Dr. Amy Levine

Radiology
Toledo, OH
25 years experience female

Locations

Toledo Radiological Associates

Toledo, OH

Address

3103 Executive Pkwy, Toledo, OH
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About

Bio

I am a private practice radiologist in Toledo OH. I have fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Radiology but on a daily basis I read all modalities with the exception of Mammography and Interventional

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Radiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

358 Answers
63 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Ultrasound dating: First trimester ultrasound is accurate within 5-7 days. Lmp dating also assumes a 28 day cycle. Due date is based on LMP unless us off by more than 1... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Doctor!: The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor and perhaps get an ultrasound as well! assuming those are negative, monthly self exam would be recomm... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Cancer detection: A pet scan uses a marker that mimics glucose, which your body uses for energy. Since cancer grows more rapidly than normal tissue, it takes up more g... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Technology costs: In addition to the costs of helium, etc. To maintain a magnet, the upfront cost is massive. On average, over a million dollars, and many close to 2 m... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
STD: Hpv (human papilloma virus) is a sexually transmitted disease. It typically is without symptoms. However, many strains of the virus are linked to ce... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Ultrasound dating: Your LMP can only be estimated by ultrasound. It is based on measurements of fetus/ gestational sac. First trimester ultrasound is accurate within ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Imaging findings: It's the same principle as "how do you know what a table looks like?". Different tumors have different characteristics. Radiologists are trained to r... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Usually LMP: Most are based on date of last period (lmp). If you are unsure which method the website is using, look to see what the last week is. If you date fro... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Yes: The alcohol will not affect the oral contrast, nor the ct scan.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Anesthesia?: Depending on your overall health, you may be able to get an MRI under general anesthesia (like is given for surgery). However, this can only be done ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Never say never: Unfortunately, if you still have your ovaries (and it's likely you do) pregnancy is still possible, although likely to be an ectopic.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Maybe none: The signs and symptoms can be very minimal (fatigue). You can avoid it by just getting more vit d. Vitamin d can be ingested (in milk or supplements... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Fetal dating: 1st trimester ultrasound has margin of error of 5-7 days for due date. If due date by LMP is 9/22/13 and us due date is 9/27/13, they are in agreemen... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Easy peasy: Usually you will be asked to come with a full bladder. Gel will be placed on your skin and a tech will place a small device over the gel to take pict... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Ultrasound dating: It depends on the timing of ultrasound. First trimester ultrasound is accurate within 5-7 days. 2nd trimester ultrasound has accuracy of +/_ 2 weeks... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Depends: If you have a history of thyroid cancer in the family, consider a biopsy. Research shows that nodules of this size, that are found on ultrasound but ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Obstruction: If you have hydronephrosis, it is importation to determine if there is a blockage or just a "slow" system. After Lasix (furosemide), kidneys that are... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Not always: Ct is not good for stroke in the first 6-24 hrs, especially in small strokes. It is always done however because it is more accessible, is cheaper, an... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Ultrasound dating: First trimester ultrasound is accurate within 5-7 days. There is no test that can date conception more accurately than a 1 week window.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Maybe normal?: There are specific parameters to judge whether early pregnancy is abnormal. Based on measurements. Unfortunately, dates are not always reliable. I wo... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Not exactly: 14 weeks places you at the beginning of second trimester, which makes the ultrasound margin of error at +/- 2 weeks. Even in first trimester there i... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
No: Frequently evaluation of liver enzymes (blood test) is more sensitive. It is only after a disease causes an anatomical change that it can be detected... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Many things: This could be an issue with your wrists, your cervical spine or anything in between. There is no way of knowing without an exam.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Don't smoke!: The majority of lung cancer is preventable. Avoid smoking, and avoid second hand smoke.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Nuclear Imaging: You will get an IV and injected with small dose of radiotracer that is specific for the liver. You will lay on a table for about an hour while image... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Not likely: Traditional MRI cannot diagnosis depression, nor other "functional" problems, such as dementia, etc. Imaging such as MRI can only assess anatomy. Th... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Not sure: This could be secondary to volume loss that frequently occurs as we age. It could also be "normal pressure hydrocephalus". The size of the ventricle... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Ultrasound dating: First trimester ultrasound is accurate within 5-7 days. Lmp dating also assumes a 28 day cycle. There is no test that can date conception more accura... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Imperfect: Mri can look for inflammation and tears. Weakness is a sensation felt by the person, people react to injury differently, so this cannot be judged on ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Both?: You could have two co-existing viruses, or just atypical appearing lesions. It is unlikely the swab for hsv was wrong. If in doubt, you can always r... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Ultrasound dating: First trimester ultrasound is accurate within 5-7 days. 2nd trimester ultrasound has accuracy of +/_ 2 weeks. There is no test that can date concepti... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
See doc: This may be an infection. You will need to have an exam and possibly cultures.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Maybe: I am not sure what you mean by "heart scan". A nuclear medicine stress test (ie cardiolite) contains a radiotracer that is also frequently taken up by... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Unlikely: Since you also have forehead pain this is far more likely to be a sinus headache. Obviously i can't tell over the internet. Brain tumors are rare, es... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
See doc: This may represent a benign arrhythmia such as pre atrial contractions given your age and gender. However, it may be something more serious. There is... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
See your doc: Depending on when the symptoms occur, this may be referred pain from your stomach or gallbladder. See your doctor to help figure this out.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Different organs: Gallstones are in the gallbladder. If this gets inflamed it can effect cystic and common bile ducts. It does does affect the pylorus which is in the... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Something else?: Have you been evaluated for asthma/ reactive airway disease? If all the cardiac tests have been negative, maybe there is something else causing your ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Increased blood cell: As we age, our marrow should decreased production of blood cells and become fatty. This process can reverse (reconversion) for many reasons. The mos... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
No: If he has been told that he only has 6 months to live, that is because it is incurable. Frequently, in these cases, if you insist on treatment, you m... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Maybe: If the blood test was a "d-dimer" and there were certain specific findings on your x-ray, maybe. The definitive test for a pulmonary embolus (blood c... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Varies: Most "bone cancer" is actually metastasis from another cancer type (lung, breast). The most common primary bone cancer in adults is osteosarcoma, whi... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Pain: Are you asking if this is appropriate treatment or why it is so painful? Given your age, the pain is far more likely to be from the muscle spasm (whi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Bone density: Vitamin d can be ingested (in milk/ supplements) and can be created in your skin via sun exposure. The latter is becoming less common as most of us us... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Maybe: If you have congestion causing inflammation of your eustation tubes or fluid in your ear this may lead to vertigo. They could be unrelated. It is rar... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Hormones: I assumed this is on the ovary? Most are from normal fluctuations in estrogen. If this is the case, they will change in size during your cycle, as y... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Yes: Regular ultrasound has a bigger "field of view" so may better see ovaries that are positioned higher or things that are near, but outside of uterus an... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
No: Because of the physics of ultrasound, things that are air containing (like lungs) cannot be evaluated. However, a pleural effusion, which is fluid in... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Maybe: Could you be pregnant? Absolutely. There is a failure rate of 1/200 on the pill when used perfectly, higher if not used perfectly. However, if you ha... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Many things: This could be a million things. If this is the only finding, this may represent "gliosis", which is scarring in the brain. Children can have stroke... Read More
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Apr 26, 2013
Very accurate and timely answers.
May 22, 2013
Very high-quality responses.
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Jan 12, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to explain, I appreciate that. I had CT scan showed dark area left hemisphere , MRI showed nothing and said to be conclusive. A lot of trouble to get that CT image, and when...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thx, I had an ultrasound at 5 weeks, 2 days that was not in alignment with lmp. Was behind by four days..Ultrasound was prolly correct :-)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Redness is almost gone, still sore but much better. Did see pharmacist who gave me shot and she said it wasn't' a big deal...oh my
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. Took her to see a doctor and they couldn't find anything wrong with her. Thank you though for answering my question.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Toledo College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Toledo Region, OH - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Toledo Region, OH - Summer
2013
Top Radiologist, First Place, Ohio - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Radiology
Radiological Society North America
American Roentgen Ray Society
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