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Dr. Amy Levine

Radiology
Toledo, OH
24 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

Specialties
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Radiology

Languages spoken

English

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358 Answers
63 Agrees
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
See a doc: This could be a million things, from arthritis to a meniscus. You will likely benefit from an exam and x-rays. In the meantime, try an activity that... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
? pregnant: Any time you have sex without birth control, you can become pregnant. The only way to know is to take a test.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
MRI and metal: Chances are, you will. An MRI requires laying in a very strong magnetic field. This can cause metal objects to move, potentially injuring your tongue... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Repeat X-ray: This is common. Multiple diseases look the same on X-ray. In adults, sometimes tumor can look like pneumonia, so a repeat X-ray is performed after t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Vaccines: ….Can cause many temporary side effects as they ramp up your immune system. Here is some information on Gardasil in particular: http://www.Gardasil.C... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Necessary?: It can be safely done WITHOUT contrast after 1st trimester. But , it makes more sense to wait until after baby is born. Unless you need emergent sur... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Possible infection: An ultrasound was done to make sure there were no “stones” causing a blockage. An ultrasound cannot rule out infection. If you haven’t already, you ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Maybe: Most normal values depend on the measurement being obtained at the "mid clavicular line" , with upper limits of normal at 16cm. The liver comes in ma... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Yes: Very little is seen in 1st trimester ultrasound. Typically, anatomy is assessed at 20 weeks. There are many pregnancy "calendars" on the internet, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Yes: This will not affect your kidney stone.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Define "normal": Normal lab values are based on what is normal for the majority. However, there is a spectrum. If your normals fall outside that range, they may not ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Weaning: Weaning may be stressful for both of you but is necessary. This is just the beginning of many issues of parenthood that are not easy. But remember ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Agree: With a tumor, the fatty hilum disappears. The lymph node may change as you are exposed to infection. This does not mean the node is infected, just r... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
ACL tear: Maybe. Acl tears are frequently associated with a specific pattern of bone bruising, when they are acute. However, the bone bruise will start to res... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Unlikely: A stroke is a result of disruption of blood flow to an area of the brain. Unless it was caused by global decreased blood flow (i.e. Shock, cardiac ar... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Probably ok: This may be a corpus luteum cyst, which will go away during pregnancy. If it is a"typical" ovarian cyst, it may rupture. But if it does it is outsid... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
No: Are you asking if there are any medicines for endometrioma? The answer to that is no. Endometriosis is the presence of uterine lining outside of the... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Not sure: I'm not sure what you're asking. Are you talking about fetal exposure during pregnancy or tests performed on a newborn? Radiation dose is cumulative... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
No: The only "link" is that they can both result in abdominal pain.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
MRI findings: Yes, a disk would show on mri. There is not an exact correlation between disk size and disk symptoms however.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
MRI vs CT: Mri is a far better test than ct. If MRI is normal, there is no reason to get a ct for chronic symptoms.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
MRI normal: Short answer, yes. What many people don't realize is that imaging studies predominately look at anatomy, not function. If a process does not change th... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Depends: There are many factors involved, including size/degree of stroke, location in the brain, and age and overall health of the patient. Some patients rec... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Low risk : Ct contrast is quite safe; and vastly safer than those used in decades prior. Assuming you do not have any history of renal disease, nor diabetes, no... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Imaging tests: These all take images of your body in "slices". Ct uses radiation, like multiple x-rays. Mri uses magnets, and is very useful in characterizing soft... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Nothing: Imaging cannot diagnose "functional" problems, such as dementia, etc. Imaging such as ct/ MRI can only assess anatomy. It is common to have a normal... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Cramps: When you have your period, your uterine muscles contract. This can be uncomfortable. When you ovulate, no muscle contraction occurs as the egg is re... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
No: A large study found that nodules less than 2.5 cm are usually harmless. It is also reassuring that there are multiple nodules. Thyroid nodules very c... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
No: Barium is an inert substance. It does not get absorbed by your body and cannot affect your blood pressure.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Follow advice: The MRI can show torn ligaments. Complete tears are rare in dislocation. I assume you are seeing an ortho/sports doc. They would definitely know the... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Low fat: Fatty foods cause the gallbladder to contract. They are not necessarily "unsafe" but may cause discomfort. If that is the case, you may want to consi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
CT techniques: They are similar in many ways. However, the timing of the contrast for CT angiogram is different to allow for better visualization of the blood vesse... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Still uncertain: It appears genetically linked, but not all patients have the same abnormality. The cause is still under investigation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Ventricle: I assume you mean ventriculomegaly? It is enlargement of a ventricle. This can occur in the heart or brain. Dependent on the location it can have d... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Low risk: Risk from one ct is low. You likely receive an equivalent radiation dose from the environment in a year. If it is not certainly a bone lesion, and m... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 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. While ultra... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Lose weight: Especially since this is happening at such a young age, you are at risk for chronic liver disease if you stay overweight.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
No: Fever and nausea would be from an unrelated infection. Nerve compression does not result in fever.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Go back: You may have swelling requiring some adjustment of your cast. There is a nerve that runs next to your fibula, and you could have inflammation of this... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
6 months: At approximately 24 weeks you should avoid laying on your back for prolonged periods of time in order to avoid compression of veins (vena cava).
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
See a doc: This is likely a skin infection, such as staph/ impetigo. It's persistence is concerning as it may represent a resistant bacteria (ie mrsa). If so,... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Maybe: It may be that your period was late because you had an illness which threw off your cycle. However, the only way to know is to take a pregnancy test.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Unlikely: It is very unlikely oral contrast would bother your throat. In my practice, I have not found that contrast is out of favor. Both oral and IV contras... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Cartilage loss: We all lose cartilage to some degree as we age, which is the cause of arthritis. There is a spectrum from mild thinning, to complete absence. Full th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Changes: If you have already had a negative ct, a repeat study is not indicated for routine migraine. If your symptoms change, your doctor may want to re-imag... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Not clear: Are you asking about the parent or the infant? In either case, it could be suspected, but an MRI would be needed to be definite.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Normal: This is just the squeezing (peristalsis) of your colon, moving things down. It is normal.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Not uncommon.: The cause of abdominal pain is frequently a mystery. Visits to the er should be saved for actual emergencies. A gastroenterologist ("stomach" speci... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 24 years experience
Depends: This may be from tight hamstrings if it is dull and feels like a "pull". If it is sharp and shooting pain, this may be a result of nerve inflammation... 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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