Posterior enhancement

posterior enhancement refers to the increased echoes deep to structures that transmit sound very well. This is characteristic of fluid-filled structures (cysts, vessels, hyaluronic acid filler). The fluid only attenuates the sound less than the surrounding tissue. The time gain compensation overcompensates through the fluid-filled structure causing deeper tissues to be brighter. Simply it is seen as increased echogenicity (whiteness) posterior to thefluid filled structure.

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