Nuclear Medicine Physicians in Lexington, KY

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.

There are 4 Nuclear Medicine Physicians in Lexington, KY.

Select a Nuclear Medicine Doctor below for more details.

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Dr. Anwer Sheikh MD

Nuclear Medicine 26 years experience

5.0 of 5

800 Rose St Lexington, KY 40536

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Dr. Riham El Khouli MD

Nuclear Medicine
800 Rose St Lexington, KY 40536

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Dr. Lachin Hatemi MD

Nuclear Medicine
800 Rose St Lexington, KY 40536

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Dr. Gary Conrad MD

Radiology, Nuclear Medicine 39 years experience
800 Rose St Lexington, KY 40536

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