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Dr. Harry Zegel

Radiology
Wynnewood, PA
51 years experience male

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Chairman – Department of Radiology - Main LIne Health System President – Radiology Associates of the Main Line Clinical Professor of Radiology Thomas Jefferson University Sensei / Black Belt - Ukidokan Karate

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Radiology

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English

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114 Answers
87 Agrees
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
Likely - see ans.: You likely will be fine – that said, the theoretical concern is that iodinated contrast could impair renal function and therefore you could not approp... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Nephrogenic systemic sclerosis (nsf) is a very unusual occurrence in patients with severely impaired renal function (stage 4 and 5 chronic kidney dis... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See long answer: Your dr. Needs to exam you, and place the need for imaging, such as a “brain mri” in appropriate clinical context. There are detailed criteria that a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
May be hyperthyroid: Normally it should be 30% or less at 24 hr see an endocrinologist to evaluate hyperthyroidism.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: While ct can certainly identify an ovarian cyst, usually endovaginal us is better suited for this purpose.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: While it depends on the specific type of ct scanner, since some newer units have lower radiations dosages, a ct of the abdomen / pelvis is approximate... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Arthroscopic surgery for the meniscus followed by joint exercise /rehabilitation may be appropriate – talk to your orthopedic surgeon.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
Equally competent: Radiologists are medical imaging professionals with 13-14 yrs of medical training beyond high school. Your imaging examinations are read in a similar ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: An MRI arthrogram involves a needle injection of gadolinium contrast into the hip joint - this will enable the radiologist to better delineate interna... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Colonic diverticulosis is a developmental condition, increasingly common with age, in which small outpouchings of colonic mucosa / submucosa protrude ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: A baker’s cyst is a posterior medial knee protrusion of the joint between the semi-membranosus and gastrocnemius tendons. It fills with joint fluid wh... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Mrcp usually is focused on the liver, pancreas and the gallbladder/biliary tract. Sometimes it may be combined with more comprehensive upper (or lowe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Upper endoscopy (with a scope) or upper GI (with oral contrast and x-rays) are preferable ways of evaluating the stomach for adenocarcinoma or other g... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Ultrasound or possibly MRI usually are used for evaluating specific ovarian pathology although ct can identify lesions of the ovary.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: It shouldn't - just follow the instructions for sequential imaging and consult with your dr.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Mri s are occasionally ordered during pregnancy for indications including: appendicitis, placenta accreta, fetal malformations, adnexal lesions, and ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Dextroscoliosis indicates a curvature of the spine (in your case mild and towards the right – “dextro”). This usually is a developmental variant, and... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: A cyst is defined as simple and hence benign if it is sharply demarcated, has no internal echogenicity and has good thru transmission of sound. If th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Elbow MRI is usually used to demonstrate ligaments (connecting bone to bone), tendons (connecting muscle to bone), occult fractures or cartilage.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Discuss with your dr. To make certain nothing more serious is present, however there are many possibilities including that this may just be focal fatt... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See Orthopedist: A tear of the posterior medial meniscus, the most common area of occurence, may well need arthroscopic surgery - you should consult an orthopedic surg... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See long answer: Small cysts of the kidney are usually simple cysts which are a benign occurrence without clinical symptoms. They increase with age, and 50% of people ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
Probably unrelated: Thyroids nodules such as cysts and colloid that you mention are quite common and almost always without symptoms. See your dr. To identify another caus... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
Hy: The patient is scanned to confirm and localize the abnormality - this could take 20-30 min. The preparation and biopsy another 20 minutes total - pro... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
Probably nothing: Lymph nodes are frequently seen, particularly in the groin area. If they are not enlarged and of normal architecture they probably are due to prior i... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
MRI: If you need to have the best examination, an MRI should be considered by you / your physician if your symptoms/concerns persist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See report: Either return to your first facility or obtain copies of the images and bring them to your new center.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: While a ct scan of the brain may show abnormalities consistent with multiple sclerosis, an MRI with gadolinium contrast is the preferred method of dia... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Knee xrays do not characterize the veins. Ultrasound would be best to identify a lower extremity vascular thrombus (blood clot).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: A tattoo should not interfere with a ct exam although some tattoos, because of metallic inks, could interfere with mris ( your radiologist could furth... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Adenomyosis is most commonly suggested by endovaginal us, but MRI is often used for confirmatory diagnosis.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: If your urinary bladder was filled at the time the renal images were obtained that could create this appearance. Discuss with your clinical dr. To mak... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Your imaging results sound normal small fibroids are not an uncommon occurence. Have your dr. / gynecologist correlate to make certain that you are ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: It sounds like you are scheduled for both a transabdominal and an endovaginal us. You’ll come with a filled urinary bladder and have the transabdomina... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Endoscopy is the best exam for identifying an esophageal cancer! a barium esophogram may also help in detection. Chest ct or MRI may have benefit in s... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Renal parenchymal disease – often called medical renal disease – is a diagnosis made by ultrasound when there is increased echogenicity in the functio... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Talk to your dr. / radiologist about the appropriate pre- procedure allergic preparation. It usually involves pre-procedure oral steroids (if you are ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Silicosis is an occupational respiratory disease that may appear clinically up to years after someone's exposure to crystalline silica. As the disease... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: While in some instances cat scans may identify large stomach ulcers the imaging modality most appropriate for this determination is an upper gi. Very... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
Talk to Dr: You should discuss the MRI results with your clinical dr and have the results placed in clinical perspective.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Discuss with dr. Mrcp is helpful to evaluate the bile ducts for obstruction or stones which may have precipitated the pancreatitis, and evaluate the p... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Ultrasound is severely limited by bowel gas – if one is evaluating intestines (large or small bowel) , generally ct is a diagnostic consideration or p... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See long answer: True liver cysts are simple fluid bubbles, are common and develop frequently with age. They usually aren’t associated with symptoms although there are... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See long answer: Your dr. Needs to exam you, and place the need for imaging, in the appropriate clinical context. The plain x-ray exam will show the bony fracture and... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Hemorrhagic cysts often develop in premenopausal women due to hemorrhage within a corpus luteum. They vary in ultrasound appearance depending if they ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: If an ultrasound exam didn't answer the clinical concern, an MRI is usually better in evaluating the ovaries.
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See answer: Transvaginal us is “closer” to the target organs – the uterus and ovaries - and usually demonstrates them in better detail.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See long ans: Assuming the mri, ct and us were done with contrast another possibility is pancreatic divisum which would require a mrcp - this entity can cause these... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
? middlesmertz: Functional hemorrhagic ovarian cysts are common and patients may experience middlesmertz (ovulation pain) – i’d consult your gyn and confirm with re... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 51 years experience
See long answer: Ct without contrast is largely indicated for acute hemorrhage or infarcts. It may not show more subtle tumors. Mri with contrast is much more sensitiv... Read More

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A radiologist who understands patients and physicians. A wealth of knowledge, properly used. My radiology "sensei"!
Mar 3, 2013
Outstanding radiologist!
Nov 19, 2013
Outstanding radiologist!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks for taking the time in answering my question. I just don't understand why my doctor was checking for liver cancer or cirrohsis .
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Thanks a lots docter.I will surely get advice from an arthopedic sergon. Can u plz tell me the diet, excercises that can help it get better.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for this thorough medical explanation! Easy to understand & I appreciate the clarity.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated 1975MD

Medical/Graduate school

Ursinus College
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards

Top Doc, US News and World Report
Top Doc, Philadelphia Magazine
Top Doc, Philadelphia Magazine

Affiliations

American Roentgen Ray Society
American College of Radiology
Pennsylvania Radiological Society
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