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Dr. Cristin Dickerson

Diagnostic Radiology
Houston, TX
33 years experience female

Locations

Green Imaging

Houston, TX

Address

2020 Albans, Houston, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 7:00am
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Practice website

Fax

8655530882

About

Bio

Cristin A. Dickerson, MD Dr. Cristin A. Dickerson is the founding partner of Green Imaging. Dr. Dickerson was raised in Rosenberg and Houston. She is a graduate of Baylor University and University of Texas Medical School at Houston where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Dickerson did a clinical internship at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston and her radiology residency at UT Houston with extensive training in cancer imaging at MD Anderson Cancer Center and where she was a chief resident. Dr. Dickerson practiced 13 years at Diagnostic Clinic of Houston where she served as president of the clinic. She currently practices on site radiology as a partner in Radiology Group of Houston. Her clinical interests include oncologic (cancer) MRI and CT and PET/CT, breast imaging and cardiac screening.

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Diagnostic Radiology

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Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Thyroid Ultrasound: he will likely do an ultrasound to see if the nodules have worrisome features
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Pars fracture: Would limit lifting and strenuous activity until the bone marrow edema on MRI has gone away.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
IT band friction : May be iT band friction syndrome. See a massage therapist or a physical therapist who can "strip" your IT band and see if that helps.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
IT band friction: Have a trainer assess you for IT band syndrome. A good trainer can "strip" your IT band and show you how to foam roll to prevent it. It causes your kn... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
More likely viral: In someone your age without risk factors for stroke a virus or other etiology is more likely. If you are at increased risk of stroke, seek medical car... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Angiogram: Non ionic contrast is used for CT angio and fluoroscopic angio. Gadolinium contrast is used for MR angio.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Breast tenderness: if your mammogram and ultrasound and MRI are all fine you have little to worry about unless you feel a lump.
A male asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Transrectal: A transrectal prostate ultrasound is technically very good but is not a screening tool unless correlated with a PSA blood test and a doctor's exam. A ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Disc disease: There is not good correlation between degree of disc disease on an imaging exam and degree of back pain. Some people with horrible looking backs have ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Interchangeable: Many radiologists use the terms interchangeably. In the mild range there is little correlation between imaging findings and symptoms with factors lik... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Periosteal hematoma: Probably bleeding (a bruise) below the soft tissue lining of the bone. Nothing to worry about.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Glide: Use a product like Glide that reduces friction, and use sensitive skin detergents, since those are heavy contact points.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
MRI: It depends on the part of the body that is scanned.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Safe!: It is not absorbed by the GI tract. Says in your bowel, does not get in your blood stream.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Breast lump: A breast lump should be evaluated. Would see a primary care doctor and get an ultrasound ordered and done to make sure it is not something worrisome.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Partially: Most imaging centers require valid ID. Your privacy is protected by law, however, and medical facilities take that protection very seriously. Faciliti... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Osseous structures: They are bones. Typically a radiologist says "unremarkable for age", double check.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Blood Flow: The red and blue dots are Doppler signal, they indicate blood flow on a renal ultrasound. The kidneys are very vascular organs since they filter blood... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
No: Ultrasound is best for solid organs like liver, spleen, and kidneys and for fluid filled structures like the gallbladder and the urinary bladder. Air ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
CT pancreas: Pancreatic cancer would be unusual at your age but no unheard of. Pancreatic CT does require IV contrast and pre and post contrast images with pancrea... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Vitamin C: Probably not a problem but definitely a waste of money. Extra vitamin C just passes out of your body in your urine.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Differences: Stroke is brain damage related to decreased blood flow to the brain. Symptoms vary depending on where in the brain the damage is done. TIA is symptoms... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Lung infiltrate: When the air sacs, alveoli, get filled with pus (pneumonia), blood (trauma), cells (cancer) or water (heart failure) they turn white on an X-ray causi... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Costochondritis: Possibly inflammation at the joint between your rib and breastbone. You can push on those joints and see if they are tender. If so, see if ibuprofen r... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Carotid MRA: if there are symptoms that warrant a carotid Doppler ultrasound and it is abnormal
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Reactive node: If the lymph node is easy to move around and is not getting bigger it is likely reactive meaning your body is mounting an immune response to fight off... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
UTI: You have symptoms of uti AND headaches and dizziness or you are considering those symptoms of UTI? An obstructing stone does put you at increased ris... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
It is normal: If abnormal might be contracted (not distended) as in chronic cholecystitis or dilated in the setting of bile duct obstruction.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Sometimes: Major soft tissue abnormalities might be picked up on the source images (the original images used to reconstruct the vascular images).
A female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Reactive lymphadenop: Odds are they are normal nodes. 12 mm is likely the largest dimension. What is the short axis "smallest" dimension. If 5 mm or less very likely reacti... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Hemangioma: It will likely be a hemangioma, adenoma, or FNH at your age; all are benign.
A female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Soft tissues: X-rays only show bone injuries. MRI's show soft tissue injuries and may be needed if pain persists.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
PET/CT: May be useful to differentiate between a likelyinflammatory/reactive process, mesenteric sclerosis, and the less likely possibility of lymphoma.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are normal structures and help fight infection. Nodes that have always been there, feel rubbery, and don't change in size are normal. Nod... Read More

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Dr. Dickerson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

UTMSH
Completed 1994

Awards

Top Radiologist, Third Place, National - Fall
2014
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