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What Is Echogenic Intracardiac
EIF: If you are referring to an 'echogenic intracardiac focus', seen in a fetus during a sonogram- then it is essentially a bright white spot, seen within a chamber of the baby's heart, having the same brightness as bone. It is considered a 'soft' marker for down's syndrome.It is present in 15-30% of fetuses that have down's syndrome, and ~5% of normal fetuses. Additional testing (amnio, harmony, mat21. ...Read more
Benign finding: An eif (echocardiogenic intracardiac focus) is a common finding on fetal ultrasound. This is a small "bright" spot in the heart muscle, meaning that the spot is reflective of the ultrasound waves. The precise cause is unclear, but this finding on fetal ultrasound is not associated with any structural or functional abnormality in the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Small nodule.: When something is echogenic, it's brighter than the adjacent tissues or the background tissue of the organ. Technically it should be termed "hyperechoic" but "echogenic" is more commonly used.. It also means that it's more likely (not always) solid than fluid. A "nodule" is small, usually less than 2 cm in size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My kidney sonogram shows the parenchymal echogenicity appears slightly hypoechoic unjformly, what is that means?
Renal echogenicity: Renal echogenicity is a sign of scaring or increased density of the kidney and implies underlying medical kidney disease. You should see a Nephrologist (Internest specializing in kidney disease) as soon as possible for a kidney workup. This will include urine and blood tests to ascertain whether you have a medical condition causing this. ...Read more
Renal ultrasound: Renal artery ultrasound is called "renal duplex" which originally combined B-mode ultrasound to image the renal arteries with a pulsed Doppler to sample the velocity of blood flow in the artery. Now color Doppler and other extras are available. If renal velocity>200cm/sec artery likely abnormal. If RAR (ratio of renal velocity over aortic velocity) >3.5 likely 60% stenosis present. Accuracy good. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Foetal right kidney shows mild pelvo-calyctasis, appears to be physiological. What does this mean?
Definition: Essentially the fetus right kidney is shown to be slightly dilated which can happen when urine is not exiting the kidney in a normal fashion. The term "physiologic" is defined as a normal variant which means it is very mild and should resolve as the baby grows. They will follow this closely. ...Read more
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