Abdominal Imaging

Overseas Second Opinion Catches Rare Gastrinoma

For many, a second opinion can avert a misdiagnosis. Such was the case for Peter, a patient living in Ireland. Unable to get an appointment with a specialist for two weeks, he reached out to DocPanel. Here’s his story.

How To Navigate a Liver Cancer Diagnosis

Liver lesions can be difficult to diagnose. Unfortunately, false positives are a common occurrence. We spoke with Dr. Richard Semelka, one of the world’s leading abdominal MRI experts, to learn on how patients can best navigate a liver cancer diagnosis.

Understanding Your FibroScan

A FibroScan is one of the most powerful tools used to detect and stage liver disease. From what causes fibrotic tissue and how it affects your liver to who should be getting a FibroScan and how to interpret your score - here’s your guide to understanding a FibroScan.

What to Know About Your Liver Ultrasound

A liver ultrasound can be extremely helpful in finding tumors that would have otherwise gone undetected. From what it means to have an echogenic liver to when you should get further imaging - we spoke with diagnostic radiologist and ultrasound expert, Dr. Barbara McComb, to find out what patients should know about their liver ultrasound.

Hepatoma (Hepatocellular Carcinoma) - Are You at Risk of Liver Cancer?

Hepatoma is one of the few cancers whose rates are rising instead of falling. But a recent study found that 70% of liver cancers in the U.S.can be attributed to preventable causes.

Second Opinion Catches Cancer Misdiagnosis

“Most people may not realize that there is a tremendous range of ability when it comes to interpreting radiologists.” says Dr. Semelka. “But there is.” After receiving a second opinion through DocPanel, Janine Mueller avoided a cancer misdiagnosis and was able to pursue the appropriate course of treatment.