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Dr. Justin Buchanan

Radiology
Griffin, GA
13 years experience male

Locations

Georgia Imaging Associates

Griffin, GA

Address

601 S 8th St, Griffin, GA, US
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My office hours

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

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Medicare

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Specialties
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Radiology

General Practice

Doctor Q&A

83 Answers
58 Agrees
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Normal: It is normal not to see the fetal pole that early. Continue to follow-up with your doctor and good luck!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
No: It is sometimes possible to see a gestational sac as early as 30 days gestation, but not earlier than that.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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.
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
No reliable way: Ultrasound is the only way to "see" what is in the uterus.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Hard to say: It would probably be best if he was seen by his doctor just to make sure it's nothing.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Yes: Transvaginal us gives much better detail in early pregnancy.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
No more pain: I assume you did not see it pass (by straining your urine). If not, if the pain is gone, the stone likely has passed although it may be in the bladde... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Possibly: If your thyroid is completely inactive, then you do not make any thyroid hormone which is necessary for life. It would take a long time, and the chan... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Very nonspecific: Small bright spots in the brain's white matter are a very nonspecific finding. It can be caused by vascular dz, migraine dz, demyelinating dz, or it c... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
It can: There are common, well known fungi (molds) such as histoplasmosis and aspergillosis that can cause lung nodules. Any lung nodule should be followed u... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Yeast infection: Women frequently get yeast infections after taking a course of antibiotics. This could be the case and you could use an over the counter remedy, but ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Follow up : In early pregnancy, it is not uncommon for the fetal pole to not be visible. The standard recommendation is for a follow up scan in 1 week. If you be... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Good followup: It is rarely possible to make an definitive diagnosis of splenic abnormalities with imaging. We can usually say something looks benign on ct or mri, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Difficult to say: If you have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, the retrieval string may be coiled in the cervix giving that appearance. Other possibilities include a nabo... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Gallbladder dz: Approximately 30% of gallstones are not visible on ct. Sludge is better seen on us and gallbladder inflammation can sometimes be better seen on us.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Absolutely: Ct scans and pet scans cut the body into slices of variable thickness (usually 2-5 mm), so it is definitely possible to cut through a different portio... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Surg is not trivial: Surgeons are very smart, and the good ones are appropriately conservative. Thoracic surgeons manage lung nodules every day. Every patient who undergo... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Get checked out: Could be a number of things by your description, many of which are curable, and all of which are treatable. Go see your doctor asap.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Depends: By transvaginal us, the embryo can often be seen quite early but should be seen by 2000 miu/ml. By transabdominal us, it should be seen by 6000 miu/m... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Appearance changing: That means that the amount of edema (like swelling) in the vertebral bodies has decreased compared to your earlier study. This may indicate improveme... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Probably normal: If you are a thin or normal weight person, this is perfectly normal. If you are overweight, it may still be normal, but you should discuss with your ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
MRI = very safe: No need to do anything in advance. The incidence of true reaction to MRI contrast is on the order of 1 in 10, 000 or less. If your kidney function i... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Evaluate other areas: Cystoscopy and cystoureteroscopy are very good at looking at the inside of the bladder, ureters and renal collecting systems. Ct urogram looks there ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
No: Pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen of a female can be caused by many things including appendicitis, ovarian problems (cysts, torsion, inf... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Depends: It depends on why your doctor has suggested a ct or MRI scan. If you have concerns about having these tests, you should discuss risk and options with... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Yes: Those heart rates are within the normal range. It is normal for the rates to decrease somewhat at the 9th or 10th week.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Your doctor: Your family doctor or ob/gyn should be able to refer you for this test if it is indicated for you.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
No: Infections can cause lung nodules, but it would not be related to a sinus infection. Cancer of the sinuses could rarely metastasize to the lungs caus... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Depends: If it was a screening, it means you need to return for more imaging because a radiologist saw something that didn't look completely normal. If there ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Not recommended: In 2012, the uspstf reaffirmed it's recommendation against screening for ovarian cancer with blood testing or ultrasound as neither have been shown in... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
See below: These tests are used to look at different structures in the body. Mri can look at soft tissues, brain, spine, joints and others. Mra looks at vessel... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 13 years experience
Depends: If your dates are correct based on ultrasound measurements, then it is likely an anembryonic pregnancy (blighted ovum). The latest an embryo could be... Read More

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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
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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