Dr. Abass Alavi MD

  • Nuclear Medicine Newtown, PA

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About

Dr. Abass Alavi, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Newtown, PA, with other offices in Langhorne, PA and Yardley, PA (and 8 other locations). Their specialties include Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Alavi is affiliated with Chester County Hospital, Graduate Hospital and Hospital of the University of PA. They speak English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Abass Alavi has the following 2 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 2 board certifications.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine specialists are doctors who have extensive training in the use of nuclear substances, like radiation, to diagnose and treat certain illnesses.
These specialists perform diagnostic tests in which a small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into a vein, inhaled or taken orally by the patient. The radioactive substance then enables the nuclear medicine specialist to use a scanner to detect the radiation level in the part of the body being examined in order to create an image of it with a computer. The images tell the physician whether there are abnormal changes in metabolism which indicate whether a disease or injury is present. These tests are often used to detect cancer.
In addition to detecting cancer, substances like radioactive iodine can be either injected into the blood stream or taken orally to fight cancer and other diseases. After being ingested, the substance is absorbed by the thyroid gland and abnormal thyroid tissues are destroyed.

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Locations & Directions

11 Friends Ln
Newtown, PA 18940

404 Middletown Blvd
Langhorne, PA 19047

777 Township Line Rd
Yardley, PA 19067

250 King of Prussia Rd
Radnor, PA 19087

3400 Spruce St Ground
Philadelphia, PA 19104

51 N 39th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

1001 Chesterbrook Blvd
Berwyn, PA 19312

700 W Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341

491 Allendale Rd
King Of Prussia, PA 19406

420 W Linfield Trappe Rd
Royersford, PA 19468

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