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Dr. Robert Carroll

Nuclear Medicine
Saint George, GA
54 years experience

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Nuclear Medicine

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Remove lobe: If one lobe of the thyroid is abnormal on thyroid scan and on ultrasound, and your doctoris worried about thyroid cancer, biopsy of the abnormal lobe ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Thyroiditis: Very high T4 suggests release of stored thyroid from the gland versus overdose of t4. Inflammation of the thyroid in hashimoto's thyroiditis can ma... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
DIAGNOSE STROKE: Blockage of blood supply within the brain can be ischemic or hemmoragic. Embolic stroke is common from atrial fibrillation of the heart. Dise... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Adverse effects : Pharmacovigilance is the science of detecting collecting, monitoring, researching, assessing and evaluating adverse effects of medications, biologi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Agressiveness: Aggressive prostate cancer linked to trichomonas increases risk of aggressive prostate cancer, more than twice as likely to develop tumors that spre... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Cholesterosis of GB: Most common cause of a low ejection fraction is infiltration of the gallbladder wall by cholesterol. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has risks as well a... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
indirectly: A strong positive association was observed between growth hormone efector igf-i levels and prostate cancer risk. Men in the highest quartile of igf-... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
F18 PET bone scan.: F18 pet bone scan is preferred over technetium bone scan. Rest on your back on an imaging table for 40 minutes.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
ADH (vasopressin): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 10 (4 reports): more effective for people 40-49 years old Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
YES: External beam: skin becomes red, swollen, warm, and sensitive, as if sunburn which subsides gradually in four to six weeks. Possible side effect... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
BPH, prostate cancer: Benign prostatic hyperplasia storage symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency , urgency incontinence, and voiding at night (nocturia). Voidi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Ultrasound, x-ray, : Ultrasound, x-ray, ct are all readily available depending on the question to be answered. Nuclear medicine and MRI are often nearby.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Rela (carisoprodol) overdose: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Us residents can call the us national poison hotline... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Mild TBI: Ct is typically normal, MRI is typically normal, brain positron emission tomography is frequently abnormal if quantitatively evaluated. Visual interpr... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
YES: An uptake value will be established. Uptake can be low, normal, or high. Scan will be diagnostic if enough iodine localizes in the thyroid gland. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Enlarged overactive: Goitre means enlarged thyroid gland. Goitre is treated according to the cause. If your enlarged overactive thyroid gland is producing too much... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Usually each visit: Psa has high sensitivity for detecting recurrence after radical prostatectomy, but is less sensitive in detecting recurrence after radiation therapy. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
CAPRA score predicts: Many prostate cancers are not destined to be lethal, and most men will ultimately die from causes other than of the disease. (capra) score predicts... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
SERIAL PSA: Psa blood tests repeated at each physician visit.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Rx cancer vs Rx BPH: Flutamide is an antiandrogen drug to treat prostate cancer. Blocks testosterone from stimulating the prostate cancer cells to grow. Finasteride ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Hypertension: Switching from Cardura (doxazosin) immediate-release (ir) to Cardura (doxazosin) xl, therapy initiated with the lowest dose (4 mg once daily). Prior... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Macular degeneration: Lutein and zeaxanthin may reduce risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. Retina specialist can determine if additional treatments are indicat... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Usually: Minimize dizziness-lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position, switching from Cardura (doxazosin) immediate-release ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
connective tissue : Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) autoimmune thyroid, explore with your doctor : omeoprazole & Erythromycin & dom... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
SHOWS PATTERN: Diagnoses pulmonary embolism in ventilated areas of the lung. Differentiates pulmonary embolism from other causes of altered perfusion.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Reverse T3 (liothyronine): Thyroid scan/uptake shows mild hyperthyroidism, but blood-work shows hypothyroidism. Thyroid gland is working hard but producing ineffective hormo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: At 90, quality of life is everything. Therapy is aimed at relieving symptoms. We cannot extend life by treating prostate cancer at 90.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Look at liver: Mri is an excellent way to closely examine the gallbladder wall for the possible presence of polyps or other tissue growths. Additionally, MRI allows ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Treat Cancer: If cachexia is related to prostate cancer, it may improve with effective cancer treatment & good nutrition & exercise.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Whole body or PET-CT: Bone seeking radiopharmaceuticals distribute in proportion to local bone metabolism. Phosphate compounds labelled with technetium 99m are most commonl... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
milky-white basic: Pprostate secretes a slightly basic fluid, milky or white in appearance, that constitutes 20–30% of the volume of the semen along with spermatozo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
EMERGENCY ROOM: Adults naloxone initial no respiratory depression: 0.1 to 0.4 mg IV or im respiratory depression: 1 to 2 mg IV or... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
EMERGENCY ROOM: Kwells (lindane) (hyoscine hydrobromide) for prevention and control of travel sickness. Tablets melt in the mouth, absorption is very rapid. C... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
milky-white basic: Pprostate secretes a slightly basic fluid, milky or white in appearance, that constitutes 20–30% of the volume of the semen along with spermatozo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
BIOPSY: X-ray followed by biopsy. If sarcoma is suspected, have biopsy done by oncologic surgeon experienced in sarcoma. If metastatic disease, biopsy may not... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
connective tissue : Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) & autoimmune thyroid, explore with your doctor : there does not need to be... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Possible hypothyroid: Thyroid uptake depends on thyroid iodine trapping which is proportional to the rate at which the thyroid is making hormone. The total amount of iodine... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Amplifying DNA : Pcr is useful for amplifying a dna sample. Molecular analysis can be done with subsequent techniques, such as electrophoresis and dna sequencing.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Just Right Rx: Just right rx is difficult. Side effects of hormone therapy need to be managed. Talk with your doctor about quality of life tradeoff with length of... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Temp varies l: Overactive metabolism produces more heat, but the body usually adapts. Underactive thyroid can slow metabolism enough to slightly decrease body co... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Tissue fluid drainag: Interstitial fluid which lies in the interstices of all body tissues is collected through lymph capillaries; then transported though lymph vessels ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Stage of cancer: Sensitivity of prostatic acid phosphatase is very low 39% of the prostatic carcinomas acid phosphatase level was below the upper limit of normal fix... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Complex fluid: During ejaculation, sperm mixes with fluids from the seminal vesicles, the prostate, and the bulbourethral glands .Seminal vesicles produce a yell... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Max 3.2 ng: Sensitivity of prostatic acid phosphatase is very low 39% of the prostatic carcinomas acid phosphatase level was below the upper limit of normal fix... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Max 3.2 ng: Sensitivity of prostatic acid phosphatase is very low 39% of the prostatic carcinomas acid phosphatase level was below the upper limit of normal fix... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
HUGE: Benign cysts of prostate tissue are common:1) isolated medial cysts, 2) cysts of the ejaculatory duct, 3) simple or multiple cysts of the parenchyma, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
HOT OR COLD: Hyperthyroidism speeds metabolism, patient is alwas hot. Cardiac arrythmias such as atrial fibrillation can occur. Hypothyroidism slows metabolism,... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Thyroid replacement : If T3 (liothyronine) & T4 are low and TSH is high; then you have hypothyroidism. Thyroid replacement therapy will be needed for the rest of your life... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Max 3.2 ng: Sensitivity of prostatic acid phosphatase is very low 39% of the prostatic carcinomas acid phosphatase level was below the upper limit of normal fix... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Diagnose & Rx .: Using isotopes to diagnose and treat thyroid diseases as well as many disorders of the brain, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and skeleton. Nuclear medi... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Carroll is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carroll is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Great Doc it realy help full God bless you
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1968MD
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