We found 5 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Humana Bronze near Tucson, AZ.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4729 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Salvatore Tirrito, who practices in Tucson, AZ, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with Banner Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Tirrito attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Lee Goldberg is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Navin Kedia is a Tucson, AZ physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Kedia is in-network for Coventry, Coventry HSA, Humana HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Lisa Castellano practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Tucson, AZ. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Castellano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
2355 N Ferguson Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Laurie Dodd is a nuclear cardiology specialist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Medical Center, Tucson. Dr. Dodd honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.
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