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What Is Hypodense Means
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
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 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
Heart Attack: Myocardial infarction is the medical name for a heart attack. Antero-septal refers to a region of the heart. An asmi (antero-septal myocardial infarction) can cause considerable permanent heart damage as this would likely involve a large area of heart muscle. Optimally, treatment such as angioplasty would be performed within a very few hours to minimize long-term consequences. ...Read more
Decreased echoes: Ultrasound exam of thyroid gland can show nodules of decreased echogenicity (hypo dense or hypo echoic)), increased echogenicity (hyper dense or hyper echoic) or mixed with areas of both imaging qualities. Hypodense has usually more consistency of fluid like cyst and hyper dense more like solid tumor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Endocervical cells: Hi AnswerD402, This is usually reported in a PAP SMEAR and it means that there are present on the slide for micro exam, cells from the INSIDE of the cervix. This means you have had a perfectly performed PAP smear because these are important cells to see under the microscope, to rule out cervical cancer. thanks ...Read more
Possible Hashimotos: Heterogeneous texture on a thyroid ultrasound means that the thyroid tissue is irregular appearing, not homogeneous, but there are no true nodules. This is most commonly seen in people with hashimoto's thyroiditis. Thyroid function may or may not be normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Means: That it measures too think on the ultrasound, and at your age the standard of care is to do a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy, I do them in office , and pt is awake takes 5 minutes at the most, rare this should have to be done in hospital and that you would have to go to sleep , you need to r/o precancer or not as commonly cancer of the endometrium, please discuss with your gyn. ...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
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
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