Dr. Joseph Marra

Radiology
Daytona Beach, FL
31 years experience male

Locations

Joseph M. Marra, MD

Daytona Beach, FL

Address

925 N. Halifax Ave., Apt. 401, Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

My medical training began in 1988 at Downstate Medical school in Brooklyn, also known as S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center of Brooklyn, where I earned my MD degree in 1992. I did an internship at Staten Island Univ. Hospital from July 1992-June 30,1993. I then completed my Residency at Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn from July 1993 - June 1997. I completed Fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Albany Medical Center July 1997- June 30, 1998. Lifetime Board certification Diagnostic Radiology, Since Nov.3, 1997, Diag. Radiology subspecialty certification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology since Nov.1999 through 2019. I've worked as an attending Radiologist for 12 years. (July 1998 - Oct 2004 at Staten Island Univ. Hospital, and Nov. 2004-July 2010 at NFMMC

Specialties
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Radiology

Diagnostic Radiology

Licenses

United States: Florida, New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

224 Answers
101 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Sciatica: What you describe sounds most consistent with symptoms of sciatica. The sciatic nerve roots exit at the levels of the lower lumbar spine and compress... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Possibly Fibroids: You should be evaluated when possible and have an ultrasound exam of Uterus. One of the more common reasons of heavy menstrual bleeding is Uterine fi... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
I wish I had an easy answer. It's caused by the overlying right iliac artery compressing the underlying left iliac vein (usually against the spine) a... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
For me, diet played a larger role in losing weight than exercise. (I already tended to exercise regularly). I do agree, however, that both combined is... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Possibilities are: Some possibilities include a pilonidal cyst or abscess, coccydynia.. or inflamation in area of coccyx often due to trauma.. (bruised tailbone). Those... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
It could still possibly be a hemorrhagic cyst in ovary, which would have internal echoes and are not uncommon. They should follow it up somehow to de... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is often the case that high velocities through a vessel is suggestive of a higher grade stenosis Within.. and narrowing in a stent does occur ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
An enlarged liver with increased echogenicity most commonly is seen when there are fatty changes of liver. The mass in right lobe, I will assume is a... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Often different terms can be used to describe the same thing. If someone has a "fatty liver" usually you do see "increased echogenicity" on ultrasoun... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Biopsy: Cancer might be suspected or considered based on a patients symptoms and imaging, such as x-rays, CT scan or MRI. If there is a specific area on ima... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Good question: Hi, This is a good question and not so simple to answer. I've heard different statistics for the risk of developing cancer in a persons lifetime tha... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Maybe Angina: Your blood pressure is mildly elevated, but not dangerous, and your pulse is normal. What is concerning is the chest tightness. Although it could be... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
VP and VA shunts: If someone is found to have hydrocephalus, or increased CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) pressure in the ventricles of the brain. Symptoms can develop suc... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Can be good: The prognosis will depend on a few things, such as if cancer is detected early before it spreads to adjacent organs or to distant parts of the body. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Hopefully one day: I can only speculate. We need to realize that "cancer" is really not one single disease. There are so many different types, and though they all aris... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Good question!?: Almost all cases of cervical cancer are felt to be related to certain strains of HPV infection through prior sexual contact. It often takes many year... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
It depends: Most commonly, radiologists will use the words "patchy densities" to suggest it is probably a small patch of infection or pneumonia. I say probably b... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
I'd tend to agree: I'd prefer to see the images to be a little more confident, but I'll give my input. Small hemangiomas in the bones of the vertebral bodies aren't too... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Don't worry: Although radiation exposure from x-rays or CT scan can (very minimally) increase your cancer risk... the risk from one CT scan of head and one of abdo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Glucocorticoid steroids are powerful anti inflammatory medications, and prednisone is an oral form of this. It often starts working within 1-2 days, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
In my experience, CT or MRI are better in evaluating a fatty liver. Ultrasound findings are often a little less specific. The liver enzyme elevations... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Osseos means "bone". Degenerative changes of the spine often can show 3 signs radiographically. Loss of joint (or disc) space between bones. Bony s... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Depends how severe: I'm not sure exactly what your symptoms were as far as "concussion". If the injury was significant enough to actually knock you unconscious for a whi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Neurology consult: Symptoms you describe, slurred speech and paralysis are often associated with "stroke" (termed CVA, or TIA if symptoms go away within 24hrs). Other ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Yes: Although it was 20 years ago, it is possible to have areas of lung that are not fully aerated on a chronic type basis. Often called atelectasis. This ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Usually a few years: Brain aneurysms often take several years of slow growth before they would be clinically significant. There of course can be great variation between r... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Prob. unrelated: I usually avoid a "definite Yes, or No" answer... I do this to remind myself few things in this world are "impossible". Gastritis (inflamation/irrita... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Yes and No: I don't believe it's ever been reported that a recent trauma would worsen the growth or spread of a cancer tumor, (at least not in according with our ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
When the lateral ventricles appear enlarged in an older person, it may be due to central atrophy, or sometimes Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). C... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
I've used Afrin (oxymetazoline) in the past for quick relief "temporarily".... however, I do need to warn you that within a few days if used often, yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
The tiny size of the pleural nodule does not sound concerning to me (if that number 2mm is correct). Your doctor may ask for a follow up study after... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Might be normal: I obviously have to make some assumptions without seeing the films myself. First, I believe that "hyperinflated" was meant instead of hyperinflamed, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Unlikely: AAA (abdominal aortic aneurism) would be extremely unusual given your age. It generally takes years to develop in those who are prone to them and hav... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
If CT..Need contrast: Both MRI and CT can be excellent ways of confirming that a liver tumor or nodule is in fact a Hemangioma as there are very defining characteristics ab... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
If knowing helps you: My own opinion is that if it helps put your mind at ease, or if you are concerned regarding persons you live with, or visit often being effected... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
The short answer is "yes" an erection is still possible, but sometimes it can be problematic. Please know a fractured penis requires urgent medical at... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Heart rate vary's greatly depending on what activity you're doing. Is the 137 your rate right after exercising, or is this is a typical rate? I'd su... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
You ask some great questions, and in honesty… even among us medical doctors, it will take some time to sort these answers out better. The discovery o... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Live your life: You're a bit on the young side for a mammogram and so I do not know if you have risk factors that warrant early mammography. The purpose of doing a t... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
An MRI is a way to exclude a "structural" problem in the brain giving rise to your headaches. Please realize, the vast majority of headaches will "no... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
I would discuss your symptoms with the neurosurgeon who placed the shunt. It is possible that the shunt could have become malpositioned or clogged so... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Whenever you ask the question "is it possibly", The answer is almost always "yes" (with a few exceptions). However, is it likely, by your age, probab... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
There is a condition called Patella Alta, when the Patella (knee cap) is at a higher position than is typical. It can result from a tendon injury, or... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Due to the extravasation of contrast material (going outside of vein and into soft tissue of arm) swelling of arm can and does often occur. This may... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
When you ask the question "Is it possible"?, the answer is almost always "Yes" it's possible! However, statistically, brain tumor would not be the mo... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
I do agree with the possibilities the first 2 docs mentioned. what I'm curious about is if the tingling and muscle cramps occur in the legs while a... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
It's more of a descriptive term of what the radiologist is seeing. It does not mean that this is necessarily an abnormality which needs attention.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Possibly: Yes, brain tumors can cause headaches! The good thing is that “statistically speaking”, they are pretty low down on the list as the vast majority of h... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Not usually: A couple things to know about MRI is that they usually perform different and often very specific types of imaging to make certain tissues stand out be... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 31 years experience
Possible / unlikely: Nature is a strange thing. Whenever you ask the question "is it possible" the answer is practically always "yes". You should have a good reason for ... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Marra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Dec 15, 2016
Just a great Doctor and very special Human being
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for this. Being anxious about my health, it's easy for me to get focused on the worst possible outcomes, so having some options for less serious ones is greatl...Read More
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Thanks very much Dr. Marra. I'll take your advice. I insisted in getting a Mammogram myself after a friend got diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy. It was out of fear & not any symptoms.
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Thank you. I tried to ask my doctor and she told me that it was none of my concern, that all i needed to know was that i was 7 weeks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Completed 1997

Residency

STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1993

Awards

Top Radiologist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
Top Radiologist, Second Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
Top Radiologist, Second Place, the Nation - Fall
2017

Affiliations

Florida Medical Association

Publications

Uterine Fibroid Embolization and new techniques in Interventional Radiology - Presentation
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