Dr. Paul Velt

Diagnostic Radiology
Lutz, FL
44 years experience male

Locations

Paul Velt MD

Lutz, FL

Address

3959 van dyke rd #188, Lutz, FL, US
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

About

Bio

Born in Brooklyn , NY Lived in Rochester, NY for 18 years Now in Tampa , Florida

Specialties
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Diagnostic Radiology

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Licenses

United States: Arizona, Florida, New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

642 Answers
148 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
None: There are no side effects of the MRI itself. You lie on the table,do not move and the machine does the rest. It is noisy. Depending on the center, the... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Very small: aneurysms can be seen with ultrasound. Blood pressure plays a role in their formation but not in the ability to see the aneurysm.if your systolic BP i... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Probably not: as from what you are describing the "fibroadenoma" hasn't changed in say 3 years. Nonetheless it doesn't mean ignore it. If you haven't had it checked... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Normal: and that there is nothing to comment on
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Different imaging: The type of physical finding is often times better visualized with CT or MRI. There are many structures in this area that can be a cause for this swe... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
They are: In today's world they're the same test.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Yes: all of those studies that you mention should show cancer. Endoscopy,CT and barium enemas are all good to evaluate the colon
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
How small is HH?: symptoms may still be related to the hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux. If you are not being treated for acid reflux then there are ample OTC ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
45 minutes : The average time is about 30-40 minutes. But any motion will degrade the images and may make them unreadable
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Other cause of cough: there are other reasons that you may be coughing and having difficulty breathing. For one thing asthma is a common cause of cough and short of breath.... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Blood vessels : The lungs are very vascular. So it is not unusual to see them. Depends on why you had the test. Sometimes pneumonia can begin with an increase in thes... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
More details: would be of value. For example an endocrinologist may test for pituitary hormone production. Gynecologist should test for ovarian hormone production. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Highly unlikely : The risks of having multiple CT should be balanced with the benefits. If the benefits outweigh the risks you have these studies. If you are no longer ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Depends : What plates are you referring to. Growth plates are often times appear as a lucent area near ends of bones where growth occurs in young children and t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Not that accurate : Ultrasound does not give an exact date of conception. There is always a built in error of a couple of days. Even in pregnancy measurements the longer... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Surgery, most likely: It seems this is a very impressive disc herniation (extrusion). If you have symptoms you may not have any options as you don't want any nerve damage.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
No not bad: Rupture of an ovarian cyst is a common occurrence. Painful yes. But clears up. The fluid does clear up
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Probably not : 4 CT seems excessive. And if you or your doctor is thinking gallbladder then ultrasound is the method of choice as is a CCK Hida scan. The ultrasound ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Depends: This depends upon why you are having an MRI. How far along in the pregnancy are you? Perhaps I am a bit old fashion but prefer to wait until the twins... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Difficult to say: How long an infection takes to clear varies with many factors including the antibiotic given. Passing a stone also difficult to predict. Drinking plen... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Many reasons: Please see your doctor. If for example you are on birth control pills, then pulmonary embolism is of concern. Asthma and emphysema can be a cause and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Maybe: But most cysts are diagnosed by ultrasound. Still fibrocystic changes are painful. Comes and goes with cycle. Stay off caffeine and acidic foods some ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Many causes : For the D-dimer to be elevated. It does not go up only for pulmonary embolism. So I would go see your personal physician and make sure some other proc... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Not really: It is important to determine the cause of that density. It may be necessary to have a CT to be certain nothing is in the lungs that may need treatment... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Low risk: It does seem to be excessive the risks should be counted through out your lifetime. If you didn't have any other studies requiring X-ray radiation you... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Maybe : The superior plica usually regresses. When it doesn't there may become a time when you need to get it taken care of. Still it doesn't seem to explain ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Yes: But it is preferable to have the ultrasound in mid-cycle
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Everything checked : A radiologist will give strict attention to details. The history given will help guide the radiologist what to look for. The clivis will also be exami... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Ultrasound variability: your ultrasound is not pinpoint accurate. Gives a range of days for the age of the fetus. That is the standard deviation. At that stage, it could be a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Fibroid: fibroids are the most common hypoechoic nodules seen in the uterus. They can be sub mucosal and cause some bleeding or intramural, within the muscle. ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Not at all: as I have seen kidney stones in just about all age groups. Getting younger. In the younger ages believed to be related to high I tack of certain foods... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Probably not: DVT. DVT usually presents with the leg or calk swelling. There should be a reason also. That could be a long car trip for example. Or medication like ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Don’t jump the gun: All that MRI says is find out what is going on. You should speak with your doctor to schedule other tests including CT and lab tests to get to the bot... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Yes: in a premenopausal woman 9mm stripe is normal. That measurement varies throughout the cycle.can be more than that.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
MRI: Not enough history to give a good idea as to what it may be. However, along the left side of the rib cage, muscle injury a consideration. Nerves and b... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
The short answer no: however the longer answer is sometimes they do look alike on CT. A nodule describes a rounded finding on a CT which may also represent benign finding... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Muscle spasms : Straightening of the cervical lordosis can be caused be positioned during X-ray or muscle spasms. The cervical ribs on the other hand may cause pressu... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Sometimes: Depends on why you had the scan in the first place. But these are may be normal. Talk the doctor who requested the study to further explain the resu... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
I don't think so: Real question is why so many CT' s? If there is a real need then you have the study. You must balance the benefit with the risk . Have a serious ta... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Kidney bean: Most of the time, lymph nodes look like an oval to mildly kidney shaped on ultrasound .
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
A very common findin: This is a common finding on MRI of us senior folks. At this point, this is not a worrisome finding, of course, depending on why the MRI was performed ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
MRI can: From an imaging stand point, MRI is very useful as is ct on occasion. Laboratory values are important.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Yes: An abdominal ultrasound looks at the whole abdomen and the kidneys and vessels . A dedicated renal ultrasound looks only at the kidneys. Both are exc... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Yes important: Reticule nodular patterns are important for they imply a particular type of infection. You should have this investigated with your primary care doct... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Possible: A fall on outstretched arm may lead to a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. It is also possible the tear predates the fall hence the term... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Buddy tape: Most often these are treated by taping the toes together to limit movement . Taking the "stress" off the bone to allow it to heal is the goal. Unless ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
COPD : Emphysema and obstructive lung disease cause air to be trapped cause air spaces to expand. They look like balloon like structures that may make breath... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Rotator cuff?: Depending on the way you fell will help determine what muscle or ligaments could be injured. Still the best way to know is shoulder MRI . Talk to you... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
How swollen?: a couple of swollen lymph nodes doesn't necessarily mean anything. How large, where, how many have more meaning. And why that particular marker? It is... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Concerned: I am concerned by the story presented. I assume the dark right side of the heart is an area not well perfused with blood. Nonetheless the patient n... Read More
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Mar 17, 2016
an Excellent Doctor, very responsible and very caring and wants to help as much as possible
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Velt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Velt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Epidural injections were given to lumbar one week prior to cramping. At the same time, what you have written is my best guess, as well. VV ablation done a year ago. I'll...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was diagnosed with Arachnoiditis by neurologist using EMG. Have to wait 3 more weeks for MRI results. I suspect pain is the cyst not Arachnoiditis.. Gave me hope for...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I understand and can relate to what you write. Yesterday, I again saw my dentist who re-wrote an Rx for clindamycin. Maybe, it will help better. Thank-you very much for ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine, Belgium
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Tampa Region - Summer
2014
Top Diagnostic Radiologist, First Place, Florida - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Third Place, Tampa Region - Summer
2014
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