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Dr. Paul Slawek

Radiology
Saint George, GA
55 years experience

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Radiology

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167 Answers
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Variable: Metastatic disease of the liver can increase in size and number at varying rates dependent on nature of cancer. How aggressive is tumor. Cannot give s... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Yes: Yes you can have both. MRI contrast is injected into hip joint and MRI repeated. Theory being that if MRI without contrast revealed the problem no fur... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Yes but not exactly: All three look similar on MRI with contrast but hemorrhagic lesions have certain signal characteristics that stand out on MRI.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
GIT disorder: You are most likely experiencing nonspecific gastrointestinal symptoms. You should seek an evaluation by gastroenterologist.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Measurements: US uses measurements of the gestational sac and then the growing fetus to date a pregnancy. The appearance of the heart beat. Usually measurements are... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
YES: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative illness with progressive loss of motor neurons, muscle wasting, and respiratory dysfu... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Don't worry!: Angiomyolipomas are never cancer and rarely require treatment. This one renal solid mass that can be diagnosed entirely my imaging studies. If it meet... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
With Precautions.: Long travel requiring extended periods of sitting is not good for anyone. Pulmonary emboli can occur. Move around. In a pregnant lady the risks are gr... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Hernia: Pain in groin and testicle area in a young healthy man frequently is a hernia in the region. some hernias like "Sports Hernia" can be very hard to fin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Retained products.: You may have parts of the pregnancy still in your uterine canal. "Retained products of conception". Other possibilities would be infection or hormon... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Important. Cause ??: The normal Pancreatic Duct should be under 3 mm. Why you duct is dilated is uncertain, My guess is that you had inflammation of pancreas or gall bladd... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: Merkel Cell Carcinoma is a skin cancer that is more aggressive than most skin cancers and it must be treated adequately or it will spread.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Could be serious.: Soft tissue air is a very unusual symptom. It must be evaluated thoroughly by a physician. It can be due to a rupture of a part of GIT or infection. D... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Maybe not.: Your history does not, in and of itself, mean anything is wrong with you. You have successfully conceived and you should be able to conceive again unl... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Disc herniation : Disc Herniation (extrusion) very likely compressing nerve root which likely producing problem with leg.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Inflammation of Liver: Abnormal liver function studies are the result of inflammation of the liver. Viruses are common cause, alcohol consumption is frequent cause. Even the... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Biopsy: An abnormal GROWTH by the ovary and fallopian tube should be considered cancer until proven otherwise. Cancer would be unusual in a 20 yr old female a... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Try to relax!: Some events are associated with anxiety. Anxiety is not always damaging. It is only when anxiety get out of hand that you should seek treatment. Daugh... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Many causes.: Scar, bleed, infaraction, drugs, idiopathic.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
No Mammo worst: Women getting mammography are usually the lucky ones. They are usually on top of the issue and less likely to die from breast cancer. Early detection ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Brain bruise: Trauma to the head can result in a bruise to the brain. A bruise to the brain is a contusion.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Cultures&Microscope: Sputun is examined under a microscope and bacteria can be seen. Cultures are allowed to grow few days and pathogens grow and can be identified. Blood ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Maybe: All thyroid nodules should be considered ca until proven otherwise. That said benign thyroid nodules are very common.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Yes: Mammography would be useful. If questions arise MRI would be best but ultrasound would be useful.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
MRI or CT: If the doctor believes the symptoms warrant further investigation a ct or MRI of the brain should be obtained. Keep in mind that most headaches are be... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Colon Cancer: First rule out colon cancer. In children, hirschsprung disease is a consideration. Improve diet, more fiber and more fluids. Some drugs cause constipa... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
NO: Fatty breast are not dense. Fat is easy to see through on mammography and cancer detection is easier. Dense breast contain material, fibroglandular el... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Generally yes.: Most but not all polyps are precancerous and need to be removed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Ulcerative colitis: Some colon infections can increase the risk of cancer of the colon such as crohn's disease of the colon and ulcerative colitis. Most other no.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Yes: Men can develop breast cancer and mammography would be part of the workup in a male with a breast lump.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
No: Mri does not show function but only anatomy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Brain Infection: Brain abscesses are infections in the brain. Like a boil on skin. Bacteria and fungi are the most likely causes. Treated with antibiotics and when nec... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Hypertension: Hypertension is the most frequent cause but there are many others. Blood thinners, trauma, tumors, aneurysms and other diseases of the blood vessels.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
No: Most aneurysms are congenital, meaning present at birth. Many produce no symptoms. Those that produced symptoms either bleed or enlarge and produce tr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
All kinds: A brain malformation is a general term for some part of the brain that did not develop correctly. For every part of the brain there can be a malformat... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Good blood pressure: Most aneurysms are congenital and do no harm. Few are thought to develop spontaneously. Trauma could cause one. Nothing can be done to stop the develo... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Yes and No: Infants with brain bleeds fall into several categories from mild to severe. The mildest form can have no long term effects but severe forms usually ha... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Yes and no: Some do some don't. Many other factors come into play.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Wrong: Ovarian cyst do not cause headache or true stomach pain. They can cause pelvic pain. Cyst should be observed and if they don't go away they may requir... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Virus?: Viral illness can produce many symptoms of this nature. Perhaps a viral pleurisy followed by typical flu type headache. Pleurisy followed by sinusitis... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Rarely: If a patient has bone cancer which came from breast cancer, cure is highly unlikely.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Steam and H2O.: Drink a lot of water and breathe steam several times a day. Consider respiratory therapy. See pulmonologist.
A male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Pneumonia : Needs to be examined by doctor as soon as possible. Preferably pediatrician. May need chest X-ray. Don't wait.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Not likely Cancer.: Scratching skin is trauma and trauma can product bruising. Try to control your reaction. Consider cool compresses rather than scratching.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Monillia Infection: When a female is given antibiotic it is not rare that she will develop an fungus overgrowth in the vaginal vault. Normal in vaginal canal are many org... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Not Sure?: It would be impossible to be certain based upon the information provided. Estimated date of conception is not absolute. More likely you but need more ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Internal Derangement: An X-ray would be first step. If the X-ray is normal than MRI would clarify.Likely to be internal derangement such as rota tor cuff inflammation or te... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 55 years experience
Not related.: The two events are not likely to be related. Such infections should not be treated by squeezing but warm compresses, antibiotics and surgical drainage... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Slawek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Slawek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yes he got off Augmentin2 days early & it came back.Will tell him this
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for the quick reply and the very helpful answer !
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Thanks for your quick reply! Been 11 days pain is worse and Bloat is bad. Dr not taking me serious

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1967MD

Awards

Top Radiologist, First Place, National - Summer
2014
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