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Dr. Thomas Foster

Radiology
Melbourne, FL
38 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

19 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Embryologic similar: The male and femal genitalia form from the same embryonic precursor and can look similar early in the gestation. For instance, the penis and clitoris... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
No: Up to 20% of women will require extra views from a screening mammogram and a small percentage of those will go on to biopsy, and an even smaller numbe... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Did/ do you smoke?: It depends on whether you ever smoked or if you ever had cancer. If yes to either of these, there is cause for concern. If yes, the next exam should... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 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... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
You can't: Most commonly, if ovarian masses are discovered on ultrasound, they are followed at 2-3 month intervals. If they grow over time, your gyn may conside... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Tumors and anuerysms: A tumor may not be seen unless contrast is administered. Also, any abnormality of the arteries or veins of the brain may not be visible without contr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
You lie on your back: You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to determine that there is no metal inside your body. You will be asked to remove all jewelry, metal an... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
No: Being a man, i've never experienced one. My patients tell me it can be mildly uncomfortable. Sometimes, in order to see a deep organ, the probe is a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Rarely: Sometimes ultrasound is used in pediatric patients to diagnose bowel obstruction, but rarely, if ever, in adults. A common cause of bowel obstructi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Solid organs: Abdominal ultrasound evaluates the gallbladder, bile ducts, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, aorta (the main artery), and inferior vena cava (the mai... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Many: Throwing up blood (hematemesis), passing blood through the rectum (hematochezia) are the most obvious. Black, tarry stools can be an indication of le... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Maybe.: There are many causes of enlarged lymph nodes. Your doctor wanting additional views and ultrasound is to rule out breast cancer or infection as a ca... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Poor quality scan.: In order for the ultrasound to see deep organs such as the pancreas and aorta, the beam needs to pass through your stomach. If your stomach has food ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Nonspecific: Scattered white spots confined to the white matter of the brain are fairly common and not specific for a certain disease. White spots in a person les... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Must fast for 8 hrs.: In order for the ultrasound to see deep organs such as the pancreas and aorta, the beam needs to pass through your stomach. If your stomach has food ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
No: There is no contraindication to getting a ct scan of the head (without IV contrast). It is always important to limit radiation exposure, so make sure... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 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, ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes: Stomach cancers can often erode internal blood vessels or ulcerate and bleed into the intestines.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Foster
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes: That being said, many other conditions may cause this combination of symptoms.

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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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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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