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William S. Maxfield

Radiologist

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William S. Maxfield
  • Odessa, FL
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Can an X-ray detect cancer?

Yes. Are prior xrays available for comparison? Suggest follow up in 2 months. If change get PET CT of lungs.

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

Depends on area of scan. Could be a kidney stone that has passed.

Should I eat before my MRI Scan?

Depends on area being scanned. Ask your doctor

Why did my X-ray come hazy?

Have you gained weight? Could also be poor study.

What are the health risks from exposure to radiation?

Development of cancer and damage to the radiated tissue

Is skin cancer hereditary?

It can be. Your family history increases your risk for skin cancer.

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

Probably no problem. Have radiologist obtain radiation levels where you were in the room for similar xray.

Is it safe to do a CT scan on an elderly patient?

Yes unless kidney disease. Would suggest a SPECT brain scan as a better study.

Can an X-ray determine my kidney function?

No. You need a nuclear medicine renogram and kidney scan.

How common is anxiety after an MRI?

Does occur if MRI contrast is used. Without contrast very seldom.

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

MRI spectroscopy is 92% accurate. In the future, it will probably be approved to replace biopsy, which has the problem that the biopsy may spread the cancer cells.

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

Hair loss occurs only if hair is in the area of radiation treatment. No other early effects.

Can radiation therapy work for arthritis?

No. Suggest hyperbaric oxygen therapy.