Thu-Anh Hoang, Radiologist
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Thu-Anh Hoang

Radiologist | Neuroradiology

1445 Olive View Drive Sylmar California, 91342



Dr. Thu-Anh Hoang is a radiologist practicing in Sylmar, California. Dr. Hoang specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging techniques such as X-Rays, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography exams. These techniques offer accurate visibility to the inside of the patients body and help to detect otherwise hidden illnesses so that they can be treated quickly and efficiently.

Education and Training

University of Iowa

Board Certification

American Board of Radiology- Diagnostic Radiology

American Board of Radiology- Neuroradiology

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 38 years of experience
Thu-Anh Hoang
Thu-Anh Hoang's Expert Contributions
  • What Is Neuroradiology? - By Dr. Thu-Anh Hoang

    Defining neuroradiologyNeuroradiolgy is a sub-specialty of radiology that is used to diagnose and treat diseases and other abnormalities of the central nervous system, using neuroimaging techniques.Neuroradiology involves the central nervous systemThe central nervous system includes the brain and...

  • Meet Dr. Thu-Anh Hoang

    Thu-Anh Hoang, MD is a Neuroradiologist, currently practicing with Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, California. Olive View Medical Center specializes in diagnostic imaging for the Southern California region.As a Neuroradiologist, Dr. Hoang uses a variety of neuroimaging methods to discover,...

  • What tests are needed for kidney stones?

    He needs an ultrasound (US) of the kidneys, which can be scheduled faster and does not use radiation for a quick diagnosis or a computed tomography (CT) scan that uses radiation and is the ultimate test for diagnosis when the patient is in severe pain that sends him to the ER. If the pain is tolerable, go to your primary care physician who will probably order an ultrasound. If the pain is intolerable, meaning it wakes you up from sleep or prevents you from going to sleep, go to the ER. The ER doc will most likely order a CT scan without intravenous contrast if he thinks the pain is due to stones. Make sure your husband drink a lot of water all the time unless he has a heart condition of some sort or kidney problems because the water will help prevent formation of stones. Take care. READ MORE

  • Why is my 8 year old son complaining of knee pain?

    You need to discuss with your pediatrician who will decide based on the physical exam and the laboratory values, what is the next step and whether your son needs to be referred to a specialist such as an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist. READ MORE

  • Is an MRI scan painful?

    MRI scans are not painful. You may need contrast which will require a small needle poke. You may become claustrophobic or uncomfortable if you are on the plump side because the tunnel of the MRI scanner is not spacious and you will be in close quarters. I am thin and do not like it very much when I go inside the tunnel for an MRI scan myself. READ MORE

  • How many radiation therapy sessions would I require for metastatic cancer?

    Dear patient, The number of sessions depends on: 1. What is the primary cancer such as breast, lung, colon... 2. Whether you have been treated before in the area of metastasis and it is coming back (every tissue has a limit as far as how much radiation it can tolerate without creating problems for you; you can only get a smaller amount of radiation if you were previously radiated in the same area. 3. How big the metastasis is and what the radiation oncologist has to do (be creative about irradiating a large amount of tissue without damaging surrounding tissue too much). 4. What method is used to treat the metastatic cancer (small doses given 3-5 days a week over 3-6 weeks vs large dose to a small amount of brain tissue in 1-2 doses). You can ask all those questions to the Radiation Oncologist (doctor who treats your metastatic cancer with radiation). I am a diagnostic Neuroradiologist who reads your MRIs, CTs of the brain, spine and neck, of cancer patients, but does not treat the metastatic disease that I diagnose. Take care. READ MORE

  • Can radiation therapy work for arthritis?

    Dear patient, I have not heard about radiation therapy used for arthritis, although I must say I am a diagnostic radiologist who reads CTs, MRIs, plain films, etc. I do not do radiation therapy, which is practiced by radiation oncologists. From a holistic medicine standpoint, I did not use pain pills when I broke and dislocated my foot (Lisfranc fracture requiring surgery, cast, 3 months in bed, 3.5 months of physical therapy). I ate 1 tablespoon of extra virgin organic coconut oil with food every 8 hours, which worked like a charm to decrease the pain so I can do physical therapy exercises. The brand is "Garden of Life" and you can buy it online at It comes in a glass jar. Do not buy coconut oil that comes in plastic jar, because plastic leaches toxins out, especially when in contact with oil. Coconut oil is a wonderful substance. Bruce Fife ND has a book on about coconut oil and arthritis: "The New Arthritis Cure: Eliminate Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Permanently, 2012 Kindle edition. Buy it and read it. Being on a vegan organic diet will also reduce inflammation. If you don't believe in all this, forgive my info and advice. I am just sharing what I do for myself, not what traditional textbook medicine teaches. READ MORE

  • Is a CT Scan safe during pregnancy?

    Dear parent, The amount of radiation can be decreased by having the patient's abdomen and pelvis wrapped in lead aprons during the CT scan. The amount of radiation is different on different CT scans (less in newer CT scans and more in older CT scans). The amount of radiation is less harmful to a 4-month-old fetus than to a 1- or 2-month-old fetus. Everything is relative and the health of the mother is a big issue here, if the mother is having significant headaches. Please discuss further risks and benefits with your physician or local radiologist where you will have the CT. READ MORE

  • My X-ray showed a 3mm stone in the right kidney however it was not seen in the following x-ray. Why did this happen?

    Dear Sir or Madam, Scenario 1: You probably passed the stone during the week, which elapsed between the 2 X-rays, which would be good news, specially if you are no longer in pain. Scenario 2: If you are still in pain, you may still have the kidney stone, although there might be other shadows obscuring the right kidney on X-ray that prevent the radiologist from seeing the stone on X-ray. If you are still in pain, you might need a CT of the abdomen and pelvis without intravenous contrast (the ultimate test) to determine whether you have a stone in your right kidney or not. This is the best test to check whether you have a stone or not. Best regards, READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Holistic MedicineNeuroradiology


  • Who's Who in the World   

Professional Memberships

  • Radiological Society of North America  
  • American Society of Neuroradiology  
  • American College of Radiology  


  • Allegheny Health Network Hospitals


  • University of Rochester


  • University of California, Irvine

Professional Society Memberships

  • Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Neuroradiology, American College of Radiology

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Constant Self Improvement and Accomplishing Full Potential.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Fitness, Healthy Living

Favorite professional publications

  • Radiographics

Thu-Anh Hoang's Practice location

1445 Olive View Drive -
Sylmar, California 91342
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Thu-Anh Hoang has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 1 patient. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Radiologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • Jason

    There was no wait time to see Dr. Hoang - she is an amazing doctor and I am so fortunate to have been seen by her.

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