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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Most likely: If you have the disease, the joint effusion is most likely related to ra. It means synovitis. However, other causes of joint effusion such as trauma, lyme disease etc should be excluded by your doc.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
No change: With good imaging techniques, the risk is not different then the general populations.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Probably safety: Probably to find out if it's safe to inject IV contrat.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Good question: Radiology is a static image acquired using x-ray. Fluoroscopy is a dynamic (in motion) image acquisition using x-ray.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Wrong: Both ct and MRI can identify bone diseses.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Shrink brain: That part of the brain is shrinking. It could be related to excessive alcohol consumption, ischemia or old stroke.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
No: Nothing is 100% in medicine.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Maybe wrong imaging: Yo should go first to a good practitioner that know how to clinically examine a patient. It's not only about your complains, but also what they found on your clinical exam. Those two things will dictate what kind of radiology exam you need to find out why you are in pain. It could be any thing from your skin to the internal organs. If the wrong test is done, it will be negative. That's frequent.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernst Garcon
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Yes: Some chronic infections can also causes enlarged lymph nodes. Please note that the mass is outside of the esophagus. It can also be a node. It's a good thing to have a biopsy.
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