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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!
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Thermal imaging: Temperature readings on the body surface correlate with underlying function. Thermal imaging is a cutting edge technology that can detect changes due to disease or cancer without any harmful radiation.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Medical value? Comin: The medical value of thermography (or thermal imaging) is not yet proven / evident. Thermography has military, screening, & industrial uses; for instance, to check to see which passengers have elevated body temp (1 of the symptoms of H1N1 influenza). It is being investigated to help with plastic surgeries & wound care, but its adoption has not been widespread or universally accepted at this point.

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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 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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to start seeing or imaging stuff while im high?

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Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 26 years experience
Depends: On what you are using to get high. There are many psychotropic drugs that may cause hallucinations. Although marijuana does not typically cause hallucinations per se, it could be laced with a stronger drug.

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