AboutDr. Richard Brenner, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Walnut Creek, CA, with other offices in Walnut Creek, CA and Concord, CA. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Brenner is affiliated with Eden Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center / Moffitt-Long Hospitals and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center- Summit Campus. He speaks English.
Dr. Richard Brenner has the following 3 specialties
- Diagnostic Radiology
Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.
A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.
- 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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- CT Scan
- PET Scan
Dr. Brenner is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Eden Medical Center
UCSF Medical Center / Moffitt-Long Hospitals
521 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center- Summit Campus
350 Hawthorne Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Walnut Creek Campus
Sutter Delta Medical Center Opens in new window
San Leandro Hospital Opens in new window
Eden Medical Center Opens in new window
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus
2450 Ashby Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Eden Medical Center - Eden Campus
20103 Lake Chabot Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus
2540 East St
Concord, CA 94520
Eden Medical Center - San Leandro Hospital Campus
13855 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94578
Sutter Delta Medical Center
3901 Lone Tree Way
Antioch, CA 94509
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus Opens in new window
Alta Bates Medical Summit Center - Herrick Campus
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
41 Years Experience
University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1976
Moffitt Hospital University Of Ca
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