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Dr. Collins F Kankam, MD

Nuclear Medicine, Pathologist
Falls Church, VA 22042 (2 other locations)
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About Dr. Collins F Kankam MD

Dr. Collins F Kankam, MD is a doctor primarily located in Falls Church, VA, with other offices in Falls Church, VA and FAIRFAX, VA. He has 46 years of experience. His

Locations

Dr. Collins F Kankam has 3 locations

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus 3300 Gallows Rd Falls Church, VA 22042
Inova Fairfax Hospital 3300 Gallows Rd Falls Church, VA 22042
Dr. Collins F Kankam 11150 FAIRFAX BLVD FAIRFAX, VA 22030

Specialties

Dr. Collins F Kankam has the following 2 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.
Pathologist

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Collins F Kankam has the following 3 expertise

  • Blood Testing
  • Fluid Testing
  • Tissue Biopsy

Education

46 Years Experience

Johns Hopkins Health System

Residency

University Of Ghana Medical School

Graduated in 1975

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More about Dr. Collins F Kankam

Dr. Kankam graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1975. He works in Falls Church, VA and 2 other locations and specializes in Nuclear Medicine and Pathologist. Dr. Kankam is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Medical Campus.

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