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About Dr. Michael Brachman

Dr. Michael Brachman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA, with another office in Los Angeles, CA. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Brachman is affiliated with Downey Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Kaiser Permanente Center for Medical Education

4733 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

5119 Pomona Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
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Specialties

Dr. Michael Brachman has the following 3 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.

  • Diagnostic Radiology

    Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
    Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Downey Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1969

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael Brachman accepts the following insurance providers.

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