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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 echogenicity?

What  is echogenicity?

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

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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 a two vessel cord? What does echogenic cardiac focus mean?

What is a two vessel cord? What does echogenic cardiac focus mean?

Cord?: I suspect you get no answers because 'cord' isn't what you meant. Please rephrase your question and be sure it asks what you mean. An echogenic focus means a tissue interface in the heart which produces a very bright strong echo on the echocardiogram, many things can cause this ...Read more

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What is uniform myometrial echo?

What is uniform myometrial echo?

Normal: It means the muscle of the uterus has a normal uniform (homogenous) appearance. ...Read more

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Parenchymal echogenicity is coarse, what does this mean?

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

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What is ventriculomogy?

What is ventriculomogy?

Ventricle: I assume you mean ventriculomegaly? It is enlargement of a ventricle. This can occur in the heart or brain. Dependent on the location it can have different causes. ...Read more

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What exactly is placental calcification?

What exactly is placental calcification?

May be normal.: The older (i.e. Close to their delivery date) placentas frequently have depositions of calcium in them, which are of no clinical significance. Pathological placental calcifications can occur with torch infections of the fetus. ...Read more

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My kidney sonogram shows the parenchymal echogenicity appears slightly hypoechoic unjformly, what is that means?

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

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What is inferobasilar hypokinesia?

What is inferobasilar hypokinesia?

Hypokinesia: The term inferobasilar implies poor contraction of the inferobasilar walls of the left ventricle of the heart. Generally this would be the result of disease in the right coronary or left circumflex arteries. ...Read more

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What is unilobular kidney?

What is unilobular kidney?

Unilobular kidney: This term refers to single lobe of kidney. The kidney is round. It may be a malformation. ...Read more

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What exactly is renal stenosis ultrasound?

What exactly is renal stenosis ultrasound?

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 more

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Basal inferior wall is mildly aneurysms what does this mean?

Basal inferior wall is mildly aneurysms what does this mean?

Perfusion scan: Sparse info given.I assume this is part of a nuclear cardiac study ;an aneurysm of the myocardium is always serious,never "mild";ask the ordering or referring physician for detailed explanation ...Read more

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What is the meaning of " liver is normal size with homogeneous parenchyma. Nofocal mass is seen."?

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

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Foetal right kidney shows mild pelvo-calyctasis, appears to be physiological. What does this mean?

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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What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

What does echogenic nodule in kidney mean?

Not a CYST: A nodule in the kidney represents a mass which needs to be evaluated. If it is a simple cyst then it can be assumed to be benign. An echogenic nodule is something other than a simple cyst and usually means it is solid and requires further evaluation, usually by ct. ...Read more