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Dr. Garry Choy

Radiology
Boston, MA
17 years experience male

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Radiologist

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Radiology

Cardiac Imaging

Emergency Radiology

Global Health

Healthcare Informatics

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Some: Some types need to removed. Depends on cell type or appearance.
A member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
No: No. This is the time when it is on the border of detecting a fetal heart rate. Please followup shortly however to make sure fetus is developing normal... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Yes: This is usually a standard examination in a full radiology department.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Yes: This is very likely normal - breast tissue is glandular and usually can produce secretions.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Yes: Mri is the most accurate way and reliable way to see disc herniation. Although ct scans can sometimes allow a radiologist to see a disc herniation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Much information: Stroke, hemorrhage, fractures, sinusitis, and some tumors.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Helpful: Second opinions are always helpful - perhaps consult an orthopedic surgeon or another radiologist to review the clinical data + MRI scan.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Mass General Imaging: We can take a look at your imaging if you'd like -- we just recently launched a second opinion service. For more information, please visit our practi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Sometimes: It is sometimes possible, depending on a few things - if the melanoma is large enough and if the malignant lesion is metabolically active. Pet scans ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
More expensive: Mri scans cost on the level of several hundred compared to hundred or less for xray.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Cancer work-up: Usually patients get pet scans for cancer work-ups, diagnosis - but not always - can also be for inflammatory diseases.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Usually: Usually, particularly if the knee implant is more recent, it is safe to undergo an MRI scan but definitely check with your physician and radiology pra... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
All important: All are important -- ekg provides electrical and rhythm information. Much can be learned from an ekg. Angiogram/cardiac ct provides anatomic informa... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Both but CT usually: Usually can be seen on ct scans of the abdomen and pelvis but MRI can sometimes visualize this as well.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Depends ...: Both examinations have risk, albeit low. Mri does not expose patients to ionizing radiation whereas ct does. However, if contrast (intravenous) were... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Not usually: Sometimes the "bright spot" is an incidental finding - in fact, often it is non-specific, meaning not clinically significant. Discuss with your cardi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Usually: Usually safe if you have no renal impairment or allergies to gadolinium-based agents. A test to ensure safety is a blood test to check chemistries to... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Both, mostly digital: We an read online or on viewboxes. Mostly digital these days - can be local networks or via the internet/"cloud.".
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Days..: Usually the ct scans are ready within the day but sometimes may take 1-3 days depending on the practice. Most practices are now very fast and can pro... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Not uncommon...: It is not uncommon, particularly if intravenous contrast or oral contrast was administered. However, if the feeling happens every time intravenous co... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Trauma / anatomical: Could be trauma related or anatomical variation. Possible also if prior trauma or skeletal instability - early degenerative changes possible in 30s- i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Usually not: Usually it shouldn't unless you have an allergy. If it occurs each time then certainly possible.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Usually not: Usually not - unless there is infection and can be mistakened for vaginal discharge when the discharge is from urethra which is in the same region.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Depends: Yes only if you have pain or other symptoms. Many people have disc bulges and usually no treatment is needed. Especially surgery- this does not warran... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
No: Numerous women need to get extra views to clarify findings seen on the initial images. Most of the time, overlapping structures can cause artifacts -... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Yes: It is not possible thanks to the internet and cloud-image transfer service. If you'd like our practice currently offers a service - http://www.Massge... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Potentially: Sounds like that there is already a consensus behind the diagnosis from two doctors but second opinions are always helpful particularly if there is a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
MRI or CT: Usually a radiologist can distinguish the two types of lesions via an MRI scan (and also a ct scan).
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Questionable: There is currently no proven thermal imaging technique but hopefully sometime in the near future!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
No: Gastrograffin is a highly "osmolar" compound meaning it attracts water - specifically into the lumen of the gut so it is very common to have watery st... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Good but not all: It is good to have ct in conjunction with pet scan because ct provides more resolution. It helps the radiologist correlate signals seen on pet scan w... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is relatively accurate for dating the pregnancy so you can subtract the age from the date you got the ultrasound - hope this helps!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Yes: Usually yes - visible on radiograph and ct.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Yes: Dexa scans can be performed at most radiology practices.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Consult physician: Consult your physician if you need an MRI scan or any additional biomarker tests.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Possible: Possible to get swelling around this time due to venous congestion, cardiovascular changes, or vein compression (usually later). If swelling gets wors... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 17 years experience
Both accurate: Both are accurate. Very effective imaging techniques.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Choy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Choy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated 1960MD

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

Affiliations

Harvard Medical School
Partners Healthcare
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