Doctor Q&A for Dr. Larry Wilf

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Wilf
34 years experience Nuclear Medicine
CT is good but: Diagnosis on ct takes specific anatomical changes which can be identified at earlier stages by bone scan and mri. Mri is probably best as you can see ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Wilf
34 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not necessarily : Pet scans can prevent lymph node biopsies when they are positive, but when staging disease a negative "scan" does not exclude metastasis ( particularl ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Wilf
34 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Call your MD: Call your doctor's office and ask for results !
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Wilf
34 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Different tests: Cisternography is used to determine if there is normal pressure hydrocephalus. It looks at the flow of CSF fluid. Pet scans are for looking at th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Wilf
34 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Unusual: There are several ways to tell if its esophagitis. First , look at esophagus with endoscopy ? Second, could try anti-acid oral medication and see if ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Wilf
34 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Can"t tell: Not enough clinical information. When was colonic resection? Any other areas of cancer ? What other therapies have you had ? Etc.?
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Wilf
34 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Infection: Clinical presentation of the patient and a confirmatory biopsy would be necessary if there was a question as to the diagnosis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Wilf
34 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Teaching Hospital: There are several considerations. Are you poor/indigent ? You may qualify for a markedly reduced or free scan if you have a problem that necessitates ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Wilf
34 years experience Nuclear Medicine
No: I assume your doctor is scanning you to establish a baseline for future comparisons.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Wilf
34 years experience Nuclear Medicine
No: Cyst by definition are benign fluid collections. Cystic masses , if cancerous , would probably "lite-up" . But my need an MRI for further evaluation ... Read More
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