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Malcolm K. Hatfield, MD

Radiologist

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Malcolm K. Hatfield, MD
  • Racine, WI
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Are there any imaging tests for Parkinson's disease?

No, however, usually MRI brain is ordered to exclude other etiologies.

What are safe radiation levels for children?

The risk-benefit factor rules in favor of having the X-ray. The amount of radiation is minimal and there is no proven risk of such low dose of radiation. In fact, there is evidence READ MORE
The risk-benefit factor rules in favor of having the X-ray. The amount of radiation is minimal and there is no proven risk of such low dose of radiation. In fact, there is evidence to support a little radiation is good. A chest X-ray gives as much radiation as a flight from Chicago to Denver.

Are MRIs safe for infants?

There is no radiation with MRI, and yes, it's safe.

What procedures are usually done in interventional radiology?

Just about anything from vascular interventions, biopsies, drainages, vascular imaging, cancer treatment, port placements, venous access, and many more.

How is Alzheimer's diagnosed with a PET scan?

It is mostly experimental as there is no good test for this diagnosis.

When do dentists use an x-ray?

It is frequently done. Most dentists do them. Mine does one every other time I see her.

High heart rate after MRI. Is this normal?

It's probably just your body getting a vaso vagal reaction, similar to seeing something unusual. There is no physical reason for that, only psychological.

Are there risks to getting a cardiac catheter with interventional radiology?

Allergy to the dye, hematoma at the puncture site. But the reward clearly outweighs the risk. Do it.

What is an angioplasty like through interventional radiology?

They usually puncture the groin into the femoral artery so there is no incision, then place a catheter through the artery and inflate a balloon and place a stent. It's an out-patient READ MORE
They usually puncture the groin into the femoral artery so there is no incision, then place a catheter through the artery and inflate a balloon and place a stent. It's an out-patient procedure with local anesthesia.

Why do dentists use X-rays?

You must have an X-ray to see the root of the tooth. Trust me, you NEED the X-ray.

What tests are needed for kidney stones?

CT abdomen and pelvis without contrast

What should I do to prepare for a PET scan?

PET is overkill for migraines. Someone is making money off of you.

Are children sedated for scans like CAT?

Yes, but they shouldn't be, it's not like an MRI. It only lasts a few minutes. Only a crazy kid would need sedation for a CT scan...or a newborn who doesn't know better.

Is vascular radiology a better treatment for deep vein thrombosis?

Yes, but it depends on how much thrombus there is. Usually, it clears up unless it's too much, or there is a stenosis higher up, such as May Thurner syndrome.

When should I get a chest scan?

The best test for coronary artery disease is a thallium stress test. You could get a coronary CTA, but insurance won't pay for that.

Are X-rays safe for elderly people?

Yes, the young are more vulnerable.