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Malcolm K. Hatfield, MD

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Malcolm K. Hatfield, MD
  • Racine, WI
  • Accepting new patients

Why is my lung X-ray looking hazy?

Probably a viral infection

Can an X-ray detect cancer?

Look up the fleishner criteria 2017 for follow up recommendations.

Can cancer show up in a CT scan?

Biopsy is the only way to tell for sure.

What is the difference between an X-ray and a CT scan?

One is more expensive and high tech and shows a lot more.

Can an X-ray detect the cause of wheezing?

Pulmonary function test is the best test.

I accompanied my mother for her X-ray and I didn’t know I was pregnant then. What should I do?

They should have given you a lead shield. If they did, then don't worry. If they didn't, then the amount of scatter radiation was likely not significant. I would not worry about READ MORE
They should have given you a lead shield. If they did, then don't worry. If they didn't, then the amount of scatter radiation was likely not significant. I would not worry about it. I have personally witnessed a lot worse than this and things have always turned out fine for the baby. Remember, with the low doses of medial imaging, there is no proven risk to a pregnancy, only a theoretical risk.

My father’s CT scan shows two seperate reports. How is that possible?

The first was probably done without contrast and the second one was done with contrast which hides the stone.

What if I'm allergic to contrast?

New contrast agents are much more safe, you should take 24 hours of steroids, 25mg prednisone every 6 hours for 24 hours and then bolus you with 4mg iv decadron and 50 mg Benadryl READ MORE
New contrast agents are much more safe, you should take 24 hours of steroids, 25mg prednisone every 6 hours for 24 hours and then bolus you with 4mg iv decadron and 50 mg Benadryl immediately prior to your IV contrast.

MRI vs CT contrast

CT is iodine, MR is gadolinium. Both act the same way for their technology, they are excreted by the kidneys.

What's the earliest I can get a mammogram?

If you pay cash, you can get anything you want. Each insurance policy is different and the indication is very important.

Mammogram with breast implants

Of course not. Don't worry about it.

Is radiology equipment really safe?

That is way too broad of a question to answer, be more specific

Open MRI

Older open mri's are low field, 0.3 Tesla. Closed MRI is 1.5T or 3T. Open mri got their bad repuatations with .3T strength. There are newer open MRI machines that are 0.7T or READ MORE
Older open mri's are low field, 0.3 Tesla. Closed MRI is 1.5T or 3T. Open mri got their bad repuatations with .3T strength. There are newer open MRI machines that are 0.7T or 1.2T, I would shop around for an open 1.2T magnet, we have one in Racine. www.mhimaging.com

How effective is radiation therapy in liver cancer?

Not very good. Transplant is the only good therapy.