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Dr. Garry Choy
Board Certified, Radiology
11 years in practice
74K people helped
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What is the value of thermal imaging?

Dr. Garry Choy
Board Certified, Radiology
11 years in practice
74K people helped
What is the value of thermal imaging?

Questionable: There is currently no proven thermal imaging technique but hopefully sometime in the near future! ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified
37 years in practice
2M people helped
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Dr. Meir Marmor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
63K people helped
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What are the dangers of excessive imaging ordering?

Dr. Meir Marmor
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
63K people helped
What are the dangers of excessive imaging ordering?

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 more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified
37 years in practice
2M people helped
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
6M people helped
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What can wallenberg disease cause. What is the preferred imaging for a diagnosis? Does it continue to affect the bodys functions over time ?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
6M people helped
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 more

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Dr. Paul Aitchison
Board Certified, Radiology
21 years in practice
36K people helped
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Is it normal to start seeing or imaging stuff while im high?

Dr. Paul Aitchison
Board Certified, Radiology
21 years in practice
36K people helped
Is it normal to start seeing or imaging stuff while im high?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified
37 years in practice
2M people helped
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
10 years in practice
890K people helped
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What kinds of imaging studies may be done to find diverticulitis?

Dr. Allen Kamrava
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
10 years in practice
890K people helped
What kinds of imaging studies may be done to find diverticulitis?
Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
10M people helped
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Can someone have a stroke and not know it? Would it show up on imaging?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
10M people helped
Can someone have a stroke and not know it? Would it show up on imaging?

Yes: Certain area of the brain when affected by stroke.......may not be felt or observed. ...Read more

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Board Certified, Radiology
19 years in practice
683K people helped
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What is diagnostic imaging?

Dr. Mazen Ghani
Board Certified, Radiology
19 years in practice
683K people helped
What is diagnostic imaging?

Diagnostic imaging: Refers to the specialty of radiology which includes xrays, ct scan, ultrasound, mri, nuclear medicine, mammography, fluoroscopy, and intervential radiology. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
13M people helped
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If I use HealthTap Prime, can doctors order imaging tests?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
13M people helped
If I use HealthTap Prime, can doctors order imaging tests?

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 more

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Dr. Edward Druy
Board Certified, Radiology
48 years in practice
189K people helped
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With which imaging methods is possible to examine venous patency in wrist area?

Dr. Edward Druy
Board Certified, Radiology
48 years in practice
189K people helped
With which imaging methods is possible to examine venous patency in wrist area?

Ultrasound: Doppler ultrasound is the most common diagnostic technique to evaluate the flow within vessels, and is a very quick, accurate, and painless examination that is widely available. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
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I recently had a mammogram and need additional imaging. Why is this?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
I recently had a mammogram and need additional imaging. Why is this?

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 more

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