Dr. Joaquin Uy MD

  • Nuclear Medicine Ypsilanti, MI

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About

Dr. Joaquin Uy, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Ypsilanti, MI, with other offices in Brighton, MI and Grand Rapids, MI. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Uy is affiliated with Saint Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital, ProMedica North Region-Bixby Campus and Chelsea Community Hospital. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Joaquin Uy has the following 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

5301 McAuley Dr
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

2305 Genoa Business Park Dr
Brighton, MI 48114

781 36th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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