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Dr. Raymond Taillefer

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

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Office

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, null

Address

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
No, its different: The thyroid scan is performed to make a diagnosis on the status of the thyroid gland ( hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, thyroiditis, evaluation of go... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Bone scan is a very sensitive way to detect local changes in bone metabolism but is less specific to define the type of lesions in various circumstanc... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Thyroid imaging: A thyroid nuclear scan is an imaging study of the thyroid gland using radioiosotopes such as iodine 131, iodine 123, or 99mtc-pertechnetate. Following... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Nuclear medicinetest: A nuclear scan refer to a medical imaging study performed in nuclear medicine, using intravenous, oral administration or inhalation of radionuclide tr... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
More than 40%: After administration of fatty meal or cck (cholecystokinin) intravenous injection , the ejection fraction of the gallbladder should be equal or more t... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
MIBI, Thallium scan: Myocardial perfusion study refers to the use of radionuclide to evaluate the degree of blood flow (also called perfusion)in the arteries of the heart ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
No: There is no medical imaging test 100% accurate so far. Furthermore, there is a very large spectrum of nuclear medicine procedures that can be performe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Different agents: Renal scintigraphy involves an intravenous injection of a radionuclide. The main preparation is the hydration and sometimes stopping specific medicat... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
10-20 mSv approx.: The thallium-201 dose administered varies from one patient to another according to the patient's weight. The radiation from a standard dose varies fro... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Usually, yes.: In the case of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd) we usually performed a "triple phase" bone scan, the first phase is the bone blood flow study and t... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Standard procedure: Gastric emtying studies are standardized procedures because some variations in the meals may affect the values of emtying and therefore difficult to c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Yes and no.: The degree of tracer uptake depends on several factors such as the size and the type of tumor. Bone scan detects the bone metabolism surrounding the t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Cardiac scan: Myocardial perfusion scan refers to the intravenous administration of a radiotracer which is distributed in proportion of the blood flow to the heart.... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: Increased iodine uptake usually is secondary to hyperthyroidism which is an increased function of the thyroid, accompanied by decreased TSH and increa... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Cardiac echography may sometimes be technically difficult to perform. The determination of the left ventricle ejection fraction ( i.e. The relative am... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Yes and no: There are several potential causes for abdominal pain or discomforts. A 99mtc-hida scan is performed to detect intra or extrahepatic billiary obstruc... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
other G.I problems: If the ultrasound and hida scan are completely normal, it is very likely that you do not have any biliary tree problems. However, many other diseases ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Repeat hida scan: The ultrasound study is negative and the hida scan seems to be negative as well. However, the ejection of the gallbladder ( 36%) is in the lower limi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
No: Very rarely a chest x-ray can show typical signs of plumonary emboli. Chest-x-ray is performed to rule out other causes of symptoms such as pneumonia ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Liver veins obstruct: Budd chiari syndrome is defined as the clinical presentation ( symptoms) related to the occlusion or obstruction of the hepatic ( liver) veins. Most o... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Yes and no: Bone scintigraphy is a very sensitive way to detect this type of enthesopathy. However, the lesion can be seen for several months and sometimes many y... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Hepatobiliary scan: A hida scan or hepatobiliary scan is performed following intravenous administration of 99mtc-hida. This allows the specialist in nuclear medicine to l... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Biopsy: Most of the cold nodules on thyroid scans are benign but cancer has to be ruled out. Thyroid biopsy is a relatively noninvasive and simple procedure t... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Simple non invasive.: Bone scan is a very simple and noninvasive test involving the intravenous injection ( usually into an arm or hand vein) of 99mtc-mdp, a very common ra... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Make-up will not cause any interference with the gamma rays used during a bone scintigraphy.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Between 3-4 hours: A bone scan can be performed in 4 steps. The first one is the blood flow followed by the immediate bone study, according to the reason of doing the te... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Gallbladder disease: When the ejection fraction of the gallbladder is less than 40%, this usually caused by gallbladder dysfunction ( or dyskinesia) which may cause your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
No irritation: The radiotracer used for a hepatobiliary scan ( 99mtc-hida) is a very safe agent with only a fraction of mg injected . This product has not been repor... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 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 a... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Patient preparation: Your second scan with a gallbladder ejection fraction of 53% is normal. Nonvisualization of gb after 4 hours is usually related to an obstruction of t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Detection of angina: A myocardial perfusion study is performed in order to detect blockage of the coronary (heart) arteries using intravenous injection of radiotracers whi... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Highly accurate: The gallbladder ejection fraction should be more than 40%. This means that more than 40% of the gallbladder content is evacuated when it contracts. In... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Two steps procedure: A lung scintigraphy has two components. The ventilation part (v of v/q) which consists in inhalation of 99mtc-gaz or aerosols and the perfusion part (... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Various possibilitie: Thyroid uptake must be interpreted with the results of some blood tests such as TSH , T3 (liothyronine) and T4 values and the clinical context. Usuall... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Cholecystokinine: The radioactive material injected during a hida scan is the 99mtc-hida while the non -radioactive part is usually cholecystokinine which will be helpf... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
X-ray or bone scan: If you are having pain in both hips, it is unlikely that this pain is related to bone metastases from your breast cancer you had more than 6 years ago... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
48 hours.: Hida is labeled to 99mtc-technetium, which is a radioisotope with a physical half-life of 6 hours, meaning that the radioactivity decreases by 50% eve... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Probably not: The effect of several medications on the gastric emptying studies are currently under investigation. So far, there is no clear evidence that MiraLAX (... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Pulmonary emboli: The main reason to perform a radionuclide lung study for both ventilation (=v) and perfusion ( =q) is to detect lung embolism, usually caused by a blo... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Usually, yes.: The gallbladder ejection fraction should be more than 40%, meaning that after a meal, more than 40% of the content of the gallbladder (bile) is evacu... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 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... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Perfusion defect: Pulmonary emboli usually come from blood clots originating from the legs, pelvis or arms. These clots will be trapped into the pulmonary vascular bed,... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
No: Bone scan is a very sensitive way to detect recent bone fractures. However many factors will affect this ability to detect them such as the time inter... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Coffe tea chocolate: If you have a pharmacological stress test such as adenosine, Dipyridamole or lexiscan, you should avoid coffee, chocolate, tea, "brown" colas and amin... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Stress associated : A myocardial perfusion scan is performed in two steps. One injection of a radiotracer at rest and another at stress ( either treadmill or pharmacologi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Radiotracer injectio: A bone scan or bone scintigraphy is obtained few hours after the injection of a radiotracer ( usually 99mtc-mdp). The distribution of this radiotracer... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Enterogastric reflux: Medical community considers a gallbladder efection fraction of more than 35-40% as normal. It is not clear however what is the significance of a very ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Bone scan: Bone scintigraphy ( or radionuclide bone scan) is the study of bone metabolism obtained after intravenous injection of a weakly radioactive material (... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
Radioisotope used.: There are three basic ways of reducing radiation exposure" 1- decrease exposure time, 2- increase the distance, 3- adequate shielding ( not practical ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
None.: Unless you are allergic to several types of food, in which case you have to let the department of nuclear medicine know about it, gastric emptying stu... Read More
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Jul 17, 2013
great answers. Very helpful. thank you!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Taillefer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 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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