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Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra

Interventional Radiology
Los Angeles, CA
52 years experience

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Interventional Radiology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
7 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Size is of concern..: Your endocrinologist is correct. Given a recent negative FNA, and the size changes within the margin of error, it is safe to assume its benignity. How... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Probably not...: The fact that 2 FNA's came back as non-diagnostic, and that it is isoechoic suggest that the nodule is most likely benign. I would suggest going to a... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Probably not...: If the nodule is mostly cystic, FNA is not indicated. If the nodule is solid or mostly solid, FNA may be considered (depending on family history) even... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Likely not relevant.: Difficult to answer without looking at the actual image where these numbers appear. I can guess a few: "8c5" is the name of the transducer manufacture... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
16 April 2014??: Measurement of CRL (crown rump length) of the embryo/fetus during the first trimester is considered the best indicator of duration of growth of the fe... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Non-diagnostic: Generally means the test is non-diagnostic. I suggest repeating the FNA. Please find an experienced radiologist who can do the FNA under ultrasound gu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
No: The answer is no to all three questions.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Likely physiologic..: Re: cyst in left ovary: A cyst of this size is considered likely to be a physiologic (normal) follicle or cyst that occurs after ovulation. Re: Misse... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Ultrasound yes...: If adequate samples were obtained by FNA, and the cytologist is satisfied with the quality of the fine needle aspirate, then I would take the result a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
CRL better than LMP: Ultrasound measurements and dating of a "5 week" unassisted pregnancy is imprecise due to biological/ technical limitations. Also, it is difficult to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Benign...: The nodule is benign. Follow-up ultrasound is generally suggested.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
No reason to fast.: Question1: FNA biopsy involves introduction of a very small bore needle ("fine") similar to acupuncture needle, into the lymph node. Generally, local ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
False-pos Afirma?: Afirma testing has been in clinical use for several years. It now appears that Afirma testing is clinically useful when it is negative and not when it... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Not necessarily...: The fact that FNA was reported as benign, the nodule is unlikely to be malignant. Small droplets of benign colloid often mimic "microcalcificatins" of... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Yes, but ...: Cramping and lower back pain are common after cyst rupture; bloating is not that common unless there is fluid in the peritoneal cavity.. My question:... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Yes...: Normally, the treating physician is concerned about the ultrasound report showing "suspicious" findings. I would think he/she would discuss the findin... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
No: The presence of blood vessels around a nodule does not by itself indicate malignancy.You need to find a more experienced radiologist who can do the F... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Nearly same...: There are two ways to image the pelvic organs. One is by transabdominal route (transducer in placed on the skin of lower abdomen with a distended urin... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Easier to spot...: During ultrasound scanning, it is easier to spot a male fetus from a female fetus; hence the perception. It is also dependent on the experience of the... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
52 years experience
Gene profiling..: For FLUS diagnoses, the current recommendation is to perform molecular analysis of cells removed at the time of FNA; there are two tests, Afirma by V... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ragavendra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ragavendra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! In general, inform technicians they are the same. No need for them to look confused. Bye!
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Bangalore University Medical College
Graduated 1970MD
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