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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, who practices in Palos Park, IL, Mokena, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramana attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sehgal welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Safdarjang Hospital, Dr. Sehgal attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Sehgal (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Maragos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Maragos (or staff) speaks Greek and French. Dr. Maragos's 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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kason include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kason has an open panel.

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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 practices nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Before performing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Favila attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
 

Dr. Robert Peiss sees patients in Elmhurst, IL. His medical specialties are nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Peiss 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 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' specialties are general practice and nuclear medicine. He practices in Palos Heights, IL. Dr. Stumbris honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine 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.