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Virginia E. Klaas

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

Dr. Virginia E. Klaas is a top Radiologist in Federal Way, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Virginia E. Klaas is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Virginia E. Klaas is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Virginia E. Klaas is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Federal Way, Washington, Dr. Virginia E. Klaas is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Virginia E. Klaas
  • Federal Way, Washington
  • University of California
  • Accepting new patients

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

An X-ray generally is 2D, so details may not be seen as well. A CT is 3D; the T stands for tomographic. Often, contrast will be given during a CT to help define structures much READ MORE
An X-ray generally is 2D, so details may not be seen as well.
A CT is 3D; the T stands for tomographic. Often, contrast will be given during a CT to help define structures much better.
From your description, it sounds like a CT scan is a good idea. You need to know what you are dealing with and a plain X-ray is not giving you, or the doctors, all the information you need.

What are the tests to confirm bone marrow cancer?

A bone marrow biopsy would be needed to confirm the diagnosis. Other tests frequently ordered to help define the extent of the disease are CT, MRI, bone scan and possibly a PET. READ MORE
A bone marrow biopsy would be needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Other tests frequently ordered to help define the extent of the disease are CT, MRI, bone scan and possibly a PET. Blood tests are also usually needed to assess for anemia and other blood abnormalities