Nuclear Medicine Physicians in New Orleans, LA

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 3 Nuclear Medicine Physicians in New Orleans, LA.

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Dr. Oussama Nachar MD

Nuclear Medicine 21 years experience
1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans, LA 70121

Doctor

Dr. Thanh Nguyen MD

Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Cardiology 20 years experience
3715 Prytania St New Orleans, LA 70115

Doctor

Dr. Michael Jones MD

Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Medicine 20 years experience
2121 Magazine St New Orleans, LA 70130

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