Dr. Joseph Accurso
Jacksonville , FL
29 years experience male
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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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 61-year-old female asked:
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:
No : A diagnostic ct (or several) would not have an effect on healing or remodeling bone.
A 37-year-old female asked:
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.
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
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 :)
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
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, NY
SUNY at Buffalo
Mayo Clinic MacMillan Scholarship