El Centro Nuclear Medicine Physicians
- 2 Board certified
- 1 Award winners
- 1 Reviews
- Average rating is 4 stars
- Average wait time is 5 minutes
Top Nuclear Medicine Physicians in El Centro, CA
2311 Desert Gardens Dr
El Centro, CA 92243
- Nuclear Medicine
- Diagnostic Radiology
- 34 years experience
- 4 star hospital
- 4 star medical school
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.
The area of El Centro, CA has a population of approximately 48,030 people. There are 2 nuclear medicine physicians near El Centro, which gives it a ratio of 1 nuclear medicine doctor per 24,015 residents or a ratio of 1 nuclear medicine doctor per 7,283 households. There are 14,566 households in El Centro.