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Dr. Georgianne Snowden

Interventional Radiology
OKLAHOMA CITY , OK
35 years experience female

Locations

Radiology Associates

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Fellowship trained Neuroradiologist, endovascular neuroradiologist with 20+ years experience. Examiner for the American Board of Radiology for the Neuroradiology section. Specializing in endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysm , spinal and cerebral vascular malformations, certain acute strokes.

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Interventional Radiology

Languages spoken

English

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A member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
No : No but not uncommon based on location of insult and size
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
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Using sound waves : Renal us uses sound waves to pass through the tissues to make black and white images of the kidney tissue and urinary bladder. It is painless and uses... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
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DEXA uses CT: A DEXA scan uses cat scan and measures absorption of the x-ray to come up with a bone density measurement that can then be compared to age-matched nor... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Constipation: Occcasionally it may cause constipation if barium not completely evacuated. I suggest at least 48 oz of water the day after the exam.
A 58-year-old female asked:
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Many possibilities: There are many many possibilities. He may have had one of many contraindications to receiving the clot busting medicine (tpa). He may have presented a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Not likely: By 8 weeks, a twin pregnancy will show two fetal poles by good quality ultrasound. If you are overly concerned then a repeat ultrasound at 12-18 weeks... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It along with hypertension (high blood pressure) are the most common causes of chronic microvascular changes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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The brain: In the classic sense, stroke affects the brain. The far majority are ischemic (due to lack of blood flow) with a much smaller percent hemorrhagic (usu... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
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Request neurosurgeon: In some instances, especially in young stroke victims with large territory stroke, an emergent hemicraniotomy may be performed. It all depends on timi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
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35 years experience
These are common : Small white matter lesions, such as yours are one of the most common findings on brain mris in people over age 50 and usually indicate changes related... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
It is not uncommon: Depending on symptoms, imaging evaluation (ususally MRI and mr cine to show CSF flow) you may be a candidate for neurosurgical decompression.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Up to 6 mos.: It can take a long time to get comfortable while sitting after trauma to the coccyx (tailbone). Be patient. Non-steroidal over the counter Ibuprofen ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
most are genetic: Most patients have a genetic predispostion to this rare sub-type of migraines which can present with stroke like symptoms of weakness called hemiplegi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
CT renal exam: A ct without and then with IV contrast may give an accurate evaluation of the kidneys and ureters. Occasionally, small tumors, or stones may only be s... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
To look for cause: Renal us is an easy noninvasive way to image the kidneys and bladder to look for obstruction, stones, or tumors. All can cause abnormal renal functio... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Not usually: With lithotripsy, larger stones are broken up into many smaller fragments, usually making them easier to pass. However, smaller stones can travel down... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
NO: Only open neural tube defects (spina bifida as an example) cause the level of Alpha fetal protein to be elevated on amniocentesis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Yes: There are also allergy related and other forms of polyps that are not uncommon.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Depends: It depends on type and location of the stroke. Volume of brain involved, patients age, and comorbidities (whether they are also diabetic, smoker, have... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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35 years experience
Possibly: Depending on the location and size of your stroke, the memory loss may improve some, but can also be permanent.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Indirectly: Some head trauma may cause blood on the surface of the brain called subdural or epidural hematoma. If large enough, this blood can cause mass affect t... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
May be normal: The mastoid tip is a bony protuberance behind the ear. Some people suddenly notice it and think it's abnormal. Is it really a "new" bump? If so have e... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Barium is safe: Barium sulfate is the inert form that lets your digestive system be seen on x-ray, but is not absorbed in your system. It passes through.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Yes: The type of fluid does not matter.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
No: Although your platelet count is low. It is low-normal. I would however, use a baby aspirin. Do not add Aspirin if you are currently taking other blood... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Not enough info: What you describe sounds like advanced, severe small vessel disease and atrophy that are beyond what is normally expected for age. If the stroke 10 y... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Not sure: You need to be evaluated by ENT or at least, your pcp. They may need a ct of the neck with contrast to better evaluate based on your physical exam fin... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
FAST: Typically stroke symptoms include drooping face (f), sudden weakness of arm (a) and or leg, inability to speak or understand speech (s), if any of tho... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgianne Snowden
35 years experience
Yes, indirectly: Uncommonly, the force of deceleration may tear the lining of an artery that supplies blood to the brain, called "dissection". When this happens, it ca... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Snowden is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Snowden is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Would a steroid shot help with pain? Thanks for your input
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have Neuro apt tomorrow thx
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, OK
Graduated 1987MD
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