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A 29-year-old female asked:

can decompensated cirrhosis be seen on imaging?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Depends: it depends on your definition of decompensated cirrhosis, since cirrhosis itself is a de-compensated condition by definition. Liver function tests( blood draw), ultrasound, and specific types of scans( fibroscan, MRI, CT) can add to the picture. See you internal medicine doc for more specific info, or contact us here at HealthTap for a live consultation

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Do surgeons do imaging and diagnose?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Sure: All surgeons diagnose. As a vascular surgeon, i perform my own angiograms and interpret them, so I do my own imaging.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are imaging signs, symptoms of chiari malformations?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Complex: The imaging part is straightforward - you see herniation of the cerebellar tonsils on an MRI scan. The symptoms can be more difficult to pinpoint - these include headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, impaired coordination, and, in severe cases, paralysis.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the value of thermal imaging?

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Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology 16 years experience
Questionable: There is currently no proven thermal imaging technique but hopefully sometime in the near future!
A 46-year-old member asked:

What imaging might I get in the emergency room (er)?

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Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 32 years experience
Depends on symptoms: X-rays or radiographs are the most frequent images obtained in the er and are used for diagnosing fractures and pneumonia. With severe trauma (ex car accident) ct is frequently used as well as for conditions such as appendicitis, kidney stones, and abdominal conditions. Ultrasound is used for conditions such as gallstones, pregnancy. Mri may be used for evaluation of the brain or spine.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What imaging is being done on hydranencephaly?

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Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Nganswered
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 20 years experience
Depends: I assume you mean hydrocepahlus - aka "water on the brain". This is a condition with an abnormality in cerebrospinal fluid flow/production and results in increased pressure within the ventricular system. This can occur in infancy and is noted with a rapidly enlarging head, but can be acquired after infection or trauma/bleeding in the brain usually an head ultrasound or ct is done.

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