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Dr. Thomas Foster

Radiology
Melbourne, FL
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Melbourne, FL

Address

1920 S. Babcock St. , Melbourne, FL
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Medicaid

About

Bio

I have been in the private practice of general and interventional radiology for 21 years. In addition, I concentrate on breast imaging/ biopsy and varicose vein treatment.

Specialties
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Radiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 37 years experience
No: Radiologists are the only physicians specifically trained to interpret MRI scans. Other physicians may be able to make some sense out of MRI scans, but only radiologists have the knowledge and experience to do the best job. If a radiologist has interpreted your scan, a report was sent to the doctor who ordered it, and that doctor can explain the results to you.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 37 years experience
Solid organs: Abdominal ultrasound evaluates the gallbladder, bile ducts, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, aorta (the main artery), and inferior vena cava (the main vain). Abnormal intrabdominal fluid collections are also seen. The most common abnormalities are gallstones, kidney stones, and cysts of the liver or kidneys.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 37 years experience
Not necessarily: If the scan was done with oral and IV contrast material, it is more likely the cancer could be seen on ct; if no contrast was used for the scan, it is unlikely cancer could be seen. Some stomach cancers are flat and not bulky; the flat ones may not be demonstrable on ct. Also, very small cancers may no be seen on ct, the best way to see stomach ca is with an upper endoscopy.

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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Foster is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Foster is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1984MD
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