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Dr. Arnold Friedman

Radiology
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47 years experience male

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Radiology

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English

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48 Answers
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Don't image too fast: Usually due to a herniated disk, most sciatica goes away by itself in 4-6 weeks with physical therapy. Surgery not indicated until 4-6 weeks of no rel... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
One possibility: It is possible. Sonography would show dilated ventricles if that were the case.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Compared to full dentures, but the risk persists where the partials are.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
No: Only adverse effect of MRI is heat deposition which is inconsequential provided patient has no metallic foreign bodies or pacemakers.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
You can: No imaging test shows or explains everything.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Sometimes it is superior to sonography for this diagnosis.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Varies: With th4\e right antiobiotics if the bronchitis is bacterial it can heal in 2-3 days. Other causes may take longer.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Depending on size a trial of vaginal delivery may work out.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Usually cured by antibiotics but can be very serious.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics for acute infections, respiratory therapy, avoid smoking.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Typical: Fetus doesn't move much at that early stage.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Some do: It depends on what, if any, underlying abnormality they have.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Depends: You date the fetus and if the head size is more than 2 standard deviations above what it should be it is large.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: And with better anatomic resolution and no radiation. Less available and more expensive though.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Concussion: Headache, dizziness, seeing lights, unsteadiness, poor memory, inability to answer simple questions. Can't concentrate.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
No: Absolutley not. Forget about it. If you drain it it will come back.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Pretty rare: It is a benign tumor that is not very common.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
No: Mri almost always shows meniscal or acl tears but nothing is perfect.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
I don't know: Most patients do not get a headache from gadolinium.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Not that I know of: Certainly not ct or mri. You may be able to get a neuropsychologic evaluation. Problems with adopted children often take a while to surface.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
A bad term: Masses absorb x-rays and cause "shadows" (white areas on an x-ray) the same way your body blocks the sun and causes a dark shadow. A mass is a medical... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Can't tell: If the sonogram was done endovaginally you probably have an early pregnancy failure (spontaneous abortion). If it was done transabdominally you might ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Hard to say: If increased meniscal signal extends to its surface it is likely a tear which may need surgery. 35% of middle aged to older people may have asymptomat... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Many times however endometrial biopsy or sonohysterography are necessary, .
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Maybe antibiotics: You need to quit smoking if you do smoke. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics. He may search for why you have it (?Allergies, etc).
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Depends: Us can depict the sex of the baby at about 20 weeks, give or take a few. Most reputable places do not hand out pictures. It is a medical test, not a p... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Probably nothing: If it's been ther for 4 yrs. Where is it?
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
No and no: I know of no benefit or harm. Hot soup may make you feel better, but actual real change is doubtful.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Stereotactic guidance for brain surgery is commonly performed. Similar guidance for radiation therapy is less available.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Anyone who can pay: Ha ha. Couldn't resist. Used to be abdominal MRI was to solve problems brought up by abdominal ct or ultrasound. Now it is a first line test of the ab... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Maybe: Need to check with thye manufacturer's (of the plate) website to see if it is ferromagnetic or not.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Tv and stills: Fluoroscopy involves looking at a moving picture of the body. A general x-ray is a still picture. Identical to the difference between a vidoe camera a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
By and large yes: Barring any disease people's brains look pretty much the same.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
No: Does not imply more smarts.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
1=2 days: Usually 1-2 days.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Not necessarily: It can bepartof routine protocol.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
None: It's usually diagnosed on prenatal ultrasound and physical exam at birth.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Depends: Depends on the policy of the facility. I am against handing out pictures- it's a medical imaging test, not a photo studio.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Benign usually: Bone enlarges, can be painful, rarely can lead to malignancy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Dilated bronchi: Dilated bronchi and inflammation, usually the result of low level infection inflammation.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
They may: If you take twice the over the counter dose they may work- that is almost the same as the prescription dose. Ice helps as well.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Microcephaly: Microcephaly which could portend poor intellectual development.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Not much: If that is the only abnormality not much, ventricles can be slightly different in size and be normal.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Depends: Dependson yor age and symptoms. For those of us 40 and above these small foci are often found without any symptoms or significance.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
No one knows: Impossible to answer. Background exposure that everyone gets at sea level is 3 sv per year. Airline pilots get an additional 1.5 sv per year with no i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
No, but: The underlying chromosomal problem may be fatal.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Roughly 16 weeks: About 16 weeks. It's not 100% correct though, so don't paint the room and buy clothes just yet.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 47 years experience
Not sensitive: Ct is insensitive and nonspecific for dementia. Mri and pet are better, but clinical evaluation by a neurologist is most important.

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Mar 31, 2015
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This sent me to mammo and ultrasound-all clear but had me scared!
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