Dr. Sridhar Shankar

Radiology
Memphis, TN
male

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Radiology

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Tennessee

Languages spoken

Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil

Doctor Q&A

89 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Not necessarily: Chest xray is a notoriously poor test for lung cancer screening. Currently, low dose chest CT is the recommendation for lung cancer screening. Here is... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
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Probably. The stone in the common bile duct is likely causing the dilation in the biliary system and should resolve once the stone is removed.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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No issues : Assuming you had no issues with he scan or immediately after, it should be fine. No known interaction of Iodinated contrast with alcohol.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Very subjective: Andrew, your question is very subjective. Depending on the gastroenterologist's experience, there is a good chance what he thought might be true. This... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Leave it alone?: If it's proven benign, and it's not too much of a problem, just live with it. If it is causing issues (cosmetic/limitation of movement etc.), see a su... Read More
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A female asked:
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Age related likely: As we age there is wear and tear on our spines. Vertebrae are sort of rectangular in shape and as we age, forward bending (sometimes trauma) the front... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
UC: Probably refers to Ulcerative Colitis Proctitis; UC involving the rectum
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Yes: He will need to be evaluated and likely get a CT scan to see the extent of the infection.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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No: SO, the answer is not really. Why would you? Is there any special reason or concern you have for a brain aneurysm?
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Yes, there is a possibility of epidural hematoma. However, the hematoma will likely be small if it is there at all, and also likely they will do nothi... Read More
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A female asked:
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Yes: Like Dr Pool said, it could be many things. Given your ovarian cyst history, ovarian torsion would need to be ruled out.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Sounds like infected: Seen a surgeon. It may need to be drained if it's an abscess. If small a course of antibiotics should take care of it.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
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Resolution of Image: If the inflammation is superficial, involving the mucosa for example, you may feel terrible, but imaging will not show much. This is because the spati... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
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Complex Answer: Spondylitis refers to inflammation of the spine although the usage is loose and includes degenerative changes as well. As such one cannot have spondyl... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Possibly hemorrhoid: What you self diagnosed is possible; I would consider cancer less likely given your age but I think you need to go see a surgeon for evaluation before... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
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No: COPD is a clinical diagnosis. Findings of COPD on CT can frequently be late when symptoms are already obvious.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: Maybe a kidney stone. CT without contrast to start
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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More info: 5 mm is small. What is the time interval between the scans? If it has been stable for about 2 years, it's benign.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Radiology
Not really: MR studies of the abdomen are highly specialized in terms of what one wants to look at. Enterography studies are optimized to look at the bowel. That ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
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Confusing: The picture is confusing for sure. You're 42, and have abdominal pain, and you've been told you're pregnant--the HCG numbers seem to be going down. I... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Perhaps: CT is a great test that shows lymph nodes in the neck well. Granulomas usually demonstrate some degree of calcification but not always. Also, they ten... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Ask your Surgeon: In general removing the gallbladder is very safe. Of course there are caveats. Your surgeon should be able to explain all the risks and potential co... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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It's a mixed bag: Ultrasound is not very good for looking at the pancreas in general. Could it have missed a cancer? Yes. That said, I see you're only 21 years old, an... Read More
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A female asked:
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No: It is unlikely that a 5 mm module is causing pain. Currently recommended practice is to follow up annually for less than 1 cm (or 1.5 cm) nodules. Mor... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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No: Well, it's a qualified no. US is good for looking at solid organs but not so good for bowel. However it seems you already have an irritable bowel diag... Read More
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A male asked:
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It's Subjective: Generally, increased echogenecity indicates fatty infiltration, and coarsened echo texture (of the liver) could indicate cirrhosis (or hepatitis; amon... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Depends : Without knowing why you’re getting contrast got the chest CT, but assuming it is indicated, I would say between 60-100cc usually.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Unlikely: With thin people, it is often possible to see or feel pulsation in the head or neck when at rest. This is normal. You would very likely never feel a b... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Further look: Assuming the US was of the bladder, they might have seen something that suggested the problem lay higher up in the urinary tract (UTI is urinary tract... Read More
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A female asked:
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Yes, urgent care: Not knowing what your underlying medical condition/history is, I would say yes, go to urgent care. It may be a pseudoaneurysm in the femoral artery (a... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
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Variable: Usually there will be fluid surrounding the lung with lumpy masses that encircle the lung (usually one side lung or even around the heart).
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A 43-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Very likely. Why do you think you have mesothelioma?
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A 48-year-old female asked:
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Possibly : Depends what the MRI indication s (what your Doc writes in the equestrian). MRI protocol to look at the vessels is called an MR angiogram, and if they... Read More
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A male asked:
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Unclear question: One kidney is good enough if it is healthy. I have no idea though if you were born that way or if you had one kidney taken out. Live donors can donate... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
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Low possibility: Approximately 1% of cancers never show up on scans (primary); the chance of having a symptomatic lung cancer with a negative CT is low. Is the PET als... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
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Qualified yes: They do an ECG or EKG but it may not be a full 12 lead test like the cardiologist would want, but for most purposes good enough.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Hello. The protocol will depend on the institution. Usually, however, many places will run some basic MRI sequences of the brain, especially when they... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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See a Surgeon: Sounds like it could be a hernia but I would see a surgeon because these things have a tendency to become larger over time and could turn into an emer... Read More
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A female asked:
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Need More Info: Shotty lymph nodes usually mean small but many nodes. The important thing is to see if they have fatty centers (meaning they are likely benign) or not... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Qualified Yes: In general that would be a good approach. You forgot the most important thing--exercise. My recommendation would be to consult a personal trainer who ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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Yes: I think it's fine especially likely if you are fit and run or other form of cardio. You may want to incorporate some weights into your regimen too
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A 63-year-old female asked:
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Partial hernia: It means that part of the wall of the intestine is sticking out of the abdominal wall. It is a rare hernia but because only part of the bowel wall is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Give it a week: You probably have a bruise. If the range of motion does not improve in a week you should get it checked out. Earlier if you're a competitive athlete (... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Reflux?: You may be having reflux with certain foods and symptoms might be related to an ulcer in that location. Avoid the trigger foods for a few weeks and se... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Depends: No one knows how long a cancer patient will live. At best it is an educated guess based on a umber of assumptions like chemo/other treatment, conditio... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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Probably no followup: The question seems incomplete, but a 21 mm cyst would be considered physiological and not requiring followup.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Most likely nothing: I believe you are quite lean and that is why your aortic pulsation is visible. If you are concerned about a possible aneurysm (ballooning of the aorta... Read More
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A female asked:
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Mixed bag: Reasonable question, but like anything else, more data will be helpful in making a pre-test probability forecast. Assuming a 50-50 risk for all comers... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
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Probably not: Small hyper intense spots are frequently seen in the brain on MRI. Especially when in the white matter, they are knows as Virchow Robin spaces or peri... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
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Unlikely : Desiccation is a slow, chronic process that is usually accompanied by other end plate changes. L3-4 is a common level to have these changes as well.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I was also wondering if a biopsy could be wrong. My doctor suspects Mono but I have not been sick or been around anyone sick. My lymph node has been enlarged for two mo...Read More
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