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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3955 E Fort Lowell Road; Suite 113
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Lee Goldberg's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Goldberg studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his residency, Dr. Goldberg trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldberg takes.

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Dr. Lisa M Castellano, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6567 E Carondelet Drive; Suite 225
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Lisa Castellano is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Castellano graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
2355 N Ferguson Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Laurie Dodd's medical specialty is nuclear cardiology. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dodd trained at the University Medical Center, Tucson. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dodd takes.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Cardiology
6567 E Carondelet Drive; Suite 225
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Navin Kedia is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Kedia accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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What is Nuclear Cardiology?

Nuclear cardiology is the use of safe, small amounts of radioactive material, called tracers, to take very accurate pictures or video of the heart. Nuclear cardiology can not only provide excellent images of the heart muscle, but it can also tell doctors about the function and health of the heart. That is to say, nuclear cardiology doesn’t just examine what the heart looks like, it sees how well the heart muscle is working. It’s very useful for diagnosing heart disease, identifying damage from a heart attack, or evaluating if a patient’s treatments are working well enough.

During a nuclear cardiology exam, the tracer is injected into a vein and taken up by the heart. Then a special camera, called a gamma camera, takes pictures of the tracer moving within the beating heart. The images can show areas where heart muscle has been damaged or scarred due to a heart attack, or where blood flow within the heart may not be adequate due to blocked arteries.

There are several different kinds of nuclear cardiology tests and each looks at something slightly different. The most commonly used test is called myocardial perfusion. Others include ventriculography, to show the chambers of the heart; PET scans, to monitor blood flow; and MUGA scans, to examine how well the heart is pumping.

Nuclear cardiology tests do not hurt, and do not require anything more than an injection. They are a powerful source of information for patients suffering from heart disease or coronary artery disease.