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when did radiology become its own branch of medicine?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
About 1934.: 1895 Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered medical xrays. 1934 - Henry Pancoast became the founding president of the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
100 years ago: x-rays were discovered in the late 1800's. It became its own specialty because of the adverse reactions to radiation exposure.

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What does it mean if the ultrasound did not see anything in the sac?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Blighted ovum.: That would depend on how advanced the pregnancy is. By 5 weeks there should be at least a yolk sac present in the gestational sac in the uterus. By six weeks a fetal pole should be seen and 85 to 90% of the time a fetal heart beat is noted by six weeks. If there is no fetal pole or yolk sac present by six weeks, it is unlikely that the pregnancy is normal. That is referred to as a blighted ovum.
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How did legionnaires' disease get its name?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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That's an odd name for a disease. How did it get the name legionnaires' disease?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Organism name: The disease was originally called pontiac fever, named after the city in michigan where the disease was first described. However, legionella is the organism that causes the disease.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

I have a very hard time staying organized and on task in college. What do you recommend doing and what steps did you take to make sure you did?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Get Evaluated: After reading your listed questions, i gather you are having some difficulty in making decisions, not being able to finish assigned tasks or get organized, and maybe not realizing that psychiatry medicine is not the same as behavioral psychology. Unless you are already attending med school or planning to do so. Anyway, i recommend you get tested for adult add, complete physical and lab work.
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Where did aids come from?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Monkey virus: It was passed from monkeys (probably chimpanzees) to humans through blood exposure in the process of hunting and butchering. This occurred in sub-saharan africa in the early part of the 20th century.

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