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Dr. Paul Velt

Diagnostic Radiology
Lutz, FL
44 years experience male

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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

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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

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Miscarriage ?: It is possible there may have been a miscarriage . At this time, ultrasound would help clarify the situation
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Not really: Sigmoidoscopy looks at the sigmoid colon. However there is still that possibility that there may be something in the say cecum for which colonoscopy ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Not likely: The most common malignancy to affect spleen is lymphoma . There are those that may metastasize to the spleen. Nonetheless the difference in measureme... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Yes: Arteries and veins are both seen on non contrast studies also depends on how study is done
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Seems like a lot : There is increasing need for young people like yourself to limit the number of CT. I would suggest that you can consider an ultrasound . Should that ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Yes it is: ct scanning is very safe. You should not have many of these types of studies but to find out what is bothering you, nothing better
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Often: The very early signs are not usually seen on MRI. There are special criteria before you can say the MRI is considered ms
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Seems likely: Seems from what you say there is disc in the left nerve path. Not that this doesn't happen it does and fairly frequently. Sometimes even scar tissue... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Usually not: The MRI of the brain usually does not include enough of the neck to be of value. If the pain is further down the neck, then an MRI of neck is needed
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Depends : This depends on age. A 0.7cm thick endometrial thickness is normal for women who still have their period. If in the older woman that doesn't have her... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
You should be there: my personal feeling is that unless she gets her period and uses a tampon, I don't recommend transvaginal ultrasound in this age group. Transabdominal ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Pelvic ultrasound : This is a study of the pelvic organs. Usually this is performed patient notably a woman who is not pregnant. This can be done through a distended urin... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
See orthopedist : Those findings especially at the dome of the talus was once osteochondritis dessicans. To try and avoid further aritic findings talk to your doctor. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Very accurate : MRI in the head even without contrast is very sensative. Contrast is useful for small findings or to help define what we are seeing. This can also b... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Hyperplastic nodule: This sounds like a hyper plastic nodule. These are usually benign. In the absence of prior studies, this usually is followed up to show it's stable n... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Probably : The presence of a parameniscal cyst usually implies the meniscus is at least damaged. Not to mention causing pain. Best consult with an orthopedic sur... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Wait : There is always a chance the dates are not right. Waiting a week or two would take out the error in dates
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Depends: You did not say if the placenta was anterior or on top or postetior along the back of the uterus. On any event since it partially cover the opening by... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
See doctor: The size of the spleen is of note. This enlarges for many reasons. The liver also enlarged is of concern as well. There should be a coordinated lab... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Probably not: CT is pretty good to image the left side of the abdomen. In this setting MRI is best for problem solving. MRI is based on magnetic techniques. Depen... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
CT important: most liver cysts are not painful. At a certain size they may cause symptoms including pain. Simple cysts can be drained and made smaller by an invasiv... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
About DVT: no: If the ultrasound is normal then the probability is low that there is clot. It is not out of the question that pain down the legs is from the back. Be... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Echocardiogram: may give a better idea of how big your heart really is. That is because a CT is performed on your back, most of the time. That does tend to make the h... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Whooping cough: has a distinct cough. Bronchitis and pneumonia may be difficult to tell apart but many times bronchitis on an X-ray will not show whereas pneumonia sh... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Depends : Depends on how the CT was performed. High density means one thing low another. It is difficult to be more specific without more information
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Not all seen with: ultrasound. The cord like findings my be part of muscle and muscle tendons. This may look like muscle on an ultrasound. As for lymph, there are precio... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Monthly hormones: it seems to me that the one thing you didn't mention is when is this the most sensitive. In most young ladies, breast pain will follow the ups and dow... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Very early : The HCG level is very low. That suggests a very early pregnancy. Wait 1-2 weeks and repeat the HCG measure and the ultrasound and then you will have a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Not fatal: as this simply describes what the thyroid tissue looked like on ultrasound. You did not state if a "mass" was seen or a cyst. This should be compared ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
There are many: And they include but not limited to: fatigue, liver enzymes that are very elevated, ammonia levels may be high. Fluid imbalance with ascites and jaund... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Difficult problem: one might consider sleeping elevated. The history of strokes means a possible problem swallowing in which case a gastrostomy feeding tube may be the l... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Orange size?: i presume you do not mean color but size. The thyroid is not a very large gland to begin with. If it is a cyst then a colloid cyst is common. There a... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Maybe: The best way to determine if you are pregnant is with a blood test. There is always the possibility that your dates are incorrectly determined. Best t... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
It would help: to know what organ we are talking about. In the breast these findings have one meaning, in the liver another. So it would be very helpful to know wher... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Possible: It will take a little time for this to appear on ultrasound. Best to see a jump in serum hormone levels. Then you will know for sure.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Sure why not: Any of the medications you listed may cause those symptoms. Heart scan may add additional information. I would also check with your primary care phys... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
That depends : That would depend on what one was looking for. For most instances, ct is better, inspire of the radiation. Just keep the number of these tests to wh... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
No : Thrombin is also a part of the body's way of stoping bleeding . It usually gets resorted over time.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Ultrasound of what: It is not clear from your question what was imaged. Ultrasound is very sensative to the person doing the study. The slightest pressure can "create" ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
See doctor: These symptoms should be evaluated as soon as possible. MRI of the lumbar spine sounds like it is in order
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Not often: Retro peritoneal attenuation is and unusual term on ct. CT is usually very good at detecting enlarged lymph nodes of lymphoma . And understand that ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Yes: The fact that ultrasound didn't show much and liver enzymes normal doesn't mean you are out of the woods if you keep drinking. Best to stop and keep t... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Fibrin in cyst: Ovarian cysts frequently will have stuff inside. When they do not, it is a simple cyst. When there is bleeding in to the cyst, they become complex. Th... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Not serious: I hope the CT was of your sinuses. It would help to know that. If it is, the this is sometimes referred to as chronic sinusitis. Nasal sprays will hel... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
That will depend: on your age. For example, if you are say 50 or older then one might say this is commonly found in that age group. On the other hand , if you are say 2... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Probably: the same cysts. CT usually not very good in female pelvis to look at ovaries. Ultrasound is much better.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Both: gall stones are known to cause nausea. Gastritis can also lead to nausea. It is best to visit your doctor as either of these conditions can develop in... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
It would help: Axial act with 3D reconstruction is extremely useful in these instances. This will help locate dental nerve and help plan treatment. Any possible infe... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Yes but: It is not likely to be subdural hematoma but the more worrisome would be epidural and if symptoms persist you should see your doctor. Concussion can p... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Not for cysts: not necessary to repeat MRI for liver cysts. If there is a reason to look for cancer, that would be another reason for an MRI. Actually ultrasound is ... 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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