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Dr. Ryan Polselli

Radiology
Palm Harbor, FL
17 years experience male

Locations

MammoLink®

Palm Harbor, FL

Address

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

Thursday: 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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Consult Doctor: To be fair, you should consult your doctor or the doctor who performed the procedure. Unfortunately, i don't know how much you have been given and how... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Not uncommon: I'm assuming you drank oral "water-soluble" contrast before your ct scan. Unfortunately, one of the awful side effects of the contrast is that it caus... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Needs eval: Your pain should be evaluated and you have a right to a diagnosis that explains the pain. However, the pain is not coming from non-obstructing renal c... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
One possibility: Pain in this area is often due to breast, but not always. Be sure to follow up with your physician. However, your symptoms make me question the possib... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Occasionally: Your description suggests you may have developed a condition known as "diastasis recti" which sometimes occurs with pregnancy from stretching of the a... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Not sure...: I'm a breast radiologist. Something doesn't make sense. In the absence of symptoms (with negative mammo and physical exam), there is no indication for... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Depends...: Ultimately it depends on the type of preliminary and who read it. However, in my experience, there are frequently minor findings that will be added an... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
No: Breast tissue is susceptible to injury as any tissue in the body is if there is sufficient trauma. This can manifest with similar symptoms to breast c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Probably fine...: We always like to minimize any radiation. However, if there is an underlying medical need i wouldn't think twice about it. Most x-rays expose you to r... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Possibly: Sometimes kidney stones can cause your digestion to temporarily stop (a condition often referred to as "secondary" or "adynamic ileus." this can be se... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Not sure: I'm not exactly sure what the question is but i don't like the sound of the mass you describe. It sounds as if this was a breat ultrasound finding. Is... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
A few exceptions: A pet scan is a very good study to detect most types of cancer throughout the body. However, as with most studies, there are a few exceptions. Cancers... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Variable: This is a very common question and concern. It is highly variable. The tendency (for obvious reasons) is for most patients to want surgery/therapy imm... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
See a doctor: Please see a doctor as soon as possible. There are several more common diagnoses (other than bone cancer) that present the way you describe, some of t... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
It depends...: I assume you're asking how long it takes before breast cancer begins to spread when not treated. That's a good question. It depends on many factors su... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
A few include...: Reports are not always standardized so there is local variation. In general, a few of the abbreviations used for the type of ultrasound you descri... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Yes but why...: Although there is an occasional misunderstanding between the radiologist and pcp, most of the time the pcp has clinical information about the patient ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, it will show cysts and or any findings suspicious for ovarian cancer. It will also evaluate the uterus. It only takes a few minutes for the radio... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
It's OK: Thyroid nodules are very very common and a 1 year follow up for a 7mm nodule is fine. I would not worry at all if i were you. Sounds like your doctor ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Some meds may help: You should see your doctor. In addition to finding out what could be wrong, there are anti-nausea medications that can help you to stop vomiting such ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
See physician: Puss is a sign of infection, which is something you don't want to let go. You should see a physician to have it treated. It may require removal and or... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Hard to say: Without knowing any more history and without being able to do a physical examination, neither i nor any physician would be in the position to disagree... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
It depends...: There is no exact time. Alcohol and Acetaminophen (tylenol) are both metabolized by the liver. The more you stress the liver with one, the less of the... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Could be normal: It's hard to say without more information. The important thing would be to determine the history and any associated symptoms. Without any other sympto... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Hard to be sure...: The description "granular high attenuation in kidneys" is not descriptive enough to know what the radiologist definitely meant. They should have put t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Depends: It depends...If you want to follow the stability of a lung nodule, it's best to continue with the same modality (accurate comparison) and if the nodul... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
No: Signs of a migraine can sometimes be seen on an MRI of the brain, but in the acute phase. A migraine 3 years ago would not show up. Make sure you foll... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
It depends...: Some centers use IV contrast, citing increased sensitivity for the detection of polyps. Other institutions feel the risk of complication from IV contr... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Very Common: It is not abnormal to see a small amount of free fluid in the female pelvis. Most of the time this is due to normal female physiology. However, strict... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Hard to say...: This question can bring about some pretty complicated answers but i will tell you the way i like to look at it. The age of your first period realistic... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Breast calcification: There are many reasons for calcification to occur in the breast. Most of the reasons are benign. However, there is a form of treatable pre-cancer/earl... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Consider...: I have seen inadvertent reporting of the appendix before. One of the more common ways this happens is when the radiologist reads a normal study and sa... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Technical finding: I am going to assume that you had an MRI rather than ct. Incomplete fat suppression has nothing to do with anything in your body or you as a patient. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Not normally: An MRA of the neck would be needed to definitively show any abnormality of vertebral artery blood flow.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Try not to worry : This is common and a big source of confusion and concern for patients. When taking the picture of the breast, tissue sometimes randomly overlaps and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
It depends...: It depends on what you mean by "mold illness." molds (a form of fungus), can cause many different diseases with varying symptoms. Some of these can be... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 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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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Check with doctor: I have never seen a 7 cm kidney stone before, but I have seen a 7 millimeter stone accidentally reported as 7 cm. Having said that, i guess anything i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
No: Strictly speaking, a chest x-ray does not show evidence of marijuana use. However, there are certain findings such as emphysematous changes which coul... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Not likely: Shaking of any form while obtaining a chest x-ray is most likely to produce motion artifact which has the effect of subtle blurring of the image, much... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Shouldn't be used: Nearly all facilities will test for pregnancy with a blood test prior to performing a ct scan on a women of childbearing age due to potentially harmfu... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
In general...no: Practically speaking, "brain scans" in the form of routine brain MRI or head ct scans are not capable of detecting bi-polar disorder. There are ad... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, you are right. Obsessive ideas are an important finding and often give rise to compulsatory behaviors with ocd. However, this is only one cause o... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
Radiology 17 years experience
One possibility: It wouldn't be fair to try and diagnose you with such little information. However, considering your history above, consider (among other things) muscu... 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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