Rockingham Nuclear Medicine Physicians
- 2 Board certified
- 2 Award winners
- 4 Reviews
- Average rating is 4 stars
- Average wait time is 30 minutes
Top Nuclear Medicine Physicians in Rockingham, NC
1705 Berwick Dr
Laurinburg, NC 28352
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Interventional Cardiology
- Nuclear Medicine
- 24 years experience
- Patients' Choice Award
- 4 star hospital
- Board certified
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 Rockingham, NC has a population of approximately 26,388 people. There are 2 nuclear medicine physicians near Rockingham, which gives it a ratio of 1 nuclear medicine doctor per 13,194 residents or a ratio of 1 nuclear medicine doctor per 5,354 households. There are 10,707 households in Rockingham.