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Dr. Manuela C Matesan, MD

Nuclear Medicine
Seattle, WA

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About Dr. Manuela C Matesan MD

Dr. Manuela C Matesan, MD is a doctor primarily located in Seattle, WA. Their specialties include Nuclear Medicine.

Location

University Of Washington Medical Center Ambulatory 1959 NE Pacific St Seattle, WA 98195

Specialties

Dr. Manuela C Matesan 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.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Manuela C Matesan has the following 3 expertise

  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Cancer
  • Radiology

Dr. Manuela C Matesan Accepts the Following Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • ODS
    • Moda Health First Choice Network
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Manuela C Matesan

Dr. Matesan works in Seattle, WA and specializes in Nuclear Medicine.

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