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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Blood tests and imaging needed for lymphoma?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Blood tests and imaging needed for lymphoma?

Yes: Blood test, imaging as well as a bone marrow biopsy are needed- as part of the initial staging work up. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Radiology (Definition)

Radiologists are specialists whose expertise is in medical imaging (x-ray, ct, mri, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, etc). They have the most detailed understanding of how imaging is performed and what imaging is best for specific diseases or specific patients. The radiologist interprets the imaging studies ...Read more


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Can a medical and clinical laboratory technologist become a pathologist?

Can a medical and clinical laboratory technologist become a pathologist?

Yes: A technologist can become a pathologist if he/she goes to medical school, gets a medical degree, passes the medical boards and then does a pathology residency training program and takes pathology board exams. So, the answer is yes, but it is generally a lot of schooling between technologist and physician. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a radiologist and a diagnostic imaging technician?

What's the difference between a radiologist and a diagnostic imaging technician?

Medical school: A radiologist is a board certified physician who specializes in medical imaging. A radiologist has gone to med school and completed at least 5 years of on the job residency and/or fellowship training. ...Read more

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Would there be a narrow range of diagnoses for an ED patient who had 14 diagnostic lab tests, 1 unk diagnostic test at cost of $3k? Food poisoning?

Would there be a narrow range of diagnoses for an ED patient who had 14 diagnostic lab tests, 1 unk diagnostic test at cost of $3k? Food poisoning?

What is the question: You went to an emergency room for some illness and expected to be diagnosed without testing? You are lucky you were only charged $3, 000. It could have been a great deal more. Ers are abused, overused and populated by large numbers of people who never pay and cannot be turned away by law. Those who can pay foot the bill for those who cannot . This is why we need major revision to med care. ...Read more

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Do different labs give different lab result #s? How accurate is quest diagnostic lab?

Do different labs give different lab result #s? How accurate is quest diagnostic lab?

Slight differences: When labs use different methods for testing, the results are slightly different. Each lab provides its normal ranges and that should be used as a guide. Quest is accredited by the american college of pathologists and that requires maintaining good testing practices. ...Read more

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What types of diagnostic tests will be performed?

Need More Info: I need more information to understand your question. Would you mind explaining a bit about the reason you are having tests? ...Read more

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Does lab work on a blood sample reveal others problems than initial sample requested?

Does lab work on a blood sample reveal others problems than initial sample requested?

Yes: This is why the CBC and the chemical profile are among the cornerstones of screening today. ...Read more

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How to diagnostically evaluate for groin lump? What are the differential diagnosis? Examinations and investigations done to reach diagnosis?

How to diagnostically evaluate for groin lump?
What are the differential diagnosis? Examinations and investigations done to reach diagnosis?

Need to see your Dr.: When evaluating patients w/groin lumps, possibilities include hernias, enlarged lymph nodes, & fatty tumors, all of which may feel similar. The best place to start is with a primary care doctor. While ct scans and/or an ultrasound can be helpful, a careful exam by a general surgeon may be the only test needed. ...Read more

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Is urine test included in annual medical examination?

Is urine test included in annual medical examination?

Sometimes: Do you mean a routine urinalysis or a drug screen? Although a routine urinalysis seldom shows up anything important in folks without symptoms we still do them a lot. We'd never do a drug test in an annual pe unless you asked--unless your employer is paying for it and asks for a urine to be sent to their lab. ...Read more

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Who can legally order diagnostic imaging on a fetus?

Who can legally order diagnostic imaging on a fetus?

MD/DO's. : Any MD or DO can request diagnostic imaging of a fetus, however they then become legally bound to follow up on the results of the study, and with the patient. Therefore normally a patients pcp, OB/GYN , or a perinatologist will normally request the studies, for an indication of which they will be following. They will consider the risk of the exam to the benefit of the procedure. ...Read more

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Can a diagnostic/interventional neuroradiologist give a comprehensive consultation including the evaluation of the radiological images (ct, mri) and physical evaluation? Or is his/her consultation limited to the evaluation of the images only?

Can a diagnostic/interventional neuroradiologist give a comprehensive consultation including the evaluation of the radiological images (ct, mri) and physical evaluation? Or is his/her consultation limited to the evaluation of the images only?

Absolutely. I : Absolutely. I am an interventional radiologist and perfrom many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. I frequently see patients in my clinic and perform a comprehensive consultation. I also follow my patients after their procedure. Additionally, i spend some of my time as a diagnostic radiololgist. Most diagnostic radiologists do not perform comprehensive consulations. However, an interventional neuroradiologist will certainly see patients and perform consultations in anticipation of a possible procedure. ...Read more

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What tests are in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

What tests are in a comprehensive metabolic panel?

Metabolic panel: A comprehensive metabolic panel tests kidney and liver function, as well as the level of common electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and calcium. ...Read more

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Amylase and lipase are they part of routine bloodwork or are the extra tests that doctor must specify on lab work?

Amylase and lipase are they part of routine bloodwork or are the extra tests that doctor must specify on lab work?

Depends: These tests can be added to address pancreatic functions, but are often only included when there are signs or symptoms suggestive of problems with liver or pancreas. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more