What Does Echogenic Mean?

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Echogenic is an adjective that defines the characteristic of containing structures that echo high frequency sound waves and therefore result in reflections of ultrasound waves. The noun that is derived from this term is ethogenicity which is the extent to which a structure is able to give rise to reflections of ultrasound waves.
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ech·o·gen·ic
[ek-oh-jen-ik]
ADJECTIVE
1.
capable of generating or reflecting sound waves.
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The term echogenic is used to mean relating or pertaining reflection of ultrasound waves. This term is also used in some quarters to mean having structures that tend to reflect the high frequency sound waves.
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