Dr. Gerald Mandell

Nuclear Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
54 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.

Specialties
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Nuclear Medicine

Radiology

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2.3K Answers
288 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Depends on type: In adults, osteomyelitis can be either acute or chronic. People with diabetes, HIV, or peripheral vascular disease are more prone to chronic osteomyel... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Multiple bone sites: CRMO,chronic recurrent multifoclal osteomyel.Occurs in child not at same time and over years..Can occur in epiphysis, metaphysis and diaphysis of long... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Droplet spread: RSV or respiratory syncytial virus is contagious viral disease that may infect a person's lungs and breathing passages.Most children will catch RSV ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Gall bladder?: Usually if having symptoms of abdominal pain usually right upper abdomen sometimes7 related to eating fatty foods .hida tests for gall bladder diseas... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: Biopsy confirms diagnosis by identifying inflammatory cells in region. Sometimes bacteria isolated. Osteomyelitis can be acute, subacute, and chronic.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Contact: MRSA is spread by contact. Get MRSA by touching another person's skin with MRSATouching objects that have bacteria.weak immune systems in hospitals, n... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
No: There is no cure for neurofibromatosis and goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Painful cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors and those that occur on... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Drug induced stress: If exercise on a treadmill is not an option (too much stress on the heart) due to a person’s medical condition, may use an intravenous medication call... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Consult physician: Stridor is not normal noise for airway. It can be acute or chronic. You should contact physician for examination and work up of stridor. Acute stridor... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Viral infection: RSV is contagious viral disease that may infect person's lungs and airways.Most children will get RSV by age of 2 yearsRSV spreads rapidly among c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Viral illness: Croup is usually viral illness affecting upper airway that is self limited. Most cases of viral croup are mild and can be treated at home. Usually wit... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Breathing difficulty: Most infants who develop BPD are born more than 10 weeks before their due dates, weigh less than 2 pounds (about 1,000 grams) at birth, have breathing... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Viral infection: RSV is contagious viral disease that may infect person's lungs and airways.Most children will get RSV by age of 2 yearsRSV spreads rapidly among c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Can happen: Possible to develop recurrent MRSA infection at some point in the future after having had MRSA infection at a different site on your body. There is ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Awhile: The virus has incubation period of approximately four to six weeks.Signs and symptoms such as fever and sore throat usually lessen within a couple of... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Gall bladder test: The patient is injected intravenously with tc99m hida (radiotracer). The liver extracts the material from blood stream and excretes it into bile ducts... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Not much: 99tc hepato iminodiacetic acid (hida) is rarely used currently, as 99tc paraisopropyl iminodiacetic acid (pipida), 99tc diisopropylacetanilido iminodi... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Sometimes: Childhood sexual abuse is a risk factor for bulimic behavior in some studies. Between one sixth and one third of the cases of significant bulimia coul... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
About 1934.: 1895 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered medical xrays. 1934 - Henry Pancoast became the founding president of the American Board of Radiology.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Many causes: Chest pain has many etiologies some times the muscles and ligaments around chest strained. Sometimes injury to ribs and costochondritis. Pain breathi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
60-90 minutes: Usually about 60 to 90 minutes. May take longer if slow bowel transit.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Aging: Calcifications of tentorium, falx, or dura mater can occur in 10 of oolder patients.Falx calcifications usually have acharacteristic appearance patter... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Mixed echo pattern: Heterogeneous echogenic means ultrasound characteristics of area examined have combination of none, low and high echogenic pattern. This is compared t... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
A few things: Interstitial lung disease and bronchiectasis, sometimes areas of emphysema can be shown. Contrast is usually needed to differentiate lymph nodes from ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Yes: The final reading would be done by radiologist, CT of chesst not only detect pulmonary embolism, but tumors, infection, rib fractures, excess fluid in... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Many causes: Constipation is most common cause of abdominal pain. In a female ovarian cysts can rupture and cause similar pain. Urinary issues such as cystitis and... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
On treatment?: Sounds like endoscopy diagnosed you heath issues. Are you on medications to treat these processes? Sometimes can take a few days for full effect of me... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Consult physician: If localized to anterior ribs usually costochondritis. Occurs on left side of breastbone, affects more than one rib, Worsens with deep breaths or coug... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Image enlarg thyroid: Thyromegaly means enlargement of thyroid gland sometimes called goiter. Most commonly enlarged gland caused by hyperthyroidism sometimes called Graves... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Guideline: No restrictions on contact with partner following FDG scan Restrictions on travel by public transport may vary in different countries. It can take 15-... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Nonspecific: nodules and node in hilar area can be related commonly to infections and sometimes to tumor. Consult physician for further testing , physical exam, an... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
For sure: I personally was very sick with fever and chills but no cough, It eventually was determined that I had right upper lobe pneumonia. You show have exami... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Few days feel better: Signs and symptoms of a kidney infection begin to clear up within a few days of treatment. Continue antibiotics for a week or longer.If pain and sympt... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
See dentist: Complications such as cavity, infection, gum irritation can occur.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Usually is not issue: In order for fluoroscopy to be engaged,either foot or hand switch has to be turned on. Record is kept of amount of radiation produced by fluoroscopy d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Many causes need bx: Presacral masses include congenital causes such as teratoma or chordoma, neurological causes such as neurilemoma or neurofibroma or other malignancies... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Probably not: There is usually a problem with physical activity and defects of spine. Current or history of spondylolysis (congenital or acquired) and spondylolist... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Not so rare: Estimated incidence of NF1 is 1 in 3000, but the actual frequency may be higher because of less than complete identification of mildly affected indivi... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Dr. with experience: Should consult physician with experience in therapy of congenital lesions.Cystic lymphangioma can be treated by surgeon or by noninvasive technique by... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Immune system: Before birth and throughout childhood, thymus is instrumental in the production and maturation of T-lymphocytes or T cells, specific type of white blo... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Morphea: Morphea is a localized or limited form of scleroderma.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Medical therapy: Vertigo is kind of dizziness - you, or your environment, is moving or spinning, even when no movement.On exam dizziness & specific eye movements ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Less recovery time: Recovery time with laparoscopic surgery and limited incision is much less than usual abdominal surgery. Most appendectomies are performed now with lap... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Possibly: Certain types of pneumonia can elicit mediastinal adenopatchy, Lymph nodes can be seen in community acquired pneumonia, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Coincidental finding: Bone island, enostosis, is benign bone tumor mostly encountered as an incidental and asymptomatic finding. They are round and small (2 to 20 mm) int... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Ask gynecologist: Ovarian cysts with clear fluid and no solid elements or wall thickening are usually benign Enlargement of ovary by cyst has increased incidence of ov... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Findings on MRI: It all depends on findings on MRI and subsequent discussion with neurosurgeon.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Supportive: Nasal congestion or stuffy nose happens when the tissues inside the nose swell in combination with increased mucus. Usually, nasal congestion disappe... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Vertigo & inner ear: Sulcal widening is variable and age-related. Actually early in life sulci appear prominent.Atrophy of the underlying white and gray matter results in... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 years experience
Quite accurate: Maybe 10% variation between different kinds, echo and nuclear, stress tests
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
1.4K
Thank you notes
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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