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Dr. John Landi
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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I'm having awful anxiety deciding between going to school for medical assistant or dialysis technician. Any insight on what route to go would be great?

I'm having awful anxiety deciding between going to school for medical assistant or dialysis technician. Any insight on what route to go would be great?

More training better: A medical assistant has less training than a dialysis technician and is ready to work more quickly. However, the opportunity for advancement is limited forcing further training such as nursing school. A dialysis technician must become certified after more extensive training. Dialysis jobs are available throughout the country after certification. Job security is better in the dialysis position. ...Read more

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Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Up to you: It all depends on where your interests lie and what you like to do best. The only person who can really answer your question for you is you. ...Read more

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Doctor, I am a Dialysis Technician for Davita. Earlier today 12/4/15 I was attending to a older African American woman. She is easily in her mid to late 70s, walks with a walker, a overall sweet woman. She is also a heavy bleeder. (But only when removing

Doctor, I am a Dialysis Technician for Davita. Earlier today 12/4/15 I was attending to a older African American woman. She is easily in her mid to late 70s, walks with a walker, a overall sweet woman. She is also a heavy bleeder. (But only when removing

Here are some...: Glad to see someone like you taking good care of the patient. Known to us, all patients under dialysis have their significant organ/system derangement with fluid, electrolytes, nutrition, functionality, etc. so they are susceptible to have infection, bleeding, less tolerance to drug use, etc. But what is your specific Q for this patient? More? Ask your supervising nephrologists for individual... ...Read more

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Before my abdominal CT scan the technician gave me a big glass of water and said i shld drink and finish it up..What is that for?Thanks?

Before my abdominal CT scan the technician gave me a big glass of water and said i shld drink and finish it up..What is that for?Thanks?

Water as contrast: Ct uses contrast both positive and negative to assess mucosa of bowel. Positive contrast usually contains iodine or barium to be seen on ct. Negative contrast can use water to see mucosa. One glass of water would show the stomach well. For the small bowel multiple glasses of water have to be ingested beginiing hours before the ct, called ct enterography. ...Read more

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Questions about methadone treatment in wa state my wife and I have been enrolled in a methadone rehabilitation/treatment clinic in vancouver, wa since march 31st of 2011. My wife worked as a kidney dialyisis technician at the same treatment center for ov

Questions about methadone treatment in wa state my wife and I have been enrolled in a methadone rehabilitation/treatment clinic in vancouver, wa since march 31st of 2011.  My wife worked as a kidney dialyisis technician at the same treatment center for ov

What is the ?: I don't know what information you are looking for. The best evidence is that most people need at least 2 years of treatment before considering starting a gradual dose reduction, with high rates of relapse to street drug use in people who have been on for significantly less time (6 months or less). Some people manage well with drug-free treatment, but it's only about 15% of the total. ...Read more

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What’s CT angiography?

What’s CT angiography?

Specially : Timed ct scan to evaluate arteries of the body part imaged. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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What does CT angio v/s conventional angiography looked for?

What does CT angio v/s conventional angiography looked for?

Blood vessels: Both exams look at the size and pattern of your blood vessels as well as how much blood is going to your organs. This can be useful to look for blocked or narrow arteries as well as for diagnosing and treating cancer. ...Read more

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Could any radiologist(s) here evaluate my CT imaging if I have a disc copy?

Could any radiologist(s) here evaluate my CT imaging if I have a disc copy?

Diagnosis: HealthTap does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For these services, please use HealthTap Prime. HealthTap is used to help provide basic medical answers to questions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been on peritoneal dialysis for two years. I'm now noticing that i'm urinating s lot less than before. Should this be a cause of concern, ?

I've been on peritoneal dialysis for two years. I'm now noticing that i'm urinating s lot less than before. Should this be a cause of concern, ?

Loss of urine: This is average, actually, for a person on peritoneal dialysis. Over about 5-8 months, a person receiving hemodialysis loses urine production. A person receiving peritoneal dialysis typically retains urine flow for 1-2 years, sometimes longer. Loss of urine flow diminishes native kidney clearances, so your diet will have to be stricter and your nurse/doctor may have to raise dialysis bags/day. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more