Dr. Bruce L Melrose, MD - Locations

Nuclear Medicine Duluth, MN

About Dr. Bruce L Melrose MD

Dr. Bruce L Melrose, MD is a doctor primarily located in Duluth, MN. They have 44 years of experience. Their specialties include Nuclear Medicine. They speak English.

Location

Get Directions Dr. Bruce L Melrose 400 E 3rd St Duluth, MN 55805

Specialties

Dr. Bruce L Melrose has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

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.

Education

44 Years Experience

Michigan State University

Graduated in 1976

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More about Dr. Bruce L Melrose

Dr. Melrose graduated from the Michigan State University in 1976. Dr. Melrose works in Duluth, MN and specializes in Nuclear Medicine.

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