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Dr. Raymond Taillefer

Nuclear Medicine
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, Canada
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, null

Address

920 Boul. Du Seminaire nord, null, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Directions

Hopital du Haut Richelieu

St-Jean sur Richelieu

About

Specialties
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Nuclear Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

74 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 42 years experience
Normal finding: The radiotracer used for bone scans ( 99mtc-mdp) is mainly excreted by the kidneys. Therefore, not seeing the kidneys would be abnormal. Kidneys are always seen on bone scans. Sometimes, kidney diseases are well detected on bone scan such as cysts, hydronephrosis, urinary obstruction.....
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: Usually the hida scan is read by either a radiologist or a specialist in nuclear medicine at the hospital or clinic where your test was performed. You should contact the department to see if the scan was not read because someone forgot to show it the doctor. I am sure that a doctor will see your scan rapidly. You can always ask for a cd of your study and show it to a specialist. Good luck.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 42 years experience
Probably yes: A normal gallbladder ejection fraction on a hida scan should be more than 40%. At 12%, this means that you have a dyskinesia of your gallbladder which can give the type of symptoms you are reporting. You should consult your doctor and discuss the possibility of surgically removing your gallbladder, even if there are no gallstones, especially if all other tests are normal. Good luck.

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Jul 17, 2013
great answers. Very helpful. thank you!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Taillefer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Taillefer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very thanks will going again with my gastro to perform the hida again.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) thankyou dr tailefer
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Hotel Dieu Hospital

Residency

Hopital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

Residency

Hopital du Sacre-CÅ“ur de Montreal

Awards

Herman L.B.Blumgart Award from the Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine

Affiliations

Professor of Nuclear Mexicine, University of Montreal
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