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The golden rule: As a general rule one should only perform an imaging study if he has a specific question that the study can answer and if there is the potential to change the treatment plan based on the findings from the imaging study. If you can not answer with a definite yes to both questions then you should not perform the study. Otherwise, any risk taken (radiation, over diagnosis/treatment) is unwarranted. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What can wallenberg disease cause. What is the preferred imaging for a diagnosis? Does it continue to affect the bodys functions over time ?
Wallenberg's: Wallenberg's syndrome is caused by a stroke which damages part of the brain stem and causes sensation loss in different areas in both sides of the body. Balance, slurred speech and swallowing problems may occur. If signs and symptoms don't improve within weeks, the symptoms are often permanent. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
PRIME and x-rays...: HealthTap PRIME began this summer (2014), and is a Primary Care service. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. Patients don't select a doctor on PRIME. A consultation ends each time, and the doctor does not follow-up after the consultation. Thus, no lab nor imaging tests are ordered (otherwise, a follow-up visit would be needed). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
The radiologist: identified a potential abnormality on the screening mammo, and it requires special additional views and possibly ultrasound to completely evaluate. This scenario occurs with approximately 10% of screening mammos, and once the additional imaging is performed, about 80% of the time it is nothing of concern. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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