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About Dr. Adam Sommerstein

Dr. Adam Sommerstein, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Torrance, CA. He has 51 years of experience. His specialties include Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Sommerstein is affiliated with Los Angeles County - Harbor - UCLA Medical Center and Kaiser-Permanente Med Center Harbor City, Ca. He speaks English.

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Primary Address

HARBOR UCLA DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CENTER

21828 Normandie Ave
Torrance, CA 90502
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Specialties

Dr. Adam Sommerstein has the following 2 specialties

  • Radiology

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Adam Sommerstein has the following 1 expertise

  • Cancer

Dr. Adam Sommerstein has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Adam Sommerstein is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Sommerstein is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Los Angeles County - Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
  • Kaiser-Permanente Med Center Harbor City, Ca
  • Education

    51 Years Experience

  • George Washington University

    Graduated in 1962

  • George Washington University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

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Locations & Directions

HARBOR UCLA DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING CENTER, 21828 Normandie Ave, Torrance, CA
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