echogenicity

(ek″o-jen-is´ĭ-te) in ultrasonography, the extent to which a structure gives rise to reflections of ultrasonic waves.
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Echogenicity

Echogenicity (misspelled sometimes as echogenecity) is the ability to bounce an echo, e.g. return the signal in ultrasound examinations. In other words, Echogenicity is higher when the surface bouncing the sound echo reflects increased sound waves. Tissues that have higher echogenicity are called `hyperechogenic` and are usually represented with.....
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