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About Dr. Michael Ellis
Dr. Michael Ellis, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Nashville, TN, with other offices in Nashville, TN and Chattanooga, TN (and 8 other locations). He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with McFarland Specialty Hospital, Baptist Hospital and St Thomas Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Ellis has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
Dr. Michael Ellis is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Ellis is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
McFarland Specialty Hospital
St Thomas Hospital
Williamson Medical Center
Hickman Community Health Services
Summit Medical Center
Cartersville Medical Center
Skyline Medical Center
Tennessee Christian Medical Center
Hendersonville Medical Center
University Medical Center
35 Years Experience
The University of Texas Southwestern
Graduated in 1978
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