Dr. Ken Levin

Radiology
AL
46 years experience male

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Ken Levin, MD

PA

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virtual consults, PA
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Bio

I am a Board Certified in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. I have a broad knowledge of Medicine, acquired over many years of practice. My Health Tap practice is limited to second opinion consultations. As a radiologist, we are central to the diagnostic process. I will help you find out what is going on, and direct you to the type of doctor who can treat you. I have been providing this service for years. The Health Tap allows me access to more people. I will be happy to schedule an appointment at a mutually convenient time.

Specialties
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Radiology

Nuclear Medicine

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Probably not: The endometrium (inner lining of the uterus} changes throughout the woman's cycle. The measurements that were given are not abnormal.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Depends: There is debate about ultrasound in pregnancy. until the 1980s Ultrasound was not available, and women still had babies. If there are no problems wi... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
No. don't know: Patch has probably been present since stomach was formed. I doubt significant increased cancer risk, but these are rare, and it is impossible to stu... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Consult: You have several symptoms, some of which are of concern. I think you should consult with a doctor. I will be happy to consult with you, or perhaps y... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Technical issues: MRI does not show calcification. X=ray does.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Yes: The hip problem should not affect her ability to conceive a healthy child. The added weight may worsen the pain from her hip.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
No one knows: a clinical cancer has millions or billions of cells, by the time it is detected. (Cells are very tiny) To calculate the time required to go from a few... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Perhaps: A CT scan may show a blood clot. However, the current approach to assessing blood clots is Doppler ultrasound.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Probably not: It is not a good idea to take a sedative medication without discussing it first with the anesthesiologist performing your anesthesia.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Unlikely: A contrast reaction is unlikely, However, please tell the technologists of the previous reaction.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Its Its gerd: Gerd often causes a vague tightness in the throat area that can't be localized, Consider trying some acid suppressing medication to see if your sympt... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
May be: your question is of the form: Can A cause B? A question of this form is almost always answered may be, because in order to answer yes or no, one ha... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Not a plan: By the time you can feel a enlarging uterus, you can know that you are pregnant by other means. Like no periods, enlarging breasts etc.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Perhaps: You may be pregnant. If your period doesn't come soon, you should perform pregnancy test.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Probably: If your period is late and you have had unprotected sex, it is quite possible that you are pregnant. I recommend an over-the-counter urine test to con... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Reflux: Gastro-esophageal reflux is one of the most likely causes of these symptoms. Of course, other causes are possible considering the limited information ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Perhaps: A CT may show an ulcer, but is not the optimal means of making the diagnosis. Endoscopy or Barium Swallow is typically performed for ulcer.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Many causes: About 3 in 10 couples are infertile. Consider getting checked out. It may be his problem.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Uncertain: there are many causes for bleeding in a pregnant patient. she should be checked out by a gynecologist.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Leg cramps?: If you are in reasonably good health, it is unlikely that your symptoms are serious. If you have had a negative venous Doppler exam, is suspect that y... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Unlikely: The thymus is unlikely to cause these symptoms.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Depends: If you have not had cancer, pain is most likely not due to cancer. In particular if it is chronic. Other causes of pain are much more likely.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
No information: The pancreas is frequently obscured by bowel gas. This means no information is obtained about the pancreas.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Should I have radioactive iodine I recommend iodine recommend iodine no: I recommend radioiodine ablation A major goal of this treatment is to remove all thyroid tissue from your body. This will help with future treatments ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
What is the issue: One should treat the patient, not the test. If you are asymptomatic, these findings are irrelevant.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Yes: short interval follow-up is recommended
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Wait: That nodule is too small to characterize. Following up according to guidelines is probably what the pulmonologist will tell you. Other, consideration... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
A while: In most cases it takes a while for cancer to grow to the point of obstruction. It may be perceved as rapid, if the patient is unaware of the cancer.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Hypothyroidism: You may develop hypothyroidism. This won't kill you, but should be avoided. You should stay on thyroid hormone. Generic T4 is inexpensive.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Further evaluation: You provide little information. You need additional evaluation to define these foci. This could involve x-rays or advanced imaging.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Uncertain: Probably multiple causes, depending on the individual. If someone figures this out they may get a Nobel prize.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Yes: There are differences, but one cannot do that in the space allowed to answer questions. Please consider a consult with me. COPD =hyperinflation IPF ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
May be: A question of the form can A show B is almost always answered maybe, because you cannot completely exclude the possibility that it may or may not demo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Sometimes: Ovarian cysts are common and the majority of them are benign. A small simple cyst in a menstruating woman is almost undoubtedly benign. More complex c... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Unlikely: Your question is confusing. Intravenous contrast usually does not help in evaluating bone spurs.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Yes: Fasting of solid foods, plenty of water, don't pee.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Occasionally: Radioactive Iodine may be used to ablate residual thyroid tissue, and functioning metastatic disease. In between treatments, thyroid activity is sup... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Perhaps: The upper limit of the endometrial stripe in a cycling woman, is debatable. Yours is very prominent. If you are assymptomatic, repeat scan after your ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Radiology 46 years experience
Probably ok: Many women how persistent low-level hematuria. Of course, one cannot exclude an evolving/progressing condition when initially encountered. Persistent ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Levin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Levin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Dec 3, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for replying. I had surgery to remove my stone 2 wks ago. I passed 1/2 of it a week B4.Thin flat 7mm & black. Doc didn't believe it was til he removed ...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Out of all the answers from three other doctors you are the only one who answered my special concerns and not gave me a answer to the difference. I have contacted the d...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! How astonishingly high---the numbers. I get the point to live every day in a positive way. I still cannot believe it.

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Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1977MD
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