Dr. Michael Gabor

Diagnostic Radiology
cohoes, NY
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Cohoes

Address

21 sutton drive, Cohoes
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Capital District Physicians Health Plan

Aetna

AFLAC

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Cigna

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

CIGNA Health Care

Capital Imaging Associates, PC

cohoes, NY

About

Bio

I attended med school and completed my Radiology residency at The University of Connecticut. I continued at UCONN as Assistant Professor of Radiology, with clinical duties at UCHC and the Newington VA Medical Center. At UCHC, I held a number of leadership positions, including chairman of the Medical Imaging QA Committee, co-chairman of the integrated ED/Radiology TQM Committee, and member of the School of Medicine Council. In 1999, I joined the medical staff at Albany Memorial Hospital, where I served as chairman of the Medical Imaging Department from 2001-2013. I was elected AMH Medical Staff Treasurer, Secretary, and Vice-President. In 2008, I completed a Health Care MBA from the UMASS Isenberg School of Management. I have been Medical Director at Capital Imaging Associates since 2001

Specialties
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Diagnostic Radiology

Radiology

Licenses

United States: New York, Pennsylvania

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
No: it should not cause a cyst.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Calcifications: It depends. There are many causes of breast calcifications, most benign. Some cancers also cause calcifications. Based on their size, shape, and di... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Ultrasound: It depends on the type of ultrasound. Ultrasound is very accurate in depicting many types of abnormalities. Since there is no ionizing radiation inv... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Running will: burn more calories and exercise the abdominal musculature more than walking.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Yes, the: tissue specimens obtained often have blood on them due to bleeding caused by the biopsy.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
If it: is a very large ulcer it might. Otherwise, an ulcer would be difficult to pick up.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
You should see: your doctor for evaluation. Ultrasound and possibly mammogram may be needed.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
True: We usually recommend 6 months for screening. Are you 26? You are too young for screening unless you are a BRCA carrier. If you have a lump, ultraso... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
There are certain: imaging features that can used to be reasonably certain that a nodule is a fibroadenoma, and assign it to the BIRADS 3(probably benign, less than 3% ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Scoliosis: It is much like many other xrays. The images are taken with the patient standing erect, back to the detector or film,and front facing the xray tube. ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
It depends: on other imaging features. Some masses can be defined as benign, others as indeterminate, and others as having a high probability of malignancy. So... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
The ability to: visualize the abdominal aorta, and abdominal aortic aneurysms, does not depend on blood pressure.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Speak with: your doctor about it, but waiting one month is unlikely to change the prognosis.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
There is often: overlap of imaging features between the various cystic ovarian masses, which includes endometrioma. Management depends on your age, clinical history,... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
There are : a multitude of abnormalities that could potentially be found on a chest xray. Without further information there is no way to speculate what it might ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
If you: aspirated a small amount of water and had a spontaneous cough reflex you are probably OK.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
If you have: previous chest X-rays to compare, that would be helpful in making the determination between mild pleural thickening(scarring) or effusion(fluid). The... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
The growth plates: normally close late in puberty, after that there is very limited potential for further height growth.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Esophageal achalasia: is the failure of the lower esophageal sphincter muscle to relax, resulting in retention of food/fluid in the esophagus, and regurgitation. Primary a... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
More information: is needed to make an assessment. What type of MRI? What is the specific finding in the report?
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
It is possible,: but cysts are usually described as "anechoic" rather than "hypoechoic". This could potentially be a solid mass, and further evaluation with CT or MRI... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
You need to: find out what is causing it. There are a number of possibilities. See your doctor for an evaluation.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Sperm: can survive 3-5 days within the woman's reproductive tract, and after ovulation the egg can survive 1-2 days, so potentially sperm from any of those d... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
A CT can: detect masses, inflammatory processes, bowel obstruction, and congenital variants/anomalies that might be causing pain.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
It won't: make a difference. The ultrasound tech will wipe off any visible gel and apply ultrasound gel for the scan.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Nothing completely: specific for this uncommon tumor. Multiple solid masses,some coalescent. It can be hypoechoic, mixed echogenicity, or hyperechoic.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Fluid around the: pancreas is a sign of acute pancreatitis. Your mom may have had an acute exacerbation of her pancreatitis.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
No,: the biopsy procedure itself does not increase the risk of cancer. However, a history of prior breast biopsies is considered a small risk factor(e.g. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Marrow reconversion: is not an abnormality in and of itself, but is a normal physiologic response of the marrow to a variety of hypoxic or anemic states. For example, smo... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
There are: different ways to perform a chest CT, depending on what your doctor is looking for. A "routine" CT will show lungs, mediastinum, aorta and great vess... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Yes,: definitely. The spleen can be easily measured on CT.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
I assume you: mean Chiari malformations? Yes, they should be seen on brain MRIs.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
=Sensory loss: or anesthesia involving different divisions of the trigeminal nerve, "snout" meaning nose, and "balaclava helmet" meaning a facial distribution simila... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
It doesn't: necessarily mean cancer, but if your symptoms persist, it is likely that the removed mass was not responsible for the discharge. Is it bloody dischar... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Mastitis: can be associated with headaches and other symptoms like fever/chills.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
It depends.: if it is not causing symptoms, and is not in a location to likely cause symptoms, there may not be a pressing need for any treatment at this point.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Not: exactly sure of the question. Are you asking whether female radiologists have a higher incidence of fetal anomalies and spontaneous abortion? The an... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Bone spurs: can be caused by abnormal stress or traction on tendons, so you could have a tendon problem that leads to a bone spur. See your doctor or an orthoped... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Ultrasound: is generally better at evaluating gallstones and the gallbladder(particularly signs of cholecystitis) than a CT scan.
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
They are: the shadows of blood vessels and bronchial structures visible on a chest x-ray.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
I am: not really sure of the question. Was there something abnormal on your pelvic ultrasound?
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Talk to your: OB about it. Whether or not the fibroid is significant depends on its size and location.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
There are a: number of potential causes, most common are diabetes and obesity. See your doctor about its significance in your particular case.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
At your age,: this is most likely a benign hemorrhagic cyst, but it needs to be followed up with your gyn and probably follow up ultrasounds to see if it resolves.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
For dates,: about +/- 8%.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Bone scan: I assume this is a bone scan. Increased uptake means a site of abnormal increased bone metabolic activity, which is usually a response to trauma, in... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Take a home: pregnancy test to check for pregnancy. If you are having UTI symptoms, you should see your doctor.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Yes: The most reliable way to differentiate the two is with intravenous contrast. Malignant tumors almost always enhance, tarlov cysts don't. Usuall... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
No. They are two: completely different studies. A sinus CT scan will not adequately evaluate the pituitary region, and a pituitary MRI will not adequately evaluate the... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
No, you: will not know the difference between the MRA and a regular MRI. The difference is due to specific protocols and scanning parameters on the technical e... Read More
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Jul 20, 2014
Dr Gabor has an outstanding knowledge base of both diagnostic radiology and of medicine in general (across the board). He is providing a valuable service to the public via Healthtap. I endorse Dr. ...Read More
Apr 27, 2015
Dr Michael Gabor is an excellent physician, very knowledgeable,passionate, and on the top of his field. He is a great value to the people of NY, and to the family of health tap
May 28, 2017
I've enjoyed learning from Dr. Gabor on Healthtap. He's a very active physician and offers great answers to the posed questions.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Sir, thank you for your response. But the thing is, I sometime feel pain on the side of the testis that has stayed horizontal. I went to the doctors and checked, they s...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I had a CT already done due to Malignant Prostate Cancer that was just discovered as well. I also just completed a bone imaging scan of entire body. I am going to have ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Doctor Gabor. It was Very Appreciated that you took time to answer my question. (just fyi The ridges I referred to are like light "wrinkles" on the bone surfac...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

JOHN DEMPSEY HOSPITAL

Awards

Healthtap Top Diagnostic Radiologist(National) Fall 2014
Healthtap Top Diagnostic Radiologist(National) Summer 2014
Virtual Care Certified: Level 1

Affiliations

American College of Radiology, American Roentgen Ray Society
American Board of Radiology
Radiologic Society of North America
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