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how to interpret my xray?

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience
See your doc: Best thing to do is see the doctor who ordered the x-Ray for interpretation. You can also contact the Radiologist that officially interpreted the exam.

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