Dr. Justin Buchanan

Radiology
Griffin, GA
14 years experience male

Locations

Georgia Imaging Associates

Griffin, GA

Address

601 S 8th St, Griffin, GA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 3:00am
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Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

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Radiology

General Practice

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83 Answers
58 Agrees
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
See below: You have had a very thorough work up. While nothing in medicine is ever 100%, you have virtually no chance of having bladder cancer given all those ne... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Not initially: When you go for your mammogram, a radiologist (doctor specializing in radiology) will evaluate the images and decide the next appropriate step (usuall... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
See below: Fecal material and air are normal findings in the large bowel. It can sometimes obscure visualization of surrounding structures limiting evaluation.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Unclear ?: Not sure what your question is exactly. Sounds like you have a torn, discoid lateral meniscus. Grade 2 signal in the medial meniscus means an abnormal... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Unclear question: The placental position is only abnormal if it is low in the uterus near the internal cervical opening. I'm unsure what the unusual uterine size could ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Normal: Ossicles are small bones usually associated with larger bones. They are variably present but considered normal. They usually cause no problems. A few ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
No reliable way: Ultrasound is the only way to "see" what is in the uterus.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Dating and viability: The early OB ultrasound serves to date the pregnancy and verify that a viable embryo (or multiple embryos) is/are present. This is usually done by bot... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Yes: Lymph nodes can be seen on ct scan and there are standard measurements for nodes in different locations. Small nodes are normal. If they are enlarge... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Very safe: All fda approved MRI contrast agents are very safe in people with adequate renal function. Much safer than ct contrast. The incidence of serious alle... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
A little slow: It sounds like the growth of the gestational sac is a little slower than expected (should be 1mm per day). However, if your doctor says things look n... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Maybe: If you have a ct scan during an episode of partial blockage, it will show up, but if your ct is done in between episodes, it probably will not show an... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Pretty accurate: First trimester ultrasound can accurately date pregnancy to within 4 or 5 days, so your conception date is likely between jan 1 to jan 10.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
No: It is sometimes possible to see a gestational sac as early as 30 days gestation, but not earlier than that.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Hard to say: It would probably be best if he was seen by his doctor just to make sure it's nothing.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Unsure: Ct is not the best way to image the female pelvis. This could be normal for you or there may be something abnormal. I would recommend a pelvic ultra... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Normal: It is normal not to see the fetal pole that early. Continue to follow-up with your doctor and good luck!
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Concerning: It depends on the size of the yolk sac, but by 7 weeks, a fetal pole should be seen. It is possible that it was there but just not seen with the ultr... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
No: You cannot be seriously injured by "rubbing" your neck. It would however be very dangerous to do anything that might restrict circulation to your bra... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Hard to say: It could be many things such as a cyst or asymmetric breast tissue. If the ultrasound identified something benign to explain what you are feeling, th... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Yes: Transvaginal us gives much better detail in early pregnancy.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
She needs x-rays: She could have a broken hip, pelvis or lumbar spine. She should be seen by a doctor and appropriate x-rays performed as soon as possible.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Should limit: Ct scans use ionizing radiation which is known to cause damage to tissues. There have been no studies proving that it causes cancer, but it is assume... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
No and yes: Weakness, no, however, the reason the muscles are weak could be discovered on mri. Injury to tissues is readily demonstrated on mri.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
See below: Mri with contrast includes gadolinium dye injected in a vein. It depends on why you are having the test. Some things are seen without contrast. Othe... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
See your doctor: It sounds like you may have a skin infection and you should be seen by a doctor. You may need an antibiotic or other treatment.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
No: It would be abnormal to feel anything at all on abdominal exam until around 12 weeks.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Infertility: Infertility has many causes. You should discuss this with your primary care or ob/gyn doctor. You and your spouse may need additional testing to estab... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Ultrasound may help: Ct is not great at imaging the female pelvis. We often see abnormalities that are not clearly characterized. A followup transvaginal ultrasound woul... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
It can: Nausea is a very nonspecific symptom and can be caused by many things including pain.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Depends: If you are still having pain, you could be imaged with ultrasound to see if the kidney is dilated (indicating obstruction). A ct is more accurate at ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Probably not: I'm sure the doctors who are seeing you have very good reasons to want to re-evaluate your nodule, and it seems quite reasonable. They probably want ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
No direct relation: I'm not aware of any direct link between alcoholism and lung cancer. Heavy alcohol use has been implicated in mouth/throat cancer, liver cancer and st... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Not pregnant: A corpus luteum is a normal finding and does not indicate pregnancy. It is the remnant of the follicle that ruptured at ovulation. If urine and bloo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
DEXA scan: The test that measures bone density is called a DEXA scan.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Almost never: A person with training can sometimes hear fetal heart tones with a stethoscope, but not commonly. If you don't hear anything, it certainly doesn't me... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Nonspecific: That sounds very nonspecific. Possibilities range from it being absolutely nothing to being something that needs more investigation. I recommend dis... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Open MRI or Sedation: If you need MRI scans in the future, you may benefit from an open MRI scanner if one is available in your area. It is open on two sides and some peop... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Normal: Follicles are a normal finding in the ovaries of a reproductive age female. Cysts are also common and usually resolve like yours did.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
No: These findings do not require urgent management. Atelectasis just means small areas of lung do not have enough air in them which can be due to your hi... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Should be fine: Having normal renal function (normal cmp) makes you eligible to have a ct scan with contrast. The blood and protein in your urine do not prevent you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Good: Ultrasound crown-rump length measurements have an accuracy of +/- 4 days during the 1st trimester between weeks 6-13.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Fatty liver: The ultrasound pattern you describe usually indicates fatty infiltration of the liver. This can be due to alcohol, drugs/medications, obesity or othe... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
TMJ dysfunction: Sound like pain coming from the temporomandibular joint. An MRI may be helpful to secure a diagnosis. In the meantime, NSAID medications can be helpfu... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
No need: The measurement error of 1st trimester us is within +/- 4-5 days, so being 4 days different from the calculated date doesn't really mean anything. Th... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Need more info: You are describing an ultrasound finding, but it could mean different thing in different parts of the body. What body part contains the complex cysti... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Very low: If you were using the condom properly and did not ejaculate, I would say there is almost no chance of pregnancy from that sexual encounter.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Question truncated: A CT scan of the head for headache is usually done without IV contrast injection. If that was the case, there is nothing about the CT that would cause... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Need more info: It depends on the body part imaged and why the MRI was performed. Marrow can be hypointense normally in certain parts of the body. In childhood, a "m... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 14 years experience
Probably not: Mri uses high field magnetic energy. There is no evidence that this type of energy has any negative effects on the human body. Most medical professi... Read More
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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Apr 18, 2016
Dr. Buchanan read an MRI report and posted his answer in less than 24 hours. He got right to the point and from what I already knew about my bum knee, I know his assessment is correct. I do recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Buchanan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! The CT showed the stone left my kidney and and in my bladder. It has been a few weeks and the pain has subsided and urine norm.
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Thanks for your quick reply! They're at the uppermost part of my inner thigh in the crease.
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I should have been more specific, I ment what will I see at the ultrasound...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2014

Residency

RIVERSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2010

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Board of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
Radiological Society of North America
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