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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer

Radiology
NY
47 years experience male

Locations

Office

Williamsville, NY

Address

62 Wynngate Ln, Address Line 2, Williamsville, NY
Directions

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Specialties
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Radiology

Radiology - Interventional

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.1K Answers
620 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: A transvaginal scan is an excellent test for showing ovarian cysts. Characteristics of ovarian cancer may also be demonstrated however the transvagina... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Your Done: Your skeletal maturation is complete and has likely been complete for 2-4 years.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: The endoscopic ultrasound is capable of visualizing small lesions which might not be apparent on ct or mri. This is because the probe is brought right... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Does Not Happen: Probes are covered with a condom before each scan. The uncovered probe is rinsed after each scan and placed in a germicidal solution. These precaution... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Brain tumors can block the normal circulation of cerebral spinal fluid resulting in fluid backing up in the brain and causing dilatation of the ventri... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Indeterminate Lesion: The findings cannot be characterized as probably benign based on the report. The nodule is in the indeterminate category which means further evaluatio... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
MIA: There should not be any, it's been ablated! the normal endometrial stripe will be virtually absent.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
ULTRASOUND!!!: Ultrasound is well established for evaluating fetal measurements with well established standards and no demonstrated negative biological effects in hu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
FOR WHAT?: An ultrasound at 7 months is very poor for determination of gestational age. The exam will measure fetal size and estimate fetal weight. Fetal size at... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Not typically: Evaluation of the stomach is not in the usual realm for ultrasound scrutiny. I imagine that in certain cases a significant gastric tumor might be dete... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Of What?: Ct scans can show parasitic cysts in the liver. Tapeworms in the bowel can sometimes be seen with barium in their bowels! trichinosis can be seen in t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Could be: Might be the gall bladder, hepatic or portal vein. Need to actually see the spot.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Some: Can help. If pain is as severe as kidney stone passing pain can get injectable medication is frequently required.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Maybe: If the woman in question is able to insert a tampon then a low profile tv probe should be able to be inserted with gentle pressure and a lot of lubric... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
If you want to: If you feel up for it there should be no problem.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Do a pregnancy test.: First you need to know if you are pregnant or not. If the test is negative then the abnormal period could be due to recent weight loss or stress. If s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Pretty Safe: Assuming that the membranes are intact (water not broken), there should be no significant risks. In the case of ruptured membranes the same precaution... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
No: That would be less than an eighth of an inch. Of course if it got into your ureter and you were passing it you would think it was a boulder.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: During an acute mi (myocardial infarction), efforts will be made to reduce the size of the damaged area by giving antiplatelet drugs, and clot busters... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
NO! NO! NO!: We do not use x-rays to evaluate pregnancies in the 21st century. Even using a transvaginal ultrasound, a 5 week pregnancy would only show a small sac... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Diet no help!: A dermoid of that size may well warrant removal. Discuss the situation with your OB for further guidance.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Can't say: The lungs of all babies are totally filled with amniotic fluid and are airless before they take their first breath. Sometimes, the fetus has a bowel m... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Size Characteristics: The exam will show the size and evaluate if the normal architecture of the lymph nodes has been preserved or disrupted. The thyroid will probably be e... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Various Flavors: The oral ct contrast is a dilute barium suspension which can have different flavors depending on the manufacturer. There could be banana, orange, etc.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Indeterminate: Overall risk of malignancy in a solitary solid thyroid nodule is up to 25%. Ultrasound guided needle biopsy of such nodules is therefore frequently re... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Best to wait: Many hair color contain lead. Best to wait until after the pregnancy.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Take care of Rt. one: Make sure there are no issues that might threaten your remaining kidney like obstruction or urinary reflux. If you think you might be having a urinary... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Hard to say: We need to know a little more about your circumstances. What type of x-rays are you taking? If you are not in the room where the images are taken ther... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Depends: Varies by hospital, are you insured? If not then hospital will try to charge you their rack rate. This rate is often heavily discounted after negotiat... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Do you feel lucky?: Withdrawal is a poor method of birth control. Even if your partner is conscientious, pre-ejaculate fluid is released which does contain semen. Conside... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Could be: If the 12/20 intercourse was the only one during this cycle it would be unusual for you to have conceived if you have a normal cycle. Were there other... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes if big enough: They can be seen if over 2cm. Transvaginal sono is more sensitive. Neither method has been shown to be a useful screening modality for ovarian cancer.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Depends: If you have a history of forming oxalate stones, some of the oxalate in urine is made by the body. However, eating certain foods with high levels of o... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
CRL: A 62 mm crl would suggest a gestational age of 12wks 4dys. At this stage the fetus is large enough for other measurements to be obtained as well. Base... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
See a urologist: Blood in the urine should be evaluated. If you are not passing a stone and have no pain then the possibility of a kidney or bladder tumor should be ex... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
No: The effect is only seen in some one step HCG urine tests. Serum quantitative tests are not subject to the effect.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
BP Drop: After the orgasm there will be some pooling of your blood in your veins and your blood pressure may drop enough to cause the symptoms you describe.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
What Organ?: The term means that the expected uniformity of an organs' tissue texture has been degraded and the appearance has assumed a rather more coarse texture... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes but not because: The piles (hemorrhoids) can bleed anytime. The ct should not have caused it unless you had some sort of cleansing regimen that caused you to wipe the ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Sometimes neither: If you are looking in the coronal plane (like slicing a loaf vertically side to side) left would be on the right side of the screen and right on the l... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Not a Stone: Stones or calcifications will block the ultrasound beam and cause a sonic shadow. An echogenic focus produces more echoes and appears brighter than su... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Within Reason: Hopefully you are not pregnant. If you need to take alcohol to keep from getting, "the shakes" then you have a problem with alcohol abuse and should s... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Unlikely: Unless there was trauma during the actual exam i wouldn't expect such a finding especially if there was no bleeding immediately after the exam.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Dysfunctional Bleed: Abnormal bleeding could be caused by an endometrial abnormality such as a polyp or tumor. A hysterosonogram, in which saline is instilled into the ute... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
NO Way!: Definitely partner 2. Your due date indicates a date of conception around 6/8 which is a virtually perfect match with p2. Good luck.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Nucleated red cells are a manifestation of a very hyperactive bone marrow. The cells are immature which is why they still have their nucleus.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Leave it: Unless your friend is deemed incompetent she has the right to refuse any medical treatment. If you observe her to lose consciousness then you can call... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Repeat Sono.: The HCG levels you provide are meaningless without a times scale. You are about 8 days less along than would be expected from the lmp. Could be late o... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Don't Panic!: Are you sexually active? If so, get a pregnancy test done. Are your periods usually regular? If no sexual history and still no pregnancy after a week ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Could Be: The right upper lobe nodule sounds most suspicious and may require some sort of biopsy to be sure. Comparison with any older imaging studies might add... Read More

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Dr. Stringer provides an excellent public service on HealthTap. His responses are always accurate, pertinent and clear. Dedicated and bright physician and radiologist!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Stringer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stringer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am paranoid right now because my mom had kidney renal failure and I had an ultrasound done to get a gastric bypass and the echogenic nodule with slightly scarring on r...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! My period was 1/29-2/1 or 2. Another weird thing is that I also got my period on 2/19-22, they where regular then missed my period on 3/11.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What I should have asked- can sub angiographic cerebral vasospasms create tia like symtoms due to the temporary occlusion in the vessels.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Nassau County Medical Center, East Meadow, NY 1978

Residency

Nassau County Med Center 1975

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Buffalo, NY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Buffalo, NY - Winter
2013
Top Radiologist, First Place, New York - Winter
2013
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