Dr. Carlos Garcia MD

  • Nuclear Medicine Washington, DC

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About

Dr. Carlos Garcia, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Washington, DC, with another office in Rosedale, MD. He has 15 years of experience. His specialties include Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with Medstar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Carlos Garcia has the following 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

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

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

9000 Franklin Square Dr
Rosedale, MD 21237

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