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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Kidney ultrasound shows stones, what to do?

Kidney ultrasound shows stones, what to do?

depends on the size: It depends on how large the stones are. Very small stones should be able to pass without difficulty. Medium or large stones should probably be treated. If the stones are visible on a plain film xray, then eswl is a good option.. Very large stones may require a more invasive procedure. Either way, it is important to increase your daily water intake to 2.5 to 3 l. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of kidneys shows stone?

What is the definition or description of: ultrasound of kidneys shows stone?

Usually definitive.: Ultrasound shows the renal outlines, partly because they are surrounded by fat. Calcific densities are shown by us as highly reflective abnormalities, and there is not much question. The presence of calcific densities in the kidneys makes the diagnosis of stone very likely. If it has been there for years, it may not be important, but otherwise, have it checked. ...Read more

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Why does my 20 week ultrasound show bright kidneys and an enlarged cisterna magna?

Why does my 20 week ultrasound show bright kidneys and an enlarged cisterna magna?

Here are some...: This Q has not been answered for quite many months. Why? In reality, it looks like a question for the board exam of American Radiology Board, but lacking practical value, so there are not many experts in pediatric urology, ob-gyn, & radiology. Now is time to repeat it so to see how that has evolved; thereby, the significance of the above findings would be deduced for this fetus. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a kidney stone not show on ultrasound?

Please tell me, could a kidney stone not show on ultrasound?

Some may not: Some kidney stones may not show on ultrasound .If the stones are less than 3mm the ultrasound exam may not be able to detect in some cases cat scan is the standard test used in us to diagnose kidney stones, but it does involve risk of radiation as compared to ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does a CT or ultrasound always show kidney stones?

Does a CT or ultrasound always show kidney stones?

No: Ct and ultrasound does not "always" show kidney stones. The resolution may not be sensitive enough to see very small stones less than 2 to 3 mm. Depending on the thickness of the images on the ct scan, a stone may be potentially missed between the images taken by the ct scanner. Ultrasound may also over-read or miss very small stones as well. Overall though, the detection rate is still very hi. ...Read more

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Possible for kidney stone not to show up on ultrasound?

YES: Sometimes you would need a different test to pick up stones. ...Read more

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Kidney ultrasound show increased cortical echogenicity (right >left) with mild loss of corticomedullary differantiation. Advice: kft correlation.Mean?

Kidney ultrasound show increased cortical echogenicity (right >left) with mild loss of corticomedullary differantiation. Advice: kft correlation.Mean?

Correlate blood test: Increased cortical echogenicity with mild corticomedullary differentiation, usually means medical renal disease. Kft probably means kidney function tests. These are blood tests such as serum creatinine, bun, and GFR (glomerular filtration rate). ...Read more

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I had a fatty infiltration of the liver show up on a ultrasound for either my kidneys or gallbladder cant remember. Does that warrant a liver biopsy?

I had a fatty infiltration of the liver show up on a ultrasound for either my kidneys or gallbladder cant remember. Does that warrant a liver biopsy?

Probably not: If there is a definable cause then no. Even a single night of binge drinking can cause it, as can being overweight, chronic drinking, or medications. Only if you have no reason to have fatty infiltration would you need a biopsy. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more