I went to my appointment for an ultrasound today. I thought it was only going to be an abdominal ultrasound, but was surprised after the tech told me to "Go empty your bladder. Then put this sheet around you and lay back down on the bed." So then came the TV US. That's when she turned on the doppler. The screen lit up in blue and red, with tiny spots of orange. I asked her about what I was seeing and she said, "Oh that's just blood flow." During both U/S's, she measured and marked many things. After she began the ultrasound, she then began asking me questions about why I had to see my Dr. in the first place, what did he tell me after I first saw him, etc. The vagueness is starting to get old.
I know this is all vague. But if anyone can shed any light on the doppler thing, I'd appreciate it very much. I think she was looking at my ovary when that happened.
Doppler color flow(blood flow) imaging can be helpful in differentiating malignant from benign masses. Malignancies are rich in vascular blood flow, while benign cysts show no blood flow meaninng there is nothing feeding the suspected tumor. they are also looking for :
Septations, if present, that are thick (>2 to 3 mm)
Color or power Doppler demonstration of flow in the solid component
Presence of any peritoneal fluid in postpostmenopausal women and more than a small amount of peritoneal fluid in premenopausal women is abnormal
Peritoneal masses, enlarged nodes.
Doppler color flow systems assign a given color to the direction of flow; red is flow
toward, and blue is flow away from the transducer or sono probe. Not too sure what it means with regard to the ovary except to prove if a suspicious cyst/mass may have blood flow to it. It is more usefull when when evaluating the heart valves
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.