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We found 8 nuclear medicine providers near Palos Park, IL.

Dr. Ravi Kumar Ramana, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 S 104th Av; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Ramana is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramana attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Ramana is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Rajesh Sehgal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
10837 South Cicero Avenue; Suite 200
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Rajesh Sehgal, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sehgal graduated from the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Safdarjang Hospital. Dr. Sehgal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Sehgal is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Stavros G Maragos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
Heart Care Centers of Illinois
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Stavros Maragos is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maragos include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Maragos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Greek and French. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Women's Health Issues, Heart Failure, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas T Kason, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 S. 104th Avenue; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Kason's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kason include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Electrocardiogram, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
7403 W Ute Lane
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marcial Favila is a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Favila obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
 

Dr. Robert Peiss specializes in nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology and practices in Elmhurst, IL. Dr. Peiss is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Nuclear Medicine
12803 Quail Court
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Padma Rao is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and nuclear medicine. Dr. Rao graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Practice, Nuclear Medicine
11950 S Harlem Avenue; Suite 101
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Stumbris works as a general practitioner and nuclear medicine specialist in Palos Heights, IL. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Stumbris attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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What is Nuclear Medicine?

Nuclear medicine is specialized medical care that uses tiny amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat disease. Most commonly, the radioactive material is used to produce images of the inside of the body.

When nuclear medicine is used for imaging, tiny amounts of radioactive material are mixed into medicine that is injected, swallowed or inhaled. These medications are called radiopharmaceuticals or radiotracers. The medication goes to the part of the body that is being examined, where it emits a kind of invisible energy called gamma waves. Special cameras can take photographs or video of those gamma waves, so they also take an image of the body part where the medication is. Videos can show how the medicine is being processed by the body.

What makes nuclear medicine so useful is that it is extremely accurate. The images taken with nuclear medicine are incredibly precise, providing images down to the molecular level, so they can show disease at its earliest stages. Nuclear medicine can also show the function of body parts instead of just their structure: it can be used to see how well a heart is beating or how much oxygen lungs are holding. It is a way for doctors to see inside the body without the risks of surgery.

The word “radioactive” can make some patients uneasy, but nuclear medicine is very safe. The amount of radiation used is very small, less than a person usually receives from simply standing outside during a normal year. It has been used successfully for more than sixty years, and is painless.

Sometimes nuclear medicine can be used not just to diagnose disease, but also to treat it. Hyperthyroidism is sometimes treated with radioactive iodine, and certain cancers are sometimes treated with targeted radiation or radioactive medications.

Nuclear medicine provides an enormous amount of information that is not available any other way. It helps patients avoid exploratory surgeries or unnecessary treatments, and it helps physicians quickly decide on the best care.