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Dr. Jeffrey Shyu

Radiology
Boston, MA
12 years experience male

Locations

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Address

75 Francis St, Boston, MA
Directions

About

Bio

Senior radiology resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School). Available for answering questions related to your imaging studies (CT, MRI, x-ray, ultrasound).

Specialties
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Radiology

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
1 Agree
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Hard to say: Most thyroid nodules are benign, however irregular borders can be seen in thyroid cancer. Would have to know more about the imaging features. Were the... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Hard to say: Is it in the front, side, back? Related to your breast? Under your armpit? It's probably nothing worrisome, but I'd go to your primary care physician ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Depends: The cancer risk from each CT is very minor (a fraction of one percent), especially when compared to the lifetime risk of developing a cancer from any ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Nonspecific finding: May I ask how old you are? Recent pregnancy? Any specific pelvic symptoms (pain, bleeding, etc.)? It's a nonspecific finding, and can be seen in condi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Where is the pain?: Is the pain at the hernia site at your bellybutton? Or is it higher up? Any nausea/vomiting? Many people have hernias that don't cause strangulation, ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Most of the time: Ultrasound can detect many of the morphologic changes of cirrhosis, but is not 100%. In one study, ultrasound detected those findings in about 90% of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
NPO 6-8 hrs before: Many imaging departments and facilities request that patients receiving an abdomen MRI not eat or drink for 6-8 hours prior to the study. Of course, i... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Possible hernia: Your symptoms sound like an abdominal wall hernia (defect in the abdominal wall allowing bowel, etc. To protrude out). These can be treated surgically... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Unlikely: ALS is quite rare and typically starts in the legs and arms with symptoms like stumbling, trouble writing, etc. Given that you take several psychiatri... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Tonsillar ectopia: The cerebellum is at the lower back of your brain, and is mainly responsible for motor coordination. The tonsils are at the midline of your cerebellum... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
V. minor cancer risk: The cancer risk from an additional CT is quite low when compared to the lifetime risk of getting cancer from all causes. But, the most widely accepted... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Probably okay: Policies for different imaging facilities and departments differ, but usually CTs of the abdomen and pelvis without oral contrast are fine for interpr... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Not necessarily: 5.0 weeks is about earliest time that one might expect to see findings of a pregnancy on a transvaginal ultrasound. That nothing was seen doesn't nece... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Thyroid nodules: Did they measure the largest nodules? Thyroid nodules are fairly common, and the vast majority of them are not cancerous, but if one is above 1 cm, a ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
That's reasonable: 5.0 weeks is the very earliest time that a pregnancy would show up on transvaginal ultrasound, but because gestational dating by last menstrual period... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
It shouldn't: Hemorrhagic cysts are very common causes of pelvic pain, and not related to infertility. Also, your cyst is not large enough to typically cause ovaria... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
No need to worry: An x-ray typically provides a fraction of the radiation dose one might receive just from background radiation in one year. A ballpark amount is the ra... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
No need to worry: A prominent cisterna magna is an incidental finding, and won't cause you any problems. It won't affect your memory.
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Lung nodule: It sounds like a lung nodule. I assume you had a CT of the chest, or abdomen (the latter of which includes the lower chest). If it appears to be a tru... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Very unlikely: Ovarian cancer typically occurs in older women, after menopause, with an average age of around 60. It's very rare at your age, although they can also ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Shyu
Radiology 12 years experience
Medications?: Some medications can also make it more difficult for men to ejaculate.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shyu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shyu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have breast cancer and now solid masses in both thyroid and spleen, so I appreciate your answering my question so quickly.
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Thanks Dr Shyu. I really appreciate your time to respond to my concern . Thanks for the detailed response. Again , much appreciated .
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This saved my life. Thank You! Such a relief Dr.Jeffrey. Thank you tons !!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2010MD

Residency

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Awards

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Medical Student Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Affiliations

American College of Radiology
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