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Dr. David Rothfeld

Radiology
Rockville, MD
38 years experience male

Locations

9711 Medical Center Drive

Rockville, MD

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Rockville, MD
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Radiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Not signficant: If it was a tarlov cyst in the lumbar spine, they are benign cysts that usually do not account for any symptoms. So they would not be universally repo... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Probably not: Microscopic hematuria can also happen in young people who vigorously exercise such as runners. Just follow your doctors recommendations.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Probably not.......: This is most likely the result of previous infection. Typically this thickening will look the same on the right and left with only some minor differe... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Does not sound right: The carotid artery unless there is an aneurysm would not cause swelling.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Uptake by thyroid: It is a number to rate how your thyroid gland incorporates iodine relative to a dose to help determine if your thyroid gland is functioning properly, ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
No: Trauma is not a recognized cause of ms.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes: If they saw a sac and a fetal pole with a heart beat.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
CT to look at kidney: Ct done to look at kidney to replace the test called an ivp....Ct urogram is a better test....
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes you still can: Ultrasound is just one method to diagnose. You could have normal size ovaries with muliple cysts which can be normal or seen with pcos.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
That should not be: It is to find out what might be causing the problem. Are you having neck swelling?
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Both are problems: Gallstones and polyps are both sign of gallbladder diesease and can both be the cause of pain. There are a few things to help tell them apart on ultr... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
MS???: Ms is a possibility...But there are a number of conditions that can present with white spots on mri......See a neurologist....
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Large Prostate gland: If you have urinary tract symptoms it may be significant. There is medication that can be used to shrink the prostate gland.
A member asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Needs to be followed: This may resolve....Needs to be followed to make sure it does not get worse and will need to be examined after birth. If it persists a urological work... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
A cause of RUQ pain.: The gallbladder may not contract properly or can be painful when contracting s it is stimulated by a hormone cck when we eat to contract. The treatmen... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Not : You can not base paternity onthe ultrasound dating of your fetus' age.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes: See your doctor immediately..Recent studies have shown tia's are important precursors to major strokes....Get treated today......
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Consult: Have a consult with a urologist or nephrologist...No more tests until you have the consult.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Unknown: All o f the data we have is based on the japanese wwii nuclear bomb exposures. You should gtry to limit your exposure as much as possible but with low... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Organs exposed: The female pelvic organs get directly exposed during these procedure and the dose depends on the number of xrays performed.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Maybe: But just a diffuse disc bulge would not necessarily cause those symptoms. Could be sciatica and not due to the disc.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
At least 1: Assuming an uncomplicated pregnancy you should have at least one at 18-20 weeks to confirm normal fetal anatomy. Most women also have an early scan to... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes: Females, fat, 40 yrs of age and women of child bearing age.....Are the main associations with gallbladder disease.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Maybe: Mri is a non invasive diagnostic test. Consider mr arthrogram to see if tear might be more extensive than seem at regular mri.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Intussusception: A bulls eye or target sign can be a sign of when bowel telescopes into itself causing an obstruction...........Intussusception.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes: You most likely have passed a kidney stone, however, you should still see an md to make sure you don't have microscopic hematuria(blood in the urine)... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
See GI doc: You may have biliary dykinesia.. See GI doc who may order nuclear medicine biliary scan with cck to see if your gallbladder works properly...
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes: You just have the ct without IV contrast, and it is used to perform anatomic assessment and to help calibrate the pet scan but not as good as a ct wit... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Multiple reasons: 1) to know if you could be pregnant 2) to know if you might still be bleeding 3) to be able to assess the thickness of your endometrium.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Gastric volvulus: There are two types of gastric volvulus(stomach twisted on it self). Organo-axial volvulus which is generally a benign condition requiring no interven... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Vascular malformatio: Sounds like evidence of old blood. Possibilities include a vascualar malformation that bled and most likely is now thrombosed, anerurysm, old infarct,... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes: People can be born with out a gallbladder(agenesis). Most cysts are benign and of no significance.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Very accurate: Fetal dating in first trimester done with transvaginal sonography is very accurate, .
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
She had a stoke: She had a stroke which is not enough blood flow to a part of the brain and that is what most likely caused her to fall..
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Possibly: Contrast will increase chance of detection but MRI unlike a ct will be more likely to detect without contrast.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes: Ct, MRI or pet can do a scan, show different information but with advantages and disadvantages to each. Ct without contrast as a screen...Disadvantage... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
DVT: Deep venous thrombosis is diagnosed by an ultrasound test where the main criteria is that the vein can be completely compressed by the ultrasound pro... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
No just follow-up: You had a screening mammogram. This test is designed to determine if your mammogram is normal or abnormal. An abnormal mammogram does not mean you hav... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Probably not: ...It is most likely cyclical breast pain associated with you cycle...However, if the pain is not cyclical or changes you should see your md. Also, mo... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Could be: But there are other causes of leg pain and if the repeat sonogram is negative i suggest you see and orthopedic surgeon and/or a vascular surgeon. One ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Unsure: Signs would suggest no...But follow up ultrasound and HCG needed to confirm.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Maybe not but...: Maybe not.....We used to be more cavalier about contrast injections 20 years ago. While a createnine of over 2.0 would raise red flags, when studies s... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Not sure but: Usually you are talking of a nuclear medicine renal scan.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Probably not: The fallopian tubes can take tortuous courses and as long as the tube is patent and there are no strictures or visual abnormalities to the radiologist... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Depends on where: In the spine they could be a hemangioma or a lipoma, benign bone lesions... In the spinal cord.......Multiple sclerosis, tumor, or cord trauma. T... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Depends on purpose: If the goal is to look at baby for seeing normal fetal anatomy, the earliest would be 18 weeks. This allows the m ajor organ systems to be formed to t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Death: Osteosarcoma is a malignant bone tumor that needs to be aggressively treated. There is no option to just leave it alone unless it has spread and there... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
No: Lipomas are usually not hard, can feel firm but have some give to them. This is why it should be removed because until the pathologist evaluates the t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
Radiology 38 years experience
Yes: There are no know side effects to ultrasound expose as long as the unit is observing current guidelines for power output of the ultrasound equipment, ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rothfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rothfeld is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you.Dr didnt say anythin abt fatty livr,bt he tld dat i hav to do a srgery to dilate da urethra.I dnt party.Im v woried abt dis srgery
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This saved my life. Thank You! That means that I conceived on Jan. 7?
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Thanks. I can't touch chin to chest anymore. Didn't tell Doc. Bad?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

St. Louis University Hospital
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