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Doctor insights on: What Is Echogenic Intracardiac

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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

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What is an echogenic intracardiac focus?

What is an echogenic intracardiac focus?

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 more

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What is an echogenic nodule?

What is an echogenic nodule?

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 more

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What is large mixed echogenic mass?

What is large mixed echogenic mass?

Difficult to say: Sounds like an ultrasound report maybe. It may mean that there is a mass with some solid and some cystic (fluid-filled component). It depends on the modality of the test (ultrasound or ct) and the location as to the diagnostic significance. Please discuss with the doctor who ordered the test and maybe resubmit this question and include more relevant information to get a good answer. ...Read more

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Echogenic areas in liver shows what?

Echogenic areas in liver shows what?

Echogenic: Means that ultrasound waves are reflected back to the transducer. It means that the mass is solid, not cystic or filled with fluid. Solid masses might need further investigation, depending on size, location, and number. ...Read more

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Increased echogenicity of the pancreas?

Increased echogenicity of the pancreas?

Pancreas Lesion : A hyper echo genic lesion can represent a cyst or a tumor, as well as a localized area of scarring or inflammation. At your age, the lesion is more than likely to be benign. Was this an incidental finding, or did you have an ultrasound because you are symptomatic? I assume your doctor is planning to follow up with you on the finding, but if not, give him a call and discuss his thoughts. ...Read more

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What's parenchymal echogenicity kidney?

What's parenchymal echogenicity kidney?

Ultrasound: The term describes the sonographic characteristics of the kidney tissue. When the cortical echogenicity is increased the kidney looks brighter. This is a finding usually associated with various chronic renal parenchymal disease. When decreased can represent swelling from acute infection or renal vein obstruction. ...Read more

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What is thickened echogenic endometrium?

What is thickened echogenic endometrium?

Endometriosis: Although there is some variation in the sonographic appearance of endometriomas, the classic endometrioma is a homogenous, focal lesions with low level echogenic. They may be uni or multilocular, contain thin or thick septations and may contain wall nodules (a finding also found in ovarian neoplasms). If these mural nodules are hyperechoic, or thickened lining. ...Read more

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What does heterogeneously echogenic mean?

What does heterogeneously echogenic mean?

Mixed echo pattern: Heterogeneous echogenic means ultrasound characteristics of area examined have combination of none, low and high echogenic pattern. This is compared to diffusely homogeneous pattern where diffusely same echo pattern. Certain lesions can be diagnosed by their echo pattern. ...Read more