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About Dr. James Acker
Dr. James Acker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Memphis, TN, with other offices in Memphis, TN and Southaven, MS . He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology and Neuroradiology. Dr. Acker is affiliated with Baptist Memorial Hospital North Ms, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville and Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Center. He speaks English.
Dr. James Acker 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.
Neuroradiologists focus specifically on diagnosing conditions related to the nervous system, spine, head and neck through radiology. They can identify abnormalities in these areas and help doctors properly diagnose the presence of tumors, aneurysms and even dementia.
It’s also common for them to consult with patients with persistent headaches or back pains, trauma to a certain area, or any issue that can affect brain function, such as a stroke. Like any radiologist, they are trained to perform x-rays, cat scans, ultrasounds and MRIs, but they work closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons.
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Dr. Acker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Baptist Memorial Hospital North Ms
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville
Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Center
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County
Nea Medical Center
Baptist Memorial Hospital Tipton
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto
Baptist Memorial Hospital For Women
Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown
Nea Medical Center
39 Years Experience
Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1974
Medical College Of Georgia
Dr. James Acker accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Qualchoice Statewide Network
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