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Nuclear Medicine Memphis, TN

About Dr. Robert K Smith MD

Dr. Robert K Smith, MD is a doctor primarily located in Memphis, TN. They have 63 years of experience. Their specialties include Nuclear Medicine, Radiology.


Get Directions Dr. Robert K Smith 1067 E Raines Rd Memphis, TN 38116


Dr. Robert K Smith 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.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Robert K Smith has the following 1 expertise

  • Cancer


63 Years Experience

Indiana University

Graduated in 1957

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More about Dr. Robert K Smith

Dr. Smith graduated from the Indiana University in 1957. Dr. Smith works in Memphis, TN and specializes in Nuclear Medicine and Radiology.

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