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About Dr. Sam Liu

Dr. Sam Liu, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Mercer Island, WA, with other offices in Tacoma, WA and Beachwood, OH . He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Liu is affiliated with St Anthony Hospital, St Joseph Medical Center and St Francis Community Hospital. He speaks English.

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Primary Address

9655 SE 36th St
Mercer Island, WA 98040
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1304 Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
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24755 Chagrin Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122
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Dr. Sam Liu 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.

  • 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. Liu is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • St Anthony Hospital
  • St Joseph Medical Center
  • St Francis Community Hospital
  • Perkins County Community Hospital
  • Tacoma General Hospital Multicare
  • Education

    21 Years Experience

  • University of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1992

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Sam Liu accepts the following insurance providers.

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