Dr. Shari Jackson

Radiology
Seattle, WA
23 years experience female

Locations

Via Radiology

Seattle, WA

Address

11011 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA
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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.

Specialties
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Radiology

Doctor Q&A

239 Answers
50 Agrees
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Depends: The annulus fibrosus is a thick, fibrous tissue around the edge of the discs in between the vertebrae holding the disc in place. A fissure/tear indic... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Routine mammograms are initially done with a "screening" technique. If the radiologist sees an area that is questionable, (s)he may call you back to ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Watching for change: The suv is a measure of how metabolically active the nodule is. While there is some overlap between benign/ malignant nodules, a cutoff of suv 2.5 is... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Magnetic Resonance: Imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to generate images of the body. The test takes anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes or longer d... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
PET: Is a type of scan used to determine whether something is cancerous and/or if cancer has spread to other parts of the body. A pulmonary nodule is a "s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
It depends: Different docs may have different preferences based on your age/other potential risk factors. In an average low risk pregnancy, an initial us is perf... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is a noninvasive test that uses soundwaves to make pictures of the body. Ultrasound does not use radiation. A sonographer or ultrasound te... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Not usually: A sublenticular cyst describes a usually very small oval collection of fluid in a specific location deep in the brain. These are almost always incide... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
More tests!!: None of the tests you listed would adequately assess your right shoulder. Consider being evaluated by a sports medicine doctor who could perform spec... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Probably not: Pretty vague symptoms - difficult to know for sure what is wrong. Minor things like an inflamed muscle or joint can cause temporary sharp pain. Give... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Probably: It is not clear if you mean intracranial (inside the head) cysts or cysts on your scalp, but either way it is not uncommon to have some bleeding after... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
MRI: Or magnetic resonance imaging is a type of imaging test used to visualize the internal structures of the body. It is very good at seeing the soft tis... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Several factors: One of the factors is the distribution of the infarct. The arteries of the brain have a very well-defined territory that they supply and venous infarc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
On about 11/28/2012: If you were 14 weeks 5 days on 2/25/13, then the first day of your LMP would have been 11/14/2012 (assuming an average 28 day cycle). Assuming ovulat... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Cholecystectomy?: The gallbladder stores bile, which helps digest fats. Sometimes the contents of the gallbladder become thickened and contain more than just bile, and... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Probably not: It is not surprising to have a headache after hitting your head on granite. Your scalp is very likely bruised and may be quite sore, tender and/or sw... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
A bit tricky: The pituitary grows during childhood and peaks in the 2nd or 3rd decade. Most studies measuring pituitary size on MRI focused only on the height of t... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
It is safe...: ...But may not be that effective. There are many products out there offering minimally invasive alternatives to surgery. Some are better than others... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Not necessarily: Though some people with gallbladder abnormalities do feel pain upon cck injection, it is not 100%. This is just one of many pieces of information gai... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Is possible: Based on your dating ultrasound, your estimated date of conception would have been 2/26. This assumes a regular 28 day cycle and ovulation on day 14 o... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Mass effect: Can be seen as an asymmetry of normal brain structures. When problems occur in the brain (e.g., tumor, hemorrhage, stroke) the problem itself and/or ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Many options: If your doc has thoroughly evaluated you and is confident your pain is facet joint-related, there are several options. Oral antiinflammatories or ster... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
12/5/2012: Based on due date of 8/29/2013, estimated conception date is 12/5/2012 assuming a 28 day cycle and ovulation on the 14th day of the cycle. As for you... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
See your doctor: Your symptoms could be due to any number of things, from carpal tunnel syndrome to tendonitis, a nerve problem or maybe even a temporary pain from bad... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Hydrocephalus or IIH: Hydrocephalus usually refers to a condition in which the cerebrospinal (CSF) fluid that surrounds the brain becomes trapped in the ventricles where m... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Don't worry: Though there is a very small increased risk of certain cancers associated with radiation, the risk is much higher in young children who have multiple ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
No: Ultrasound does not even attempt to evaluate bowel. The gas inside the bowel does not allow the sound waves to penetrate, causing "shadowing" which m... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Not really: You could ask the doctor who ordered your MRI to show the images to another radiologist. This would, of course, be an informal review that would not ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
MRI: The nerves come off of your spinal cord and exit the spine through little spaces between the vertebrae called neural foramina. These spaces can becom... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
No: A karyotype is useful for detecting chromosomal abnormalities where the number of actual chromosomes is abnormal (e.g., Down syndrome or turner syndro... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Probably not: Technically, most chiari i malformations occur during fetal development. Many people who have a mild chiari i malformation may never have any symptom... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Not likely: Disc bulges are commonly seen on MRI of the cervical and lumbar spine. These are usually early signs of minor wear and tear. A "tiny noncompressive ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Usually: Most people with demyelinating disease of the brain (ms) do experience any of a wide variety of neurologic symptoms (e.g., visual changes, numbness/ti... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Medial branch block: Mbb stands for medial branch block. The medial branch is a small branch of the spinal nerves that supplies sensation to the facet joints, which are t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Probably not: If an MRI is specifically done to look at the cervical spine, the thyroid gland will not be included on the images due to the way the scan is done. I... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Prior ACL injury: If the anterior cruciate ligament (acl) looks smaller, thinner or less robust than it should on an mri, it may be described as attenuated. Alternativ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
See GI doctor: If a barium swallow or upper GI test shows an area of narrowing in the esophagus, it can be due to many causes. It may first be necessary to do more ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
No need to worry: A schmorl's node is a protrusion of disc material through a weak area in the vertebra. They are very common (about 1/3 of population). They are usu... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
No need to worry: Liver cysts are common benign findings seen on abdominal ct scans and you shouldn't worry about it.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
US is enough: An early dating scan in the first trimester of pregnancy is quite accurate for determining how far along someone is in her pregnancy. It is especiall... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
It is variable: In a normal breast, a mammogram shows normal skin dark grey fat and lighter grey breast tissue. Suspicious findings include clusters of tiny microcal... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
It is possible: In a routine ct, the colon can be very difficult to evaluate. Stool throughout the colon makes it difficult to identify small masses (i.e., early can... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Yes: Ct resolution has gotten better and better, and a ct scan with IV contrast can usually identify even small ovarian cysts. But if the ovarian cyst rup... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Concerning: Given your cancer history, your doc is likely concerned this may be related. The other imaging tests (pet/mri) will confirm this and see if there is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
MRI: A cervical spine xray can identify bony abnormalities (e.g., cervical rib) that can cause thoracic outlet syndrome and may be a good start, but it is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Your Obstetrician: May suspect the fetus is measuring small for your gestational age on the basis of physical examination. An ultrasound may be ordered to assess size a... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Many possibilities: First, it depends which "side" you mean. There are many stabilizing structures in and around the knee. On the sides of the knee are collateral ligam... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Yes: Estimated due dates are just that - estimates. 1st trimester dating ultrasounds are based entirely on size measurements, regardless of lmp/ovulattion... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Depends: There are many reasons why your doctor may want to do a ct scan of your chest. If you had a chest xray already and there was something abnormal, a ch... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 23 years experience
Not very well: Ct techniques used to image the temporal bones or sinuses are tailored specifically to evaluate these areas. Only small portions of the brain are eve... Read More
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Testimonials
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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.
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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