Dr. Philip Chao

Radiology
Lewes, DE
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Lewes, DE

Address

17252-9 N. Village Main Blvd, Five Points Shopping Center, Lewes, DE, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

MRI Consultants Lewes

Lewes, DE

About

Bio

Neuroradiologis - voted one of the top docs in Radiology in the State of DE. Top Doc 2012 in Delaware Today. I am here to try to answer your questions about radiology and neuroradiology and . Also to promite two concepts the quality of MRI matters and the safety of the contrast material is important. So many doctors misunderstand the proper use of MRI for various diseases. Did you know that a simple MRI study can predict whether or not you will have a heart attack in the following year? Did you know that 25% of patients over age 60 have rotator cuff disease or small tears which need to be treated. Did you know that we can diagnosis superficial temporal arteritis non invasively using 3T MRI. Did you know that 3T MRI is the only MRI that is 100% sensitive for detection of breast cancer. I have 30 years of experience doing MRIs to share with all people including doctors and I want to help people with that experience. I truly want to answer your questions about MRI and how to use it properly. Prostate MRI and MRI guided biopsy is going to be a important new use of MRI. Also diffusion tensor imaging and quantitative MRI is going to help us understand brain trauma. So called connectivity studies will help us study parkinsons disease and also autism. You need to ask why MRI can help you and it does not use ionizing radiation. Safe and detailed MRI is what we need. 3T MRI has more contrast and more detail and is twice as fast as MRI done at 1.5T. You should always try to get a 3T MRI if you can. This can really help you as it often sees up to 50% more detail and lesions - depending on how you run the scanner. The contrast dose can also be lowered to 1/2 dose safely because T1 contrast is lengthened and therefore you see the contrast basically twice as well. For people who are concerned about any use of contrast - using super safe contrast at half dose is what we have done for 8 years in Newark Delaware. We even have Eovist contrast in stock.

Specialties
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Radiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

776 Answers
206 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Tremors: Dysarthria and gait disturbance point to possible posterior fossa problems. Could be ischemic or possible a tumor or some other degenerative conditio... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Magnet therapy: Using magnets to cure illness. Do a web serach for more info.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Iodine based: Non ionic or ionic - both dyes can be related to kidney failure so testing your kidney function is usually recommended if you are elderly. Some peo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
MRI scan: At a pediatric hospital they do sedation.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
General neurologist: Is fine. Just make sure you had a good workup in the hospital. Mri scan, mra of the neck vessels and the brain. Or ultrasound of the vessels of t... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Yes: Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Actually yes: Some parasites in asia i think cause debris in your biliary system which acts as a nidus for stones. But these are uncommon parasites and you need to... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
SOB: Shortness of breath can occur if you do not have proper lung capacity and you fly at high altitudes without proper pressurization.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Many reasons: The most common cause is pulmonary embolus but if someone dies suddenly an autopsy is generally a good way to find out what happened.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Hmmm complicated: Well this is always a problem... Is your injury related to your neck, brachial plexus, shoulder or your foreman. Sometimes you have to evaluate al... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Eat less: Oxalic acid containing foods. (or oxalate).
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Abdominal sonography: Simple test with gel and transducer allows the technologist to see inside your body using sound waves. It shows up on a screen. Interpretation of the... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Balance is complex: I do hope that you improve after treatment. You need to consult your doctor to find out what brain damage was suffered and what do they think is the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Well I think: They are more somnolent because they have an altered sense of awareness and sometimes they even do not respond to noxious stimuli if they are very som... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Brain: Glial tissue is mostly found in your brain. There are some gliomas or glioblastomas that arise in neural tissue outside the brain but the common ones... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Abnormal cells grow: Takes years unless you have a particularly fast growing type associated with brca1 and brcaii genes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
I do not know: But you can always dissove it in water also.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Yes: Different medications. They all can cause ulcers though so if you have stomach pain or hematemesis stop taking them.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Well not really: Yoga is muscle stretching and relaxation. It is not taking yur muscles. It stretches the tendons and the muscles. But I am no expert on yoga - you n... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
I do not think so: But if they really lock or click - you shoudl see an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
The atrophy alone: Can cause eyesight loss.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Helsp your: Boowels to move if you are constipated.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Ask your doc: It should be right on the lab test - what the normal intervals are.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Sure: It will heal most likely.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Very different cause: Pneumonia is an infection of your lung tissue. Pulmonary edema is fluid which builds up due to various causes of lung inflammation or from yoru hea... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
In your eye?: I assume they are dysplatic because they were biopsied? Ask your doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Non specific: Fo see your doctor to examine you and see what is causing this pain.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Get fatter: Your breasts store fat.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Depends on the perso: Usually over 120bpm. But a trainer or a person who works with althletes can explain this to you. If you are in shape your heart will beat less than ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Well the prob is: There aer too many people with bad kidneys. Any patient on dialysis needs a renal transplant. A ral kidney is way better than dialysis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Depends on the: Person, the kidney and your immune system. And of course the way it was tranplanted into your body - the mechanics of the blood flow. Kidney rejec... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Usually none: But a certain percentage get somethign called avascular necrosis look it up.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
If persistent: Yes peripheral neuropathy or radiculopathy can have many causes. See a neurologist.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Yoru skin: Needs exposure to sunlight. This said - most people are vit d deficient.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Hmmmm: I thnk they are just as accurate in people with irregular menses. So... Yuo take them if you think you might be pregnant. If you still suspect your... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Sure: When they repair a tear they leave much of your meniscus in. It is possible for you to retear that residual meniscus.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
This might be serios: Serious ask your doctors it is not normal to find a focus of increased signal in yuor cord. This can be from many things. Ask your doctors.
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Well: Iuds are not completely perfect for preventing pregnancy but usually they do.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Not much: It is common bone tumor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Yes: In short yes - very safe. But ask your doctor about potential complications.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Probably not: Basically if you are seeing a retina surgeon that means you have one of several problems which he or she might be able to improve but do not expect pe... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Swollen eyelids: Can sometimes be persistent. But you should consult an eye doctor and have a thorough exam if your condition persists.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Flu?: Flu causes eye pain and muscular pain. Loss of appetite is non specific. A mass or infection can also cause eye pain.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
General swelling: And soreness is non specific. But you could have an infection. Do you have a fever? Is there pain in any one spot? Any vision loss? See a doctor -... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Usually: Viral infection. Ask your pediatrician too!
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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Your doctor needs to: See this. I assume that your doc put you on antibiotics. If you just took antibiotics out of your medicine cabinet they could be the wrong type. Thi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
I am not sure: But you can always be pregnant even though you take precautions. So... You need to see your doc if you think you are.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Information: Helpful kind caring information is always needed.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Hmmm: Weakness, malaise i guess, generally you see a decrease in mucscle mass. You can examine the patient but perhaps there are imaging means to estimat... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 40 years experience
Wow could be serious: Could be a TIA or stroke. You need to see a doctor right away or go to an emergency room. Consult a neurologist. I guess could be an atypical mig... Read More
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Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chao is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chao is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your answer and no she does not have that and they are unsure how or why she has it! She is now showing regression with weakness
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Thankyou thats really helped but because im 17 the doctors wont do fertility tests till im 21 which is a problem. but thanks for the help
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thanks dr. so what are these separted problems.i have seen many xoctors and they didnt know the problem or any treatment could help.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn SUNY

Awards

alpha omega alpha, 1985 SUNY Downstate
Top Doctor, Second Place, Salisbury, MD - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Salisbury, MD - Winter
2013
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