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Marc D. Shapiro

Radiologist

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

What tests can find the cause of my headaches?

MRI scan is the best test for chronic headaches. Still, in people who suffer from migraine headaches the most common finding is a normal MRI scan which is reassuring to many patients READ MORE
MRI scan is the best test for chronic headaches. Still, in people who suffer from migraine headaches the most common finding is a normal MRI scan which is reassuring to many patients

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

Sometimes. However, biopsy is still recommended to determine the optimal treatment. Particularly, with new advanced genetic therapies.

Can a tumor be detected in an X-ray?

Yes. Particularly in the lung and bones

What do I need to know before getting a CT scan?

Don't eat for 2 hours prior to CT scan.

For diagnosing the cause of a stomach pain what are the tests normally recommended?

Endoscopy by gastroenterologist and possibly a CT scan.

Is radiotherapy required for breast cancer?

Depending on the type of cancer it is commonly used to prevent recurrent cancer. This is better directed to a radiation oncologist.

Can cancer show up in a CT scan?

Sometimes a CT scan alone can make a definitive diagnosis of malignancy. Most often, a biopsy is required to determine the correct treatment.

My father has developed enteritis after his radiation therapy. What should we do?

Speak to his oncologist and radiation oncologist about the optimal treatment or consult a radiation oncologist at an academic center.

If I have a shellfish allergy can I have iodine contrast?

Yes. You can be pre treated with medications to greatly decrease your chance of an allergic reaction

Is chemotherapy different for urethral cancer?

This question should be directed to an oncologist preferably one who specializes in uro oncology.

My abdominal X-ray look a little hazy. What could this indicate?

It can be related to a variety of reasons. An ultrasound and/or CT scan will be warranted if the problem persists.

I am having numbness in my right leg. What test do you recommend? I am worried if it is an early sign of a stroke.

It can be a sign of a stroke but also commonly is related to spine pathology.

Is there a difference between pediatric radiology and adult radiology?

Pediatric radiology is a sub specialty in radiology. Radiation doses from X rays and/or CT scans are usually less than for adults no matter where your child has the study.

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

This question is better directed to a radiation oncologist rather than a radiologist.

How common is anxiety after an MRI?

Extremely unusual. MRI has no psychological after effects unless a patient has severe claustrophobia prior to the MRI

Can a ultrasound find out if there is any growth on my abdomen?

Yes. Either an ultrasound or CT scan are the best initial tests for abdominal masses.

I have persistent cough, however my doctor says there is no need for a X-ray. Should I still go for one?

If it continues for a month or longer you should probably have a CT scan of the chest which is far superior to plain x rays particularly if you have a smoking history