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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI

Nuclear Medicine
Washington, DC
56 years experience male

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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Ultrasound of heart: Stress echo means an ultasound picture of the heart after an exercise.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Computerized section: Both MRI and ct mean getting sections of your body with the aid of computer. Only difference is in "how". Ct uses x-rays and MRI uses radiowaves i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
NOT NECESSARILY: Hypothyroidism itself may not put one more prone to thyroid ca but that does not mean that an individual with hypo- thyroidism will never get a thyroi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Need more informatio: Need more information such as - do you have habitual constipation or is this the first time? How much water do you drink a day? How much fiber f... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Very simple: 2 types of bone scans - (1) whole body bone scan (wbbs) & (2) three phase bone scan. In either case you get an injection of a radioactive material and... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
SUN AND VITAMIN D: Sun's rays makes vitamin d in the skin which in turn helps absortion of calcium from the intestine . The absorbed calcium then makes the bone and tee... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
YES.: The cholesterol level gets high in hypothyroidism.
A member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
A LOT OF INFORMATIO: A v/q scan provides a lot of information to the doctor about the blood flow to the lung and airflow to the lung. It is done to diagnose blood clot in ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Surgery for cancer .: What exactly your question is? What specific information do you want to know? Surgical oncology deals with surgical treatment of cancer and there is ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Infection probably: That's not a common sign of pregnancy. It could represent inflammation or infection of hair follicle or sebaceous gland. Need to be checked and exami... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Previous CT report?: During your previous work up of left kidney, they must have commented on the status of right kidney and bladder. Were these two organs normal on the ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
NO ONE WAY: There are many organs in the body. There is no one way to prevent cancer of all the organs. Some organs have some specific ways like no smoking preven... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
NEED MORE INFORMATIO: May be or may be not. Depends on the diagnosis of cause of spasm in 2010. How was the spasm in 2010 resolved? What did the doctor say in 2010 as the ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
CONSULT PRESCRIBER.: It is better to consult with the doctor who prescribed the medication. He has the reason to give that medication and he should decide whether to stop... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
RADIOISOTOPES IN MED: Nuclear medicine deals with the application of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The doctors specialized in nuclear m... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
WRONG CONCEPTION: Yes, milk is good for bone but as long as there is vitamin d in the intestine, calcium will be absorbed.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
MAY BE NORMAL: Normal range of thyroid uptake varies from lab to lab and geographic region to region. For those labs who accepts 10% to 30% as normal range, the 13... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
ANATOMY & FUNCTION: A thyroid scan provides info on the anatomy and function of the gland - size, location, mass lesion (cold or hot nodule), and overall qualitative iodi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
VERTEBRA AND FEMORAL: Vertebra and femoral neck.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
QUESTIONS: When was the last period? Any ultrasound done? If not, should get one. Was the pregnancy test done in urine or blood? If urine, repeat the test... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Cancer of muscle: Highly malignant tumor of striated muscle. Which body area is involved?
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Yes: Yes, but less than the one used in x-ray or ct scan.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
YOUR CHOICE: Best way is your choice - surgery vs. Radiation therapy vs. Hormone therapy or a combination.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
NEED TO SEE DOCTOR: PRESUME MUCUS YELLOW WITH BLOOD FROM NOSE. NEED TO HAVE AN ENT DOCTOR CHECK YOUR NOSE AND SINUSES.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Non-healing of surge: How long after the surgery, did you start the sex? If the surgical wound hasn't healed completely, bleeding is expected.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
No worry but check: Depends on your symptom - any sob, chest pain, leg edema etc. , exact value of lvef, cholesterol level. Are you seeing a cardiologist or internist?
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
No,they did not miss: No relation between what happened 2 years ago and now. You may be having a new episode of PE now and 2 years ago, you did not have it.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Need pregnancy test?: Just get a pregnancy test from blood, not urine. I had patient who got pregnant in sleep. Only husband participated and inseminated but the wife was... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Yes brow, no bl: Yes to thinning eyeborws. Not necessarily to blepharitis.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Bone Scan: You get an injection of a radioactive material. Two hours later, you return to nuclear medicine and lay under a machine called gamma camera for about... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
NUCLEAR CT SCAN: Pet scan is one type of nuclear ct scan (other type is called spect scan) that uses gamma rays as opposed to x-rays used in conventional or standard c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Poorly functioning: Poorly functioning galbladder, may indicate chronic cholecystitis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
NOT POSSIBLE: The doctor usually orders the MRI of a specific body part (head, chest, abdomen/pelvis, shoulder, knee etc) where the symptoms are located or where t... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
SPECT OR PET??: Do you mean spect or pet? Two are different. Spect means single photon emission computerized tomography and pet means positron emission tomography... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Expect result: You would expect whether it is normal or abnormal?
A member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
No: As long as the medicine or even the food you take prior to the study does not have iodine as one of the ingredient, it does not affect the results.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
NOT NECESSARILY: Which study found the abnormal bone --> x-ray or nuclear medicine bone scan or bone densitometry? We have to have a specific diagnosis before we can ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
NEED DETAIL INFO: How old is your dad? How long is each of these symptoms going on? When was the last check up with his doctor? Any lab or x-ray studies done so far?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
EVERYTHING SLOWED: Everything slowed down - slow growth, slow movements, slow reflex, slow heart rate, weakness, fatigue, dry skin, cold intolerance, weight gain, cons... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
Incomplete info.: First need ultrasound report - solid or cystic nodule? How long was it stable? Was any nuclear medicine scan and uptake done? Need report of that too... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
ANY TRAUMA?: Did you have any injury to the finger nail? How many fingers are involved - just one or all. Do you take multivitamins regularly? Is there any fungal... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
SINUSITIS?: Did you recently have sinusitis, runny nose, sore throat, earache, cold, flu etc? Need to be examined by an ENT doctor to rule out maxillary sinusi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
INFECTION VS. OTHER: Lymph nodes in neck could be due to scalp infection but need a thorough exam, blood test to r/o infection vs. Hodgkin's disease. Status of other lymph... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 56 years experience
?test - urine/blood?: Which pregnancy test did you take - urine or blood.> Blood pregnancy test is more sensitive to detect very early pregnancy.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. CHAUDHURI is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. CHAUDHURI is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. I greatly appreciate it. This is very helpful and important information for me.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Idk how 2 talk to u never had ultrasound only blood think hashimotois
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Thank you! I have had a really bad cold for going on 3 weeks now.

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University of Calcutta, N. R. S. Medical College, India
Graduated 1966MD

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Graduated 1966MD
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