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Yes: Yes, you bet they can .Not much an MRI can't see. Magnetic Resonance Imaging is one of the most sophisticated and powerful imaging and diagnostic modalities that a radiologist has at his or her disposal. For certain things, CT reconstruction may be better but MRI is an excellent tool. Be more specific for a more specific answer. Do you mean the mediastinum, thorax, or muscles/chest wall? ...Read more
Thoracic surgeon said hemartoma, radiologists said lung nodule is possibly cancer.Who should I believe?
Depends: This depends on the size of the nodule and its characteristics on ct. Presence of fat and popcorn like calcifications in the nodule may suggest a harmatoma. If the nodule was present on a prior chest xray or ct, it would suggest benignity. Is it possible one doctor has access to your old studies & the other doctor doesn't. A pet/ct study would be useful as most harmatoma are benign on pet. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Your radiologist: Your radiologist. Your orthopod (if you were referred and he ordered the study) will probably take a look as well, for any surgical planning, etc. But ultimately a radiologist will make the final read and is responsible for the findings. ...Read more
It depends: If the pain is really mild, try to stay away from doctors. They may want to do an x-ray, etc.. However, if you are on medications like statins, such pain may be indicative of a more serious problem like rhabdomyolysis. Nerve pain may be indicative of diabetes. If it's back pain, try to strengthen your muscle core. For backs and necks, i say chiropractor. For pain elsewhere, i say osteopath. ...Read more
Mammo: focal asymmetry, sono: lipomas and adenopahies, surgeon recommend come back in 3 month, radiologist recommends mri:why?
Depends...: Depends upon radiologists degree of suspicion. It seems as if the radiologist wants to better evaluate the area of focal asymmetry, especially if there are no prior mammograms for comparative evaluation. Does the surgeon have any information which the radiologist does not? For a definitive pathological evaluation, a stereotactic core biopsy would give the best answer, without a diagnosis delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pains. Echo scan = septal hypokinesis. Hr 138 BP 138/90. Ambulance to a&e. Doc says possible pericarditis. A&e says muscular skelelightous.
Pericarditis or not?: Pericarditis should not result in septal hypokinesis by echo. You may have myopericarditis (involvement of the heart muscle and the coverings of the heart), or a false-positive finding by echo (sometimes it looks like hypokinesis but it is actually not). Pulse rate is high but does happen with chest pain or discomfort. Your age makes coronary (heart disease) unlikely. You need to see a heart doc! ...Read more
Could a chest Ct scan with contrast, stress echo, cardiac MRI w/CO, 3d echo twice, miss a blocked artery CAD? Done by mayo clinic AZ.Have chest pain.
MRI impression:mild disc bulge C3-C4,mild lumbar hypertrophic disease in facet joints, may-thurner syn,ovarian venous incompetency.Neuro says normal?
ISO Remote MRI review need second opinion of
Adhesive Arachnoiditis. I need a Radiologist or NeuroRadiologist. ?
Neurologist or N.Rad: Either a Neuroradiologist or a well-trained Neurologist would be the ones you should seek out for answers. If you have questions regarding CLINICAL SYMPTOMS, then a Neurologist would probably serve you better; bring a copy of the MRI report & pictures with you to the encounter. IF you can get a hold of a Neuroradiologist, s/he could prob explain the findings on the MRI; symptoms is another matter. ...Read more
Our report says Chest Apical Lordotic for RUL density ob chest xray: Chest CT is needed to further ealuate the preciously described findings as well?
Abd pain x 4 months, nausea,Abd CT showed severe stenosis of celiac artery possibly by ligament.Referred to vasc surgeon who ordered aorta scan. Why?
Part of workup: to check on other big vessels in your body, wish you all the best in the treatment process ...Read more
Just who does heart attack surgery? A cardiovascular doctor? Interventional cardiologist? Thoracic & Cardiac surgeon? Differences?
Interventional: CardiologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Get 3rd opinion: Everyone has lapses. Where there's differences of opinion, get the thoughts of a third physician -- a radiologist familiar with the clinical situation. ...Read more
Funny: Being an orthopedic surgeon i'd say we are because we get the clinical correlation with understanding the specific injury and location of the patients pain and the physical examination. That said , if it came down to looking at the pictures by themselves, the radiologist has the edge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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