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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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What type of doctor can order an endoscopic ultrasound?

What type of doctor can order an endoscopic ultrasound?

Usually specialists: Endoscopic ultrasound (i.e. Eus) is performed by gastroenterologists who are specifically trained in this relatively new technique. The test is usually ordered by gastroenterologists, surgeons, and oncologists (cancer doctors), to check for tumors within and adjacent to the walls of the esophagus, stomach, and bowel. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an abdominal pelvic CT scan without dye?

What type of doctor can order an abdominal pelvic CT scan without dye?

Ct scan: Mostly the general surgeons and ob/gyn will order this type of ct scan.Also pcp can do this as well if they suspect any abdominal or pelvic pathology. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an electroencephalogram?

What type of doctor can order an electroencephalogram?

Any: Any physician can order an eeg, which monitors the electrical activity in the brain, typically to look for signs of seizure. That being said, a neurologist is the type of physician trained to interpret an eeg, so no matter who orders the test, a neurologist's involvement is crucial to interpreting the results. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a thyroid scan?

What type of doctor can order a thyroid scan?

Many: A thyroid scan gives info about metabolic activity in the thyroid gland. Almost any doctor involved in general medical care would be able to order this test if the patients history or physical findings supported the need. Depending on test results you may require follow up with an endocrinologist or a surgeon. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an esophageal pH test?

What type of doctor can order an esophageal pH test?

Several pH tests: Ph testing is a measure in "real time" of reflux. Bravo pH testing implants a probe on your esophagus and records how much time your esophagus is exposed to acid. An impedance pH probe on the other hand is a thin tube passed into your esophagus by nose, and it measures whatever moves upward into, or stay in, your esophagus (acid or base). Your gastroenterologist (gi doctor) performs either test. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

Pulm or Gen Surg: Pulmonologists do the bulk of bronchoscopy; however, most general surgeons have some training in bronchoscopy and should be able to perform one. Most sophisticated bronchoscopic procedures (ebus, transbronchial biopsy, etc) will be performed by a pulmonologist. Any physician can refer someone for an evaluation for bronchoscopy - but only the person doing it can "order" it. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a compartment pressure measurement? Orthopedic doctor can do it?

What type of doctor can order a compartment pressure measurement? Orthopedic doctor can do it?

Compartment syndrome: Measuring compartment pressure requires inserting a needle into a muscle compartment, and is usually performed by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can a doctor determine from a pelvic internal ultrasound?

What can a doctor determine from a pelvic internal ultrasound?

Normal: anatomy and a wide variety of pelvic pathology. Do you have a specific symptom or concern? ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an upper extremity joint MRI without dye?

What type of doctor can order an upper extremity joint MRI without dye?

Any doctor: Mri could be order by any md, do. I think usually order by orthopedic surgeon if he or she suspect some problem he could see vey well on the regular x-ray. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a barium enema?

What type of doctor can order a barium enema?

Many: A barium enema is a radiologic examination of the colon to look for defects, tumors and obstructions. Barium salts block x-rays, coating the lining which gives a better view of the colon. This can be ordered by your family doctor, a GI doctor, a surgeon, an er doctor, or a hospitalist. It is performed and evaluated by a radiologist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a stool ova and parasite exam?

What type of doctor can order a stool ova and parasite exam?

Any doctor: Any physician who has access to laboratory can order this test, which requires a stool sample. Most often though, this test is ordered by primary care physicians and gastroenterologists. ...Read more

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What can a doctor learn from an ultrasound of the uterus?

What can a doctor learn from an ultrasound of the uterus?

A number of: things: The size, shape, and position of the uterus; congenital anomalies; the presence of fibroids or other uterine masses; endometrial abnormalities; and pregnancy evaluation come to mind. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

Various: Evaluation of a joint is done to look for ligament and bony disruption in the case of unexplained pain, ongoing disease (like arthritis) or trauma. A joint MRI can be ordered by your family doctor, an er doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist. It is performed by a radiologist who will evaluate the results. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a video fluoroscopy?

What type of doctor can order a video fluoroscopy?

A radiologist: Fluoroscopy is typically done by a trained radiologist. There are various exams that use this technique of doing real time x rays as the procedure is performed with storage of represented images. ...Read more

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Abdominal Ultrasound (Definition)

An abdominal ultrasound will reveal the position of the baby and determine if the baby is presenting head first (normal presentation) or ...Read more