Dr. Michael Ellis MD

  • Nuclear Medicine Nashville, TN

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About

Dr. Michael Ellis, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Nashville, TN, with other offices in Goodlettsville, TN and Nashville, TN (and 8 other locations). He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with McFarland Specialty Hospital, Baptist Hospital and St Thomas Hospital. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Michael Ellis 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

28 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37205

PO Box 249
Goodlettsville, TN 37070

4928 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

5045 Old Hickory Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076

3310 Aspen Grove Dr
Franklin, TN 37067

3024 Business Park Cir
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

1800 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

440 N Holtzclaw Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404

111 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN 37055

5002 Crossings Cir
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

4220 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205

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