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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Are elisa tests conducted by physicians, or techs? and how much training is required to conduct one?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Are normal blood tests and normal abdominal ultrasound and physical examination enough to exclude appendicitis?
Yes: yes it can in most of the time. ...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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amylase and lipase are they part of routine bloodwork or are the extra tests that doctor must specify on lab work?
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