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About Dr. Kai A Kristensen

Dr. Kai A Kristensen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA, with another office in La Jolla, CA. He has 61 years of experience. His specialties include Nuclear Medicine, Pathology and Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology. He speaks English.

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1310 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

Dr. Kai A Kristensen has the following 3 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.

  • Pathology

    A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
    Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
    In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.

  • Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology

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  • Education

    61 Years Experience

  • University of Chicago

    Graduated in 1957

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