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Dr. Timothy Mosher

Radiology
Cochecton, NY
33 years experience

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Dr. Mosher is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and received his training at Penn State University and Johns Hopkins University. He is a Distinguished Professor of Radiology and Orthopedics at Penn State Universityin Hershey, PA where he serves as Vice Chair for Radiology Research and Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Dr. Mosher subspecializes in imaging of musculoskeletal diseases and has written extensively on MRI, and imaging of osteoarthritis and injuries of articular cartilage. He serves as an Associate Editor for the journals Radiology, and Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. He is a frequent scientific reviewer for NIH and research foundations.

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Radiology

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Poor use of resource: In addition to the risk of radiation exposure, cost, and inefficient use of healthcare resources, it often reveals incidental findings that have no im... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
No: A functional MRI or fmri is a special MRI technique that looks at change in brain metabolism and blood flow in response to specific tasks, for exampl... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Sometimes: Bursitis is a focal area of inflammation that sometimes can accumulate fluid producing a lump. Ifs the inflammation is substantial it may produce fin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Yes: A bakers cyst is a collection of fluid behind the knee. Mri is an accurate and sensitive technique for detecting a bakers cyst (see (*) in the attach... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Ankle sprain: Tears of the anterior talofibular ligament and an ankle effusion are indications of an ankle sprain. The effusion can often extend into the flexor ha... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
See below: Most MRI examinations of the head are done without contrast. Depending on the reason you need the MRI the physician may use contrast to improve the d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
No: Except for rare cases the sinus ct is performed without contrast.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Depends on symptoms: X-rays or radiographs are the most frequent images obtained in the er and are used for diagnosing fractures and pneumonia. With severe trauma (ex car... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Comfort: Since the exam can take 30 to 40 minutes to complete and is very sensitive to motion it is important to make patients comfortable. Putting a pillow b... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
No: During an MRI scan some patients are bothered by the closed enclosure of the scanner and having to remain still. The scan produces some mild warmth s... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Painless: Your head will be placed in a plastic cage-like holder called the head coil which will detect the signal used to make the image while you are inside t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Mild side effects: Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is often taken as a nutritional supplement for arthritis. In several large clinical trials the side effects were m... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Yes: The sinus ct provides a very detailed evaluation of the sinuses and would show a deviated septum.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Baker's cyst: A focal collection of fluid behind the knee, called a popliteal cyst or baker's cyst, is common, particularly in patients with degenerative joint dise... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Pain: Chondromalacia patellae is a term that is used to describe softening of the patellar cartilage from degeneration. Pain comes from higher pressure on t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Safe procedure: Mri is one of the safest medical procedures. Risks result from incompatibility of some medical devices such as pacemakers. You will be screened to ma... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Could be . . .: Punching something hard often results in a fracture of the 5th metacarpal, the bone in your hand that forms the knuckle of your pinkie. An x-ray can b... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
MRI or US: Most of the time bursitis can be diagnosed from the history or physical examination. If imaging is needed for further evaluation the MRI or ultrasoun... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Yes: Some bladder cancers do not cause a discrete mass or irregularity of the bladder and would not be seen with ultrasound.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Fracture or bleed: A non contrast head ct is indicated if there has been significant trauma to the head to rule out bleeding around or within the brain. It will also id... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Motion sensitive MRI: A cine MRI is a special type of MRI image in which a series of static images are obtained at different times and then played back as a movie. Cine MR... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Yes: If you previously had a fracture you may now have post-traumatic arthritis. Other considerations would be the fracture did not heal completely, or he... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
No: Obesity can make it difficult to obtain a quality us exam. For some research applications dexa, ct or MRI are used to measure the amount of fat and e... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Prior surgery: The report is describing a focal absence of bone in the back of the spine typically due to prior surgery (laminectomy) where is is removed. Occasiona... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Color Doppler: They indicate the direction and velocity of blood flow.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Type of cancer cell: Cancer that metastasizes to the brain, originally started in a different part of the body. Common sites where these metastatic cancer cells originate... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Yes: Mri provides better soft tissue detail than ct, particularly if the ct was performed without contrast, and could demonstrate a tumor not seen on ct.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Not usually: X-rays or radiographs of the skull are not useful in evaluation of head trauma. If you hit your hard enough to raise concern that there is a skull fr... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Can be helpful: X-rays are particularly helpful in detecting changes in the bone that are caused by gout. When present these are very specific and can confirm the di... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Tear of the aorta: The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body running from the heart to the top of the pelvis. It has a smooth lining and a muscular wall. A dis... Read More

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

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1989MD
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