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Dr. Ryan Polselli

Radiology
Palm Harbor, FL
16 years experience male

Locations

MammoLink®

Palm Harbor, FL

Address

PO Box 567, Palm Harbor, FL, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Bio

Dr. Ryan Polselli is a breast imaging radiologist with fellowship training from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. His area of expertise is breast cancer screening and diagnosis.

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Radiology

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104 Answers
48 Agrees
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Depends : The prognosis of primary lung cancer is determined by the staging which depends on the type of lung cancer (small versus non-small cell). Lung cancer ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Can be: This can be tricky because soreness and redness are characteristics of both recent trauma and infection. I would monitor the area to make sure that it... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Usually...: Weight loss and exercise (which may or may not be applicability to you). Recognize that in some people (after complete medical evaluation) even after ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Probably...: This is not uncommon. Most of the time this is done to prevent movement. Even a couple of millimeters of movement will make a difference in the qualit... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
No: The symptoms you describe would not be caused by radiation in the amount that you describe. However, it is important that you find out what is causing... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
One possibility: When you say "stomach bug" i presume there was vomiting. If this is the case, the pain you now experience could be musculoskeletal tenderness from rec... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Possibly: This is not uncommon. It's still possible but irregular periods can sometimes be a sign of anovulatory (no ovulation) cycles. I would follow up with a... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Don't worry...: Unfortunately, they should have told you what it is, rather than say "nothing." however, if the ultrasound was reported as negative, you shouldn't wor... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
See your doctor: There are several causes for this type of pain, but one of the most important potential causes to consider is the heart. Please make sure you follow u... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Hysterosonogram?: I am going to assume you had a hysterosonogram (hsn) which involves ultrasound, rather than an hsg which uses x-ray. Regardless, my answer wouldn't ch... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
See physician: You need to find out why the headache persists. I would see your doctor. A headache that persists for this long after the "migraine cocktail" has a di... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of drug test and the test manufacturer. For example, are you talking about a urine drug screen? If so, what type of urine drug ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Usually...: Ct chest with pulmonary embolism protocol. Us in the form of echocardiogram can also be used to detect some of those findings.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Good question: Most colon cancer differs from other cancers in that it tends to progress in a very predictable pattern beginning as polyps that can sometimes form ca... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Absolutely...: Nipple discharge, cysts, and "fibrocystic changes" in the breast are all relatively common. Most of the time these findings are not cancer. However, t... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Not necessarily: Some clinics routinely refer patients to see breast surgery after any breast biopsy so that they can discuss the results of the biopsy and any clinica... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Need more info: It is common for a breast ultrasound to demonstrate breast masses...But not within the breast implants. I suspect the report translation has somehow b... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Normally OK: It is usually considered normal to have a small amount of free fluid in the female pelvis. The fact that it was located in the region of the right adn... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Subjective: I assume you're referring to a head or sinus ct as this is the most common (but not only) study for which mucosal thickening is mentioned by radiologi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Hard to say: A ct isn't usually the best test to look at the gynecologic organs such as the uterus or uterine cavity. We can only notice general things like fluid ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Probably: It looks as though you have had a pretty thorough evaluation so far. Continue to follow up with your doctor to find out what he or she thinks. But ass... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Normal: That is a normal finding. It just means you have a 1.6 centimeter follicle...a cyst-like structure that forms when an ovary is about to release an egg... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Incidental: Seen so commonly on ct scans of the abdomen that many radiologists won't mention it. If your referring physician didn't mention it i wouldn't worry a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Varies widely...: The sensitivity (how likely to be detected) of abdominal ct scans for abdominal masses varies widely depending on the type of abdominal mass and the a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Abnormal : In general, the x-ray itself doesn't cause bone pain. However, an x-ray is typically obtained in a setting where there are multiple possibilities for ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Why: With the information that has been provided, neither i not any other physician here would be in the position to realistically be able to evaluate the ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Probably OK...: It is difficult to say with 100% certainty because I do not know what the 'abnomalities' are. However, it is not uncommon for the radiologist to repor... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Can't say : There are far too many reasons that physicians would want to have a pelvic x-ray than can be listed here. Can you provide more information about the n... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Yes: Yes, the most common side effects from the barium are gastrointestinal in nature. Most people feel nauseated but it can cause stomach cramping as wel... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Depends: It all depends on the type of scan and the gestational age of the embryo or fetus...But remember... "scans" that use radiation such as a ct should not... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Sometimes: Pressure abnormalities in the skull such as non-communicating hydrocephalus or low CSF pressure can sometimes be seen indirectly on a ct of the head (... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
No: No, not until much later. However, even if it were possible, a ct scan should not be given in pregnancy if possible (especially early pregnancy) due t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Yes: In general, a ct scan can be safely administered to diabetic and or elderly patients. However, if intravenous contrast is going to be administered, at... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
No: A short term dose of xanax (alprazolam) as you describe will not cause nerve or brain damage. However, it can be "addictive" and prolonged use can cau... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Yes: In general, given the dependence of the heart on the pulmonary system any smoking will inevitably damage the lungs which will negatively affect the he... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
One possibility: It is probably something you ingested that has a radiopaque component that mimicks the oral contrast that we administer. For example, one common cause... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Very common...: Breast cysts are extremely common, especially in early adulthood. However, it's important to know the type of breast cyst so that we know how to best ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
See doctor: Please see a doctor as soon as possible. The color is not a normal finding and usually represents blood in your urine. This finding in the setting of... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Both, but...: Both show the lungs. The difference is the direction the x-rays pass through the body. Pa stands for posteroanteriorly (back to front) and ap stands f... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Yes: Yes. Although uncommon, there are a few types of fractures that require orthopedic intervention to avoid long term complications. Also, if there is a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Yes: Yes, everyone is required to remove all jewelry before even entering the room in which an MRI is located. It's primarily a safety concern, but can als... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Usually...: Usually fm stands for fetal movement and fh stands for fetal heart. The +/- indicate the presence or absence of these indicators. At 8 weeks, fh+ and ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
No: No, many will not. Ct with kidney stone protocol is much more sensitive. Rarely, certain stones are not seen even with a ct.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Yes: In fact, pelvic ultrasound in the form of a transvaginal ultrasound (ultrasound probe placed in the vagina) is usually the study of choice to detect t... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Occasionally: Abdominal x-rays can give us clues about the nature of abdominal pain and once in a while suggest a specific diagnosis (very rarely pancreatitis). If ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Follow up...: It is difficult to know the significance of the report you describe without more history. A bone island is a small benign sclerotic focus in the b... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Possibly...: This is a tough question given limited history. Among other causes (which should be considered), left "side" edema may be due to poor drainage from ly... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Breast : There are many non-cancerous reasons for a "hard spot" in the breast; however, cancer is the most concerning and requires that all "hard spots" in the... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Unlikely: Although uncommon, chronic pain from undiagnosed and or previously ruptured acute appendicitis can occur. However, an abdominal ct scan is a very eff... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 16 years experience
Unfortunately, no...: The follow up evaluation of a pulmonary nodule as small as 4 mm requires requires extreme precision that is only possible from a repeat study of the s... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Polselli is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Polselli is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks i think it might of ruptured bc i had intense pain during pelvi
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Dr. Polselli, thank you very much for your thorough response in regards to pulmonary embolism detection! : )
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! PCP said to make an appt w/my gastroeneterologist for f/u. I did.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Radiologist, First Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
Association of University Radiologists
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