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Specializes in Other, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Radiology Dept. Jackson Mem.hosp/u of Miami; 16ll Nw 12thave, Ww279
Miami, FL

Dr. Norman Pevsner's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology, nuclear cardiology, and diagnostic radiology. He has a special interest in ultrasound (sonogram). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pevsner graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He has received the distinction of Fellow Degree: FACR, Amer.Coll.of Radiology. Dr. Pevsner (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole. Dr. Pevsner is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound

Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
180 Edgewater Drive
Coral Gables, FL

Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
495 Biltmore Way; Floor 1
Coral Gables, FL

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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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