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Dr. Neil Lall

Radiology
New Orleans, LA
13 years experience male

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Radiology

Licenses

United States: Colorado, Louisiana

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

30 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Maybe: Typically a short history of only a few years of smoking won't show changes on x-ray but it varies from person to person and is also very dependent on... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Talk to doctor.: Most likely happened for 1 of 3 reasons: the interpreting radiologist may have seen something that looked like an appendix but was not. You may have a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Sometimes: I'm not sure what a "ct tap" is. I assume it's a typo for "ct scan". A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis can sometimes show bowel cancer, but often... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Don't. : I do to imagine your doctor will get mad, but you need to realize that what they recommend is what is best for your health. It would probably make sen... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Sometimes: I'm not sure what a "ct tap" is. I assume it's a typo for "ct scan". Ct scans can show some types of cancer, but the ability to find cancer depends... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Probably: In general cts can detect cysts, but it really does depend on the specifics of what we're talking about. Cts are good at detecting some types of infe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Nuclear Medicine: In general, scans done in nuclear medicine traditionally have a white "background" (in other words, air is white). Pretty much all other studies trad... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Yes: Ct scan is very good at picking up appendicitis, but it is partially dependent on the size of the appendix. Unfortunately, there can be overlap betwe... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Yes: There is variation in these dates estimates, and remember that they are only estimates. Also, the earlier estimates are usually the most accurate, wi... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Yes, but...: The radiologist will look over all the images and will evaluate the entire brain, not just the pituitary. But to keep the scan a reasonable length of... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Heart imaging: The doctor inserts a long thin tube through an artery in your groin or wrist. They then inject contrast dye through that tube while x-raying to look a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Aspiration or not: Barium swallow is another name for an esophagram, which evaluates the esophagus for difficulties of food passing though. Modified barium swallow is do... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
MRI or CT +Contrast: Mri or ct of the liver are very useful in determining whether a liver lesion is a cancer or a hemangioma. Both would require IV contrast. The radiol... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
OK if chronic GFR: N-acetylcysteine is offered at some centers though its usefulness in preventing kidney damage is debatable. With a GFR >30, ct contrast is safe, b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Tie Breaker: I'd have a third doctor look at the images, specifically a radiologist. Neurologists are familiar with brain imaging, but radiologists spend all day l... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Not a good test: Neck ultrasound probably won't find the source of your pain. They are done for the following reasons: 1. To evaluate the thyroid gland if you have ho... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Compared to normal: "increased echogenicity" typically means that it is increased compared to the standard liver echogenicity. If it was a comparison to a prior ultrasou... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Image Interpretation: Radiologists are specialists whose expertise is in medical imaging (x-ray, ct, mri, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, etc). They have the most detailed u... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Mammo is low risk: Treatment effects can vary significantly depending on what is done (type of surgery, radiation, chemo). Mammography should not have any significant e... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Nonspecific: The kidney measurement is relatively normal and is essentially just given for reference. The echogenic focus is somewhat nonspecific and could be man... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
No: Mesenteric adenitis can have similar symptoms to appendicitis but an appendectomy is not necessary unless there actually is appendicitis.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
See your doctor: This type of pain could be caused by the gallbladder, but without specifics it is hard to know. A visit with your doctor is highly recommended so tha... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Bag of worms: Typically a varicocele is described as feeling like "a bag of worms".
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Maybe: Ct without contrast can show some problems, but it is much more sensitive with contrast. Oral contrast particularly helps with intestinal evaluation,... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Not that I know: I don't know of any relation. Not all mris require contrast, but giving contrast requires placing an iv. Your radiologist may have felt that placing a... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
MRI: Mri would show the ligaments and muscles of the neck. But there are very few reasons to get this type of a neck mri. A serious injury requiring some ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Rare: Gadolinium has very rarely caused a condition known as "nephrogenic systemic fibrosis" or nsf for short. If you have pre-existing kidney disease then... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Kidney function: Blood work would help determine your kidney function. People with low kidney function can be at risk of negative effects of contrast.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Many causes: There are many possible causes. It can be congenital from having a small spinal canal, it can be related to trauma, or it can just be degenerative fro... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Lall
Radiology 13 years experience
Not low lying: Generally we reserve the term low-lying for 2cm or less. Some people will extend that up to 5cm to be conservative though.

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HealthTap member
Nov 26, 2013
Someone who has the knowledge and is caring enough to answer promptly . Many Thanks
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Right they said it wasn't related. Need other ideas
HealthTap member
Thanks for the advise . I hope to improve not just wait to go downhill
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

OCHSNER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL

Affiliations

American College of Radiology
American Medical Association
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