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Dr. Shari Jackson

Radiology
Seattle, WA
22 years experience female

Locations

Via Radiology

Seattle, WA

Address

11011 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA
Directions

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United Payors and United Providers

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Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Office

Seattle, WA

About

Bio

Dr. Jackson is a board-certified radiologist with fellowship training in neuroradiology. Dr. Jackson developed an interest in imaging-guided procedures early in medical school. She did a one year general surgery internship prior to radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship. In her practice, Dr. Jackson performs many imaging-guided procedures. These include spine and joint injections and treatments for varicose and spider veins. In addition to the many imaging-guided procedures she performs, Dr. Jackson has general diagnostic radiology expertise with emphasis on neurologic and muskuloskeletal MRI.

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Radiology

Doctor Q&A

239 Answers
50 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
No: There is variable uptake throughout the bowel on pet scans due to a number of factors (e.g., bowel motility, types of cells in the bowel or inflammati... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Probably normal: 4 weeks is usually not quite far enough along to see anything with ultrasound, even with the vaginal transducer. If there is an intrauterine pregnanc... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Sometimes: Since most kidney stones contain calcium, they may be visible on an abdominal xray (if large enough). Sometimes even larger stones may be obscured by... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Not likely: Ultrasound dating is quite accurate in the earlier part of pregnancy. While it may be off by 2-3 days it would be highly unlikely to be "wrong" by 2 ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Yes: A displaced meniscus means there is a tear of the meniscus and a portion of the torn meniscus has moved away from its normal position. This is a commo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
No: A late first trimester ultrasound (i.e., 12 weeks) may be off by as much as a week in either direction but unless done by a completely incompetent son... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Many indications: There are literally too many examples to list in this forum. The best answer is that doctors are highly trained to know if/when symptoms are worriso... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Estimate: If you are 20 weeks 0 days as of today, your estimated date of conception is 10/17/2012. This assumes a regular 28 day cycle and ovulation on day 14.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
See below: The ulnar collateral ligament (ucl) is a structure that helps stabilize the elbow on the inside. The common flexor tendon sits right over the top of ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Colonoscopy: Is the best test to look for colon cancer or polyps. Two weeks is a reasonable time to wait to do a colonoscopy, especially if the GI doctor thinks y... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Not uncommon: Carcinoid is a type of tumor that usually arises within the gut wall. Though larger tumors can often be seen on ct scans, it is not unusual for a sma... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Depends: Ct has very broad medical applications. Ct produces excellent pictures of the internal organs and can identify a vast range of abnormalities in most... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
It varies: Milder reactions include itching, hives, nasal stuffiness, watery eyes or mild mouth/tongue swelling. More serious reactions can occur and can even i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Many things: These symptoms may indicate a problem with how the stomach empties and can occur for many reasons. Abdominal ultrasound would not even visualize the ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Hmmm: Mr lies? Mri (especially if done with arthrogram) is a very good way of looking at the rotator cuff and other structures and does not lie or show path... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Dates may be off: It is possible that when you thought you were 7 weeks you were actually earlier. Hcg of 3000 would be more consistent with a 4-5 week gestational age... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
See below: A transvaginal transducer is, as the name implies, designed to be inserted vaginally allowing much closer access to the uterus and ovaries. The patien... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Common findings: The MRI seems to describe very common degenerative type changes at typical locations in the neck. They are described as chronic, which indicates thes... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Not uncommon: This is usually when the technologist injects cck. Cck causes the gallbladder to contract and allows the tech to measure the ejection fraction (how w... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Same thing: Pyelonephritis is the medical word for a kidney infection.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Complex question: Though hotly debated in different circles, the medical and legal communities in the usa generally accept viability as the arbitrary point at which a b... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
See an Ortho surgeon: An orthopedic surgeon can review the MRI and do a thorough physical examination to determine whether there is a need for surgery vs. Conservative trea... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Yes: Your doctor relies on history and physical exam findings and imaging tests (MRI) to determine the most likely cause of your pain. Often there are sub... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Better options: Many transdermal patches contain aluminum and may cause burns during an MRI scan. Since it can be difficult to visually see all the layers of a trans... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Depends on symptoms: The discs in the lower back (lumbar spine) frequently bulge. This can cause some back pain but usually doesn't affect the nerves in a 19 yo. If there... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
See your doctor: Sounds like these are new symptoms for you. You know your body better than anybody else, so if these symptoms worry you, see your doctor. Your docto... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
No: An echocardiogram is as good as it gets for identifying enlargement of the heart (cardiomegaly). This test also can detect congenital anomalies or fu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Not always: A transvaginal ultrasound will be able to identify hydrosalpinx, which is when the tubes fill up with fluid and get dilated or enlarged. This often h... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
TEE: Transesophageal echocardiogram is an ultrasound examination of the heart. The esophagus lives right behind the heart, so if an ultrasound transducer ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
You should ask: The "boy" picture is one that many untrained eyes can pick out, for sure. That said, the male/female genitals can have significant overlap in ultraso... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Atelectasis: Atelectasis simply means that some of the tiny air spaces in the lung are not fully distended. The "linear" part just indicates that the volume of lu... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
???: If by meg, you mean magnetoencephalography, this test is not usually done to evaluate for a pinched nerve (usually done for seizures), and a cost comp... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Regular doctor OK: It sounds like you may have torn a muscle and/or tendon in your leg. It is common to have extensive bruising and pain after this kind of injury. You... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
How many ESI?: If you only had one esi, but it worked for a couple of days, you may consider having another injection. Sometimes a series of injections (up to 3) i... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Yes: While fat within the intestinal wall is often thought of as a reliable marker for inflammatory bowel disease, studies have shown that in the absence o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Spider veins?: Veins are highly variable. Some people have very visible veins and others seem to have none. What you describe sounds like spider veins. These are ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
It depends: While MRI is very good for evaluating most abdominal organs, it is often not very good for evaluating the stomach and intestines. Because the MRI tak... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Maybe: Technically, a chest x-ray would not detect small amounts of inhaled mold. There are, however, many lung conditions that can develop from prolonged e... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Not that simple: Nt scan is one of many screening tests used to assess for risk of a major chromosomal abnormality. There is a range of "normal" that has been establi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Get an ultrasound: If you experience intermittent pain in your upper abdomen, especially right-sided pain, and if the pain tends to occur after a fatty meal, you may hav... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Antiinflammatory: Depo Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a type of anti-inflammatory steroid (glucocorticoid). It is most typically used for injections into muscles or jo... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Yes: Specifically, if the hida scan is done to diagnose acute cholecystitis, there are many potential causes of a false positive. Some reasons include non... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Mean sac diameter: The msd is one measurement used to estimate gestational age. The crown rump length is more accurate once a fetal pole is visible. General rule of th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Generally, yes: Radiation can cause temporary increases in uptake on a pet scan (especially if the radiation is to the lung). Thus, it can sometimes be difficult to ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Could be many things: Hepatomegaly is the medical term for an enlarged liver. The ct scan can rule out the presence of liver tumors or really severe liver disease like cir... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Highly unlikely: A lumbar puncture (spinal tap, lp) is a very safe procedure when done correctly. A needle is placed in the lumbar region (low back). The spinal cord... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Don't worry: The head down position is expected - you are about to deliver. If the amount of fluid is normal, it doesn't really matter where it is, and it is not ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Follow up: When an abnormality is seen on a chest ct it can mean many different things. If the abnormality is felt to be due to infection, it is common to treat... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
See below: As the skull develops, several areas of bone pneumatize, or fill with air cavities. This is a normal process, but is highly variable from person to p... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 22 years experience
Either: Technically a "stroke" refers to an event in the brain. There are, however, different causes of strokes -some have to do directly with the blood ves... Read More

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Dr.Jackson is a very helpful health tap radiologist. Very knowledgeable and kind. Her virtual patients and, I am sure, patients who have imaging studies iterpreted by her, are lucky to have accurate ...Read More
Very thoughtful answers. A good consultant to have on Health Tap.
Apr 26, 2014
Concise answers
HealthTap member
Thanx alot Maa'm.... i ll surely get advice from docter. If u can just guide me about any special diet, DOs/Donts, physical exercises etc.
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I dnt really knw when I ovulated all my apps say day 14 day was sep 1 2012 but I did not have sex til after that date answer that please
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Thanks Doc. My doc gonna do ultra sound. I don't need any more problems! AS is more than enough problems to deal with. Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HOSPITAL

Residency

Duke University Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Top Radiologist, Third Place, National - Winter
2013

Publications

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