe tissue in relation to another tissue, or as compared to its normal state, increased echogenicity can be caused by stones, air, etc.Decreased echogenicity can be related to fluid in cysts or abdomen. ...Read more
What Organ?: The term means that the expected uniformity of an organs' tissue texture has been degraded and the appearance has assumed a rather more coarse texture. This can be due to chronic disease but is not specific. ...Read more
Several possibilitie: Multiple disorders can cause such a picture on ultrasound: acute suppurative thyroiditis subacute granulomatous thyroiditis hashimoto's thyroiditis (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) adenomatous or colloid goiter painless (silent) thyroiditis generally, it's not necessary to biopsy to distinguish the etiology, and treatment is most often available. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Descriptive term: Not specific to any one thing. Parenchyma is just the main part of an organ or tissue. Echogenicity refers to how many echoes are produced by a tissue. It just means more than expected echoes form whatever is being examined. I can't take this any farther without more information. ...Read more
What is the meaning of " liver is normal size with homogeneous parenchyma. Nofocal mass is seen."?
That is good news..: Normal size is good. Homogenous=all areas look similar. Parenchyma here just mean the liver tissue itself. No focal mass means no mass is seen in any area. All of these are just fancy words telling you that you have a normal liver based on the ultrasound findings. So, this is actually good news. Consult doc and good luck. ...Read more
BPH: this sounds like a radiologist describing an enlarged prostate. This is usually due to benign prostatic hyperplasia of which is very very common. The calcifications in the prostate have no particular risk or clinical significance and are often seen on ultrasound and CAT scan of the pelvis. ...Read more
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