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Malcolm K. Hatfield, MD

Radiologist

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Malcolm K. Hatfield, MD
  • Racine, WI
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How does interventional radiology work?

Take an elective for a month during medical school. Also, X-ray techs and RN's are needed.

What is the difference between a CT scan and an MRI?

CT uses radiation while MRI uses a magnetic field and radiofrequency pulses to acquire images. Each one has its benefits over the other.

Is a MRI scan possible for the abdomen?

Yes, we do it all the time.

Should I eat before my MRI Scan?

only for mri of the abdomen or pelvis. otherwise, it doesn't matter. 6 hours is the number of hours

Why did my X-ray come hazy?

The center was probably not ACR certified with a board certified xray technologist

What are the health risks from exposure to radiation?

A CXR has as much radiation as a plane flight of 90 minutes, or living in Denver at a high altitude for one day, so the answer is no.

How common is anxiety after an MRI?

It's called claustrophobia, or fear of small places. Totally normal reaction. When I go in, I never ever open my eyes, I take a Benadryl and try to fall asleep.

Will my son require anesthesia before his CT scan?

You can try to sleep deprive him so he is tired when he arrives and then give him some Benadryl oral. If you try, you can do it.

What scans are done to diagnose a brain tumor?

That makes no sense. I'd have another radiologist look at the images.

Can an X-ray determine my kidney function?

A simple blood test and urine test will suffice.

What can i expect after having an MRI?

Nothing. Most are normal for your condition.

What can I expect after having a percutaneous needle biopsy?

We usually give oral or IV sedation and use plenty of lidocaine. Most people don't notice much pain. It's a small needle stick.

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

Usually you can tell, but the best way is with an image-guided biopsy.

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

It's all about the risk-benefit ratio. One chest CT is the same amount of radiation as flying from Chicago to Denver. How many flights per month is safe? The answer is, no one READ MORE
It's all about the risk-benefit ratio. One chest CT is the same amount of radiation as flying from Chicago to Denver. How many flights per month is safe? The answer is, no one really knows, just don't do any unless you have to.

Is a CT Scan safe during pregnancy?

It's okay if you shield the abdomen with a lead drape. MRI is safer.