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Richard A. Reed, MEDICAL DOCTOR

Radiologist

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35 years Experience
Richard A. Reed, MEDICAL DOCTOR
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medicine Research, Pondicherry University
  • Accepting new patients

Are X-rays safe for elderly people?

Any X-ray involves radiation. We never want to subject anyone to unnecessary radiation. I assume your mother’s doctor feels the X-rays are necessary. If you are uncomfortable READ MORE
Any X-ray involves radiation. We never want to subject anyone to unnecessary radiation. I assume your mother’s doctor feels the X-rays are necessary. If you are uncomfortable about your mother getting additional xrays and are not sure why this is being requested by her doctor you should have a discussion with your mother’s doctor.

Is a MRI scan possible for the abdomen?

You should discuss this with your doctor. Ultrasound is very good at identifying many abnormalities but not everything. Similarly, mri is excellent at evaluating certain conditions. READ MORE
You should discuss this with your doctor. Ultrasound is very good at identifying many abnormalities but not everything. Similarly, mri is excellent at evaluating certain conditions. You should discuss this with your doctor.

Why is there such a radical difference between my chest X-ray and CT scan?

The ct shows better definition of the lungs and pleura.

What is the accuracy of a radiologist report?

It depends what kind of tumor and how big it is. Tumors can be missed.

Is it possible to view internal defects of a baby during anomaly scan?

Very often congenital problems can be diagnosed with an ultrasound in the second or third trimester.

What do I need to know before getting a CT scan?

You should contact the facility where it is to be done. Sometimes you may be asked to drink contrast before the ct scan.

What are the health risks from exposure to radiation?

The main health risk of radiation is cancer. Your brother’s doctors should weigh the risk of that to not knowing the current lung condition.

Can an X-ray determine my kidney function?

A blood test is the best and most simple way to assess renal function. Your primary doctor may have already performed a test for blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine. If that READ MORE
A blood test is the best and most simple way to assess renal function. Your primary doctor may have already performed a test for blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine. If that has not been done, it should be.

How common is anxiety after an MRI?

Maybe you are claustrophobic.

Is there a way to know if a tumour is cancerous or not by way of a scan?

Imaging studies can be helpful to show masses that may represent malignant cancers. Biopsy is often necessary to make an exact diagnosis.

Dr. Reed

Can radiation therapy work for arthritis?

Radiation can cause many bad effects and should not be used for arthritis.

What are the early side effects of radiation therapy apart from fatigue, skin issues and hair loss?

It depends on the part of the body that is receiving the radiation therapy. The radiation oncologist should be able to answer knowing the specifics of your father’s treatment. READ MORE
It depends on the part of the body that is receiving the radiation therapy. The radiation oncologist should be able to answer knowing the specifics of your father’s treatment.

Is there a difference between pediatric radiology and adult radiology?

We always try to use the least radiation as possible to provide a diagnosis. This is particularly true in pediatric radiology.

What deformities in the growing baby can be confirmed in an anomaly scan?

Hi. Physical congenital defects can be detected with a high level obstetrical ultrasound during the second trimester. This includes brain abnormalities. I am not sure what you READ MORE
Hi. Physical congenital defects can be detected with a high level obstetrical ultrasound during the second trimester. This includes brain abnormalities. I am not sure what you mean by “mental.” If you mean physical abnormalities of the brain or spinal cord, the answer is yes. Your Ob-Gyn should be able to answer more specifically.

Thanks,

Dr. Reed

Can radiation therapy increase one's chances of getting melanoma?

She should be seen by the radiation oncologist first who supervised the radiation treatment. That physician is the expert on radiation effects. If there is any question about whether READ MORE
She should be seen by the radiation oncologist first who supervised the radiation treatment. That physician is the expert on radiation effects. If there is any question about whether there is a skin cancer your mother will probably be referred to a dermatologist who can evaluate her and do a biopsy if necessary.

Is a CT Scan safe during pregnancy?

Radiation should be avoided except in extreme cases or emergencies. If she really needs brain imaging MRI is probably better. MRI has not been definitively shown to cause fetal READ MORE
Radiation should be avoided except in extreme cases or emergencies. If she really needs brain imaging MRI is probably better. MRI has not been definitively shown to cause fetal issues but radiation has.

How many CT scans in a span of one month are considered safe?

We try to minimize radiation exposure. The decision about whether to do a CT is about the need to diagnose vs trying to avoid radiation exposure. You have not told me what the READ MORE
We try to minimize radiation exposure. The decision about whether to do a CT is about the need to diagnose vs trying to avoid radiation exposure. You have not told me what the scans were for so it is hard for me to give a definitive answer.

My X-ray showed a 3mm stone in the right kidney however it was not seen in the following x-ray. Why did this happen?

CT is much more sensitive than plain X-ray. Certain kinds of small stones can be missed on plain X-ray. CT is much better at detecting small stones.
Dr. Reed