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Dr. Gerald Mandell

Nuclear Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
53 years experience male

Locations

Office

Phoenix

Address

1919 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

About

Bio

I have practiced pediatric radiology for 50 years with subspecialty in nuclear medicine. I help children of all ages from premature babies up to children age 18. I have special interests in musculoskeletal , gastointestinal, and neonatal radiology. I train residents and fellows in pediatric radiology.My hobbies include gardening and collecting antique canes.

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Nuclear Medicine

Radiology

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2.3K Answers
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Possibly: Craniosynostosis is usually treated more readily in infants and young children. Mild adult craniosynostosis is able to be treated surgically. Severer ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Jumpers knee: Osgood-Schlatter disease, most frequent cause of knee pain in children.Occurs most commonly in children between the ages of 9 and 16 years but it can ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Probably: Gallbladder with tc99m hida demonstrates extraction from blood stream of radiopharmaeujtical, then excretion into bowel with some storage in gb. Cck, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Stomach obstruction: Pyloric stenosis is thickening or hypertrophy of pyloric muscle causing gastric outlet obstruction.Usually 3 to 6 weeks of age, more common in males.P... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Sometimes gb: Cck or cholecystokinin is hormone injected during second part of test that stimulates gall bladder to contract. If slow injection of cck pain may be ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Trust exam of dr.: Croup and bronchitis are usually caused by viral infections. if physician confident on exam that there is no pneumonia or complication of bronchitis o... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Yes: Ct of temporal area of skull shows mastoids, ear contents, and tempomandibular joint. Gross bony abnormalities, subluxation, and arthritic changes (jo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Yes: Early phase pneumonia with fever and chills may have normal chest xray and consolidate 24-48 hours later,Consolidation can lag behind clinical sympto... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Depends: I thinks you mean Omeprazole for gastroesophageal reflux.Omeprazole can slow gastric emptying.The question asked by your doctor determines answer.If h... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Food and meds: Orange urine can be caused by medications such as azulfine, rifampin, pyridium, (phenazopyridine) and some laxatives. Foods such as beets, rhubarb can... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Possibly: Perthes' disease tends to run in families, which suggests a genetic susceptibility. Genetics not known, usually needs triggering event.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Non specific: Elevated white blood cell count in the range you describe is usually related to infection. Infection can involve throat, ears, lungs, kidneys, bladder... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Not by most: Most physicians in nuclear medicine and gastroenterology believe that increased ejection fraction of gall bladder is probably normal (above 35%). A we... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Noise of movement: Normal bowel sounds are caused by air and liquids moving from stomach to intestines.. Most of time sounds are heard immediately after eating or when h... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
See urologist: Frequency can have many etiologists. The most common is infection but usually not unless chronic low grade infection. You are young but incomplete emp... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Variable: Dark brown skin patches, raised spots (lisch nodules) on the iris of the eye, fractures of long bones in childhood, freckling armpits, neurofibromas (... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Infection : Usually lymph nodes that are hurting are related to infection. Infection can be in contiguous soft tissues or even in the nodes themselves. Neck nodes... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Many ways: Sometimes being overweight causes increase cardiac work and increased blood pressure to perfuse the body.In older people arteriosclerosis narrows arte... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Pseudarthrosis: When had procedure for scoliosis included harrington rods, wires, as well as bone graft placement.When took rods out rely on bone graft holding spine ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Physiologic study: Nuclear scans involve the ingestion, intravenous injection, inhalation, subcutaneous injection , instillation into the bladder of isotopes, radiotra... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Normal value : In adults the normal value depends on the speed of injection of Kinevac (sincalaidt . In recent study lower limits of normal for 60 minute injection ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Consult ped orthopod: In congenital and idiopathic scoliosis the decision to operate is made on the degree of curvature and rapidity of progression. Most curves increase in... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Repeat tests: There is an entity called thyroiditis which initially can cause thyroid gland to excrete increased amounts of thyroid hormone. As inflammation progre... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Common symptoms: Dscomfort around the belly button, usually moves to the right side of the abdomen over several hours. IWorsens with sneezing, coughing, and deep breat... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Possibly: Reactions to hida are very rare. However not impossible. Cck or cholecystokinin is used to stimulate gall bladder to contract. This can not infrequent... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Yes: False positive results can occur when patient fasts too long or is on IVs for nutrition. If patient eats fatty foods prior to study gall bladder will ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Asymmetry: If xray of pelvis was peformed in erect position can mean discrepancy in length of legs, one leg longer. Some times there is hypertrophy of bone on on... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
May be inner ear: Most patients experience some hearing loss with acoustic neuroma which can occur particularly with nf2. However dizziness and nauseous feeling can occ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Probably not: If symptoms of drowsiness or vomiting occur usually indicative of serious intracranial injury.If eating well a good sign. Lumps on head following tra... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Tenosynovitis: Usually fluid in tendon sheath means inflammation or tenosynovitis, and causes pain. Various treatments are available to be prescribed by your doctor ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Imaging can help: If lesions are superficial some imaging techniques such as ultrasound and mr imaging can often differentiate these benign tumors. It is true biopsy is... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Asymmetry: Fibrous dysplasia of mandible usually not prone to fracture. However overgrowth of bone can cause some disfigurement or asymmetry.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
See doctor: You should be examined by doctor to determine cause of chest pain which can include ge reflux, costochondritis, pneumonia, pleuritis, to name a few. Y... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Quite different: Peptic ulcer disease refers to painful ulcers in the lining of the stomach or duodenum( prox. Small bowel)..Infection with bacteria called h. Pylor... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Calciumpyrophosphate: Chondrocalcinosis/pseudogout relates to deposition of crystals in the cartilage of joints. Arthritis occurs with acute painful swelling in one or more... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Changes with age: The childhood or adolescent problems with dysplasia of hip and curvature of spine may develop superimposed degenerative changes. The treatment may req... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Triorchidism: Polyorchidism is rare congenital anomaly consisting of more than one testis. Triorchidism is three testes. The majority of extra testes are located in... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Reflux: Sometimes gastroesophageal reflux can be so prevalent that the esophagus becomes so irritated that it can hurt to eat. There are many medications avai... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Multiple infections: If infection treated with appropriate antibiotic during the accute phase kidney damage can be preented. Chronic renal disease has to occur from multip... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Probably not gb: Most symptoms related to gall bladder occur in right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Your symptoms sound like other portions of the gastrointestinal tr... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Many causes: Most lower back pains are musculoskeletal either in spine, pelvis, discs, or surrounding musculature. Sometimes pain radiates to legs. In order to kn... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Varies: Different locations in the us charge different amounts for this study, for instance east vs. West coast. Differences in price can occur in same city, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Bone scan result: If bone scan did not show abnormal uptake then the cause of pain is usually not bone.Soft tissue abnormalities such as tendonitis, ganglion cysts, or... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Slowly: Lung carcinoid tumors grow slower than other types of lung cancers.Typical carcinoids slow growing and rarely spread beyond lungs. Atypical carcinoids... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Heart dysfunction: Dilatation of left ventricle can commonly ve related to coronary artery disease and episodes of ischemia and infarction. The muscle inferioly and pos... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Y : Different head shapes can occur from premature fusion of skull sutures. Sometimes flattening of one side of head is caused by this phenomenon. If mult... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Many causes: The causes of right sided abdominal pain are many. In upper abdomen, gall bladder, liver, stomach, small bowel, large bowel, and kidney can all contri... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Possible: Some people do have normal studies and actually do improve from gall bladder surgery. There may hyperkinetic gall bladder where ejection fraction is g... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
See doctor: If pain can be definitely localized to ribs themselves, then trauma or sometime inflammation are usually the etiologies. If exercising or having repea... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Sometimes kidney: If there is obstruction to fluid coming out of kidney there maybe less drainage when lying down. In erect position because of gravity kidneys drain mo... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
1.3K
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Apr 2, 2015
Great doc. Good advice!
Sep 8, 2013
Colleague Nuc- Doc!
HealthTap member
Nov 30, 2013
Thank you Dr Mandell for taking time to answer my question, it was something I found odd and slightly annoying but not painful so was just curious as to cause, your answer has been very enlightening,...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your answer I was born 47 years ago with polycystic kidneys Was not supposed to live past five Was not supposed to grow was not supposed to have ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! CBC showed no signs of infection. Going in for CT scan from jaw to thighs tomorrow morning. Oncologist seemed to pass this off as all in my head. Thanks for the advice! ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u sir for the valuable insight.I am medical student & knw about the procedure.thakx fr proving the choice based on clinical experience

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated 1969MD

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency

Albert Einstein Medical Center

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Best Doctor, Best Doctors in America
Best Doctor, Best Doctors in America
Best Doctor, Best Doctors in America

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
College of Physicians of Philadelphia
American College of Radiology
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