Dr. David Gentry MD

  • Nuclear Medicine Knoxville, TN

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About

Dr. David Gentry, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Knoxville, TN, with other offices in Beaumont, CA and Colton, CA (and 2 other locations). Their specialties include Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Gentry is affiliated with Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center, Loma Linda University Community Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. They speak English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. David Gentry 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

1924 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920

81 Highland Springs Ave
Beaumont, CA 92223

900 E Washington St
Colton, CA 92324

25455 Barton Rd
Loma Linda, CA 92354

26780 Barton Rd
Redlands, CA 92373

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