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Dr. Joseph Accurso

Jacksonville , FL
29 years experience male


Mayo Clinic Florida

Jacksonville , FL


4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville , FL

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida



I am a che mistry bachelor of science undergraduate and completed medical school at the state university of New York at Buffalo. I was an US Navy Medical Officer for 3 years including a tour as the "Winter Over Medical Officer" for Operation Deep Freeze, on the Antarctic continent. I am board certified in Radiology with a Nuclear Medicine fellowship, also from SUNYAB, now working at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Florida following 12 fantastic years at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, MN. I love to read, tinker with computers and am learning to fly remote controlled aircraft. I am blessed with a wonderful wife, Renée, and 3 great kids.

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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Several Options: Several tests can help stage lung cancer. A contrast enhanced (injected into a vein) CT is the usual first test. The advantage of a PET/CT (not just a PET) is the ability to look for disease in unexpected places (brain for example) or in areas which appear normal on CT, like small lymph nodes. PET shows areas which are using sugar for energy, as some cancers, including lung, do.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
No : A diagnostic ct (or several) would not have an effect on healing or remodeling bone.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 29 years experience
Retroperitoneal US: Exam should include the adrenals, but they are hard to see with ultrasound unless abnormally large. They are not usually commented on in an us report unless clearly abnormal.

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Aug 31, 2013
Dr. Accurso provides a wonderful resource to patients & other doctors with his informational & caring accurate answers and personal style. I trust him.
Dec 25, 2014
Dr. Accurso is doing a fabulous job help not only the patients but fellow doctors! I am so grateful for you!
Jul 28, 2013
As a fellow radiologist I appreciate (and learn from) the excellent posts by Dr. Accurso.
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Thank you again! I am hopefully going to be given the reports and xrays tomorrow, and then will be seeing a pulm. in a few weeks. I have quit smoking (again) it's been 5 days, and I think the scare wi...Read More
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Thank you! I am day 4 of no smoking, not even the e-cigs I was using to wean off of regular cigs... Just hope it's not too late, I am taking some solace in your response, thank you so much :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have an appt w a urologist on Mon. Been trying to deal w dr for a month now. Not in a lot of pain, went to dr for blood in urine.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
Graduated 1992MD


SUNY at Buffalo


Mayo Clinic MacMillan Scholarship


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