AboutDr. Erik Maurer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Anchorage, AK, with another office in Anchorage, AK. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology and Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Maurer is affiliated with Providence Alaska Medical Center, Providence Extended Care Center and Providence Seward Wesley Care Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Erik Maurer has the following 3 specialties
- Diagnostic Radiology
Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.
A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.
- Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiologists, also known as vascular radiologists, use minimally-invasive imaging techniques to diagnose conditions in your organs and blood vessels. For example, if you need an angiography (an x-ray of the arteries) to diagnose a blockage in your blood vessels, your doctor will refer you to an interventional radiologist. They can, if needed, perform an angioplasty to open up the blocked passage.
They’re also trained to perform needle biopsies, insert stents, treat varicose veins and obstructions of the urinary tract (possibly due to kidney stones) and can help with dangerous postpartum bleeding. They treat various types of fibroids and embolization, which is a clot, air bubble or other blockage in the bloodstream. While the types of imaging procedures they perform are more invasive than x-rays done to identify broken bones, pain levels and recovery time are usually minimal.
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- CT Scan
- PET Scan
- Varicose Veins
- Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty)
Dr. Maurer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Providence Alaska Medical Center
PO Box 196604
Anchorage, AK 99519
Providence Extended Care Center
4900 Eagle St
Anchorage, AK 99503
Providence Seward Wesley Care Center
PO Box 365
Seward, AK 99664
- Alaska Radiology Associates
24 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1993
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