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Dr. Michael Korona

Radiology - Interventional
Huntington, WV
34 years experience male

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Huntington, WV

Address

118 Laurel Xing, Huntington, WV
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Huntington, WV

About

Bio

Vascular and Interventional Radiologist with 20 years experience. I provide full IR service including neurointerventional radiology, peripheral vascular intervention, interventional oncology, vascular imaging, venous disease treatment, and special procedures.

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Radiology - Interventional

Interventional Radiology

Radiology

Languages spoken

English

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Specifically : this finding means there is appropriate blood flow to the testes. This suggests no tortion of one of the testis. Tortion can stop blood flow to the te... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Please: get checked. Probably ok but you could have a problem with the coronary arteries ( vessels to your heart) or with the heart itself.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
In my practice: we refer to the Carotid Artery Stenosis Consensus Conferrence criteria when evaluating carotid doppler. Simply looking at just number values is helpfu... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Best to: check to see if her blood is too thick - hypercoagulable. Need to remove or dissolve current clot. The underlying narrowing then can be treated - poss... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Good news. : The blood vessels supplying your brain are not narrowed or blocked. These are the cerebral arteries.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Try not to worry.: Get your ultrasound. You may need a biopsy. If area in question is not seen on ultrasound or mammogram, you may need MRI guided biopsy. Your doctor wi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Normal variant : When your sinuses form they are typically filled with air and are lined with mucosa. Frontal sinuses, as well as, others may not form or they form inc... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes: Nasopharynx is included in scan. See radiologyinfo.Org for discussion of ct sinuses.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Better call: The interventional radiologist that did the procedure. May be forming a liver abscess or biliary obstruction with associated infection. Please call so... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Fatty infiltration : Is also called fatty liver. This is a condition known as steatosis in medical terms. Steatosis can lead to liver damage which can result in cirrhosis.... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes: Has to be a CTA (CT angiogram). CT scan of the head without contrast doesn't detect aneurysms unless they are larger. CT scan of the head with contras... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
If left leg: is the swollen one, then you need further evaluation of your iliac vein for compression from overlying arteries. This is called May Thurner Syndrome. ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Ultrasound : better for evaluation of thyroid nodules. ENT surgeon or Endocrinologist can help with managing your nodules.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
All ok. : The terms used are general comments on the quality of the X-ray. There is no lung mass or pneumonia described. Aorta changes are ok for your age.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
No radiation: stays in your body after the scan. The radiation passes through your body during the scan to make the CT image.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Left renal vein : compression between the superior mesenteric artery and the aorta. Please be evaluated by a urologist. You may need a CT arterogram/venogram. Treatment... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Rare: Many ct scans of the head can theoretically cause brain cancer several years later. See radiology physicist at your hospital to calculate your dose an... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Large : Adhesions are sometimes seen. Usually what is seen is the effect the adhesion is having on the intestine. Sometimes they are not detected until found ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Not best: Test for heart but sometimes we see things like coronary artery disease and large atrial septal defects. Aortic valve disease can sometimes be seen. B... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
May cause : A warm feeling. The IV pinches when it is inserted. See radiologyinfo.Org for good info about radiology tests.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Needs: to be evaluated for a LESI. Lumbar epidural steroid injection. Steroids and anesthetic are injected into the epidural space and can help with pain and... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Try diet change. : May be lactose intolerant or sensitive to gluten. Dietitian or Nutritionalist may help. Look up Perfect Health Diet. See if this is right for you.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Gadolinium : is very safe if your kidney function is normal. Kidney damage can be seen in patients with kidney disease who received gadolinium. Patients with sever... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Pain: Pain and swelling are symptoms. Need to be checked very soon. Ultrasound is needed.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Not usually: May see distortion of skin in very thin patients.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes: You ask good questions. If you have this then you need carotid doppler.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Risk: One of the risks of carotid stent placement is a stroke. Check with the physician who is doing the procedure to see his stroke rate. Make sure protect... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Prob not: Chronic ulcer many years can lead to skin cancer.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes :(: When vessel closes bruit stops.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
No: Stent pushes plaque out of the way.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes: If ulcer gets infected it can spread to bone.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Maybe: Controversial but metal allergies are suspected in coronary artery stent restenosis. May happen in stents elsewhere.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
May be even higher: Ct biopsies are becoming more invasive. Core biopsies are favored and more passes are being made to allow special staining and even chemotherapy resis... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Not usually: Please try not to let it fail. As an interventional radiologist, i open fistulas all the time. Have it checked if not working correctly. I don't want ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
No: Be careful if you have an AAA not to lift heavy weights.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes: He needs an MRI to see if the stroke has healed, usually 4 weeks. Once it has healed, he can have endarterectomy or carotid stenting with protection ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
No: Risk of reperfusion bleeding into the brain. Can do each side individually about 2-4 weeks apart. For severe bilateral stenosis, i treat my patients w... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
X-ray: Of chest or ribs.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Critical: Should evaluate both sides unless initial follow up of carotid stent.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
No: See podiatrist. Control blood sugar. Don't treat by yourself. You are at risk for amputation.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes: Lose weight, exercise moderately, leg elevation and medical grade compression hose.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
You bet: Need to be evaluated for pad. Also need to be checked for infection.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
No: Need labs and intravenous dye for some. See radiologyinfo.Org.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Surgery: Arm vein connected to arm artery. The vein is used for dialysis access once it has been allowed to grow in size ( maturing ).
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes!!!: Super emergent. Very risky. At our hospital we place an endograft for this.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Medicine or stent: Antiplatelet therapy with Aspirin with or without plavix (clopidogrel). If too narrow for medicine, a stent with distal protection may be indicated.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Not sure: AAA above 5 cm are treatable. Ask your doctor why. Does the patient have a bad heart or an underlying infection?
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes: Check with your doctor to make sure you don't have a blood clot in the vein. Do this soon.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Yes: Usually done only if there is a wound or ulcer. Go to wound care center. Ask your podiatrist to develop foot care plan.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Ultrasound: Can show pad. Usually done at same time with segmental pressure test of the legs.
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I recommend you as a well know expert in your field. Dr Jakavick would recommend this Dr To all who seek their expertise.
Feb 14, 2016
Truly a leader in the field of Interventional Radiology and an author of no nonsense, reliable HT opinions.
Dr. Dave Burns
Oct 31, 2013
Highly recommended and enthusiastic to helping his clients-Dave
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Every time the pain comes i call my pcps office because i am currentlt not seeing a gi or surgeon and the usually tell me to go to the er and everytime o go they do almost the same thing and find nont...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! We had planned a vacation when I got sick. Wondering if a good idea to still go?...36 hours away but my brother is a cardiac RN
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Got thru it! This place was better than last. They knew tips&tricks to help. Got it done quick. Legs jump. right as they cut off machine.lol

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV HOSPITAL

Awards

Fellow of the American College of Radiology
Top Doctor, First Place, Charleston, WV - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Charleston, WV - Winter
2013

Affiliations

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