Dr. Emma Simpson

Radiology
Bryn Mawr, PA
47 years experience female

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Office

Bryn Mawr, PA

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Radiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
CT or CAT scan: X-rays of the body are taken from multiple projections and the information is fed into a computer. The computer takes the data and translates it into ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
No: The blood and urine tests are actually more sensitive than the ultrasound. They can detect a pregnancy before the ultrasound can. The ultrasound is ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Good question: More than 1/2 of women have dense breasts on mammography. The breast tissue, as opposed to the fat that occurs in the breast, is what accounts for the... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: If one of your kidneys stones moves into the ureter (the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder) it can cause flank pain. This is what is commonly... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Abdominal X-ray: Kub is an old fashioned term referring to a plain x-ray of the abdomen. It's an abbreviation standing for kidneys, ureters and bladder.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Similar: Many articles in the medical littérature shows that ct scan and MRI are very similar in their ability to detect pancreatic cancer. For any particular... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Variable: Sometimes there are no symptoms. Typical symptoms include leg swelling or pain in the legs, especially the calves.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Internal ultrasound: Ultrasounds are usually performed with an instrument called a transducer placed on the outside of your body over the area of interest. With endoscopi... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
How early?: A very early ultrasound will not show the baby. 5-6 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period is about the earliest time for the baby t... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Sounds good: I assume you are quoting from a breast ultrasound report. All of the statements you quote are normal. Doctors like to list the important negative fin... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Several ultrasounds: Sometimes to make a clear diagnosis, one ultrasound is not enough. Two or more ultrasounds at different points in time may be needed. This allows th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes: Sarcoid can cause problems outside of the chest such as in the bones, eyes or skin without causing a problem in the chest. The chest is usually abnor... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Yes, but......: Ultrasound is not the most sensitive way to look for bladder cancer meaning it can miss early cases and there are other tests that are more sensitive ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
It's possible: Sometimes when the embryo implants in the uterus it causes some mild bleeding. Implantation typically occurs about one week before your period is due... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
2 weeks after: The estimated age of the pregnancy that you are given during an ultrasound is an estimate of how long it has been since the first day of your last men... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Gestation: The estimated age of the pregnancy given at the time of an ultrasound is from the time of the first day of your menstrual period. That makes it consis... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Call your OB doctor: Call your obstetrician today so they can see if your baby is ok.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
See your doctor: You should definitely see a doctor as soon as you can. A gynecologist might be most helpful based on the symptoms you've mentioned or your primary ca... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
No: Do not try to treat this yourself. Please call your doctor and let them figure out why you are bleeding excessively. There are lots of reasons this ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
Radiology 47 years experience
Probably: Mri and ct are complementary studies so there is always the possibility that one study will show an abnormality that the other doesn't. Typically a '... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Mar 2, 2013
Excellent radiologist Very highly recommended!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simpson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Simpson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I have done all that but this is the NHS and I cant get by them
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Thanks for your quick reply! My E2 is very high from IVF, was given BCP by RE but only good for 10h
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I'm still flooding with lots of cramps. Paged RE, no reply. BCP safe?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

Earlham College
Graduated 1976MD

Residency

PENNSYLVANIA HOSP OF THE UNIV OF PA HEALTH SYS

Awards

Friend of the Residents award, Bryn Mawr Hospital Radiology Residency Program
inductee, Phi Beta Kappa

Affiliations

Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
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