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Any dangers of therapeutic ultrasound massagers?

Any dangers of therapeutic ultrasound massagers?

Risk ultrasound mass: Fda instructions say ultrasound waves should not come in contact with any vital organ of your body, followind organs heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, stomach, spleen, bowels, eyes, ears, ovaries, testicles, brain and spinal cord. Also there are other limitations it is safe&effective, but can cause pain due to cavitation/due to heating of the gas contained in tissue cell nuclei. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound: A doppler ultrasound is used to measure flow. It uses sound waves and doesn't hurt the fetus at all. ...Read more

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Amniocentesis is completed for both diagnostic and therapeutic reason amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is completed for both diagnostic and therapeutic reason amniocentesis

That : That is true. Some pregnant patients have "polyhydramnios", where there is too much fluid around the baby, which can occur for several reasons. In that case, extra fluid can be drained. The most common indication for amniocentesis is for diagnostic purposes, where fluid is tested to determine the health and genetics of the baby. ...Read more

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Age 33. If fibroadenoma stability documented using sono, what is usual monitoring? Does monitoring include maamo AND/OR sono? Repeated mammo safe?

Age 33. If fibroadenoma stability documented using sono, what is usual monitoring? Does monitoring include maamo AND/OR sono? Repeated mammo safe?

Best monitor: core needle biopsy , and conformation it is fibroadenoma not a malignant lesion . If it is not done then you need all the needless tests , confirmation is only by biopsy not the all other tests. ...Read more

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Should I study diagnostic radiography or chiropractic therapy?

Should I study diagnostic radiography or chiropractic therapy?

Shadow Mentor: I would shadow a mentor in both fields and see where the majority of your interests lie. It also depends upon the level of education and responsibility that you would like. A radiology tech takes images ordered by a physician, but does not read them. A Doctor of Chiropractic can take and read their films. Chiropractic is progressing and their are specialties including Chiropractic Radiologists. ...Read more

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Is prp injections done better with ultrasound guidance?

Is prp injections done better with ultrasound guidance?

Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. PRP can be done with ultrasound guidance for musculoskeletal indications. This will increase the precision of the injections. ...Read more

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Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options

Failed tykocin  therapy for afib ablation not an   option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered  side effect? Any other options

Depends: In order to safely prescribe medication for a fib it is important to know more about your heart, specifically whether there are any abnormalities. There are drugs other than amiodarone and tikosyn (dofetilide) but the do not have the same efficacy (success rate ). ...Read more

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Whats the difference between training for diagnostic medical sonography or vascular ultrasound tech?

Whats the difference between training for  diagnostic medical sonography or vascular ultrasound tech?

Vascular ultrasound : Early training is essentially the same. Later training will focus on vascular or general depending on the program. Many technologist train in both. ...Read more

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TSI bloodwork test or Thyroid Uptake test with the radioisotopes? Benefits/risks, pros/cons? Are they interchangeable as diagnostic tool for graves?

TSI bloodwork test or Thyroid Uptake test with the radioisotopes? Benefits/risks, pros/cons? Are they interchangeable as diagnostic tool for graves?

Thyroid: The first thing you must do is have your doctor order the thyroid labs once he/she has taken a full history and physical exam. The first thing would be to order the thyroid labs and if they are abnormal the radiology program will look for problems in your thyroid. Do not get too concerned for now - all may be OK. If not appropriate care will be given after discussion with you. Keep me posted! ...Read more

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Ultrasound therapy on spine during pregnancy?

Ultrasound therapy on spine during pregnancy?

Ask the provider: Obstetricians cannot be expected to know every single alternative therapy that pregnant women might consider. Instead, it is the duty of the specialists who provide treatments to understand how their therapy can affect pregnancy. High pulse ultrasound does have some potential risks to a developing fetus. ...Read more

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Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?

Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?

Precaution care: It sounds like these are precautions taken to prevent surgical or hospitalization (bedrest) complications due to inactivity and not eating. Stomach acid is reduced with proton pump inhibitor meds and deep vein thrombosis caused by venous stasis prevented with a device that wraps around the calves and squeezes intermittently. ...Read more

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Which drug is contraindicted for a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy?

Which drug is contraindicted for a patient receiving anticoagulant therapy?

Coumadin (warfarin): There are different anticoagulants out there with different indications. I will just make the assumption you are talking about warfarin. In which case foods that are high in vitamin K like liver, leafy green vegetables, or vegetable oils can make Coumadin less effective. ...Read more

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High TSH (mine 9.58 & standard is0.40-4.5), normal free t4(mine 0.9 & standard is0.8-1.8) or T3 (liothyronine) thyroid (mine2.8 & standard 2.3-4.2) can you help?

High TSH (mine 9.58 & standard  is0.40-4.5), normal free t4(mine 0.9 & standard is0.8-1.8) or T3 (liothyronine) thyroid (mine2.8 & standard 2.3-4.2) can you help?

Any symptoms?: The elevated TSH indicates that your pituitary gland feels that your thyroid level is a little low (despite your thyroid levels being in the normal range for a population of people). This is subclinical hypothyroidism. If you have no symptoms, it is ok to recheck levels in a few months to see if they are better/worse. If you have symptoms of low thyroid, it would be reasonable to start thyroid. ...Read more

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Given the recent findings about naproxen and cox 2 inhibitors, is ginger a safe alternative for pain? What are any heart risks?

Given the recent findings about naproxen and cox 2 inhibitors, is ginger a safe alternative for pain? What are any heart risks?

Ginger: Ginger is effective for nausea - it has no beneficial or harmful effects on the heart and no activity in relieving pain. Here is what the National Institutes of Health has to say about ginger: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ginger To treat arthritis, short acting NSAIDs are a reasonable trade-off. Use ibuprofen in the smallest dose that helps you. What benefit is there of living to 100 but miserable? ...Read more

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Is prostate-specific antigen (psa) used to monitor efficacy of therapy?

Is prostate-specific antigen (psa) used to monitor efficacy of  therapy?

Yes: Psa is a method for monitoring a pt post treatment...After surgery psa should be at an undetectable level....If psa rises after any primary treatment this usually means cancer growth. ...Read more

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