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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. Dr. Ramana is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, Viant, and more. He 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 is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Stavros Maragos is an adult cardiology and nuclear medicine specialist. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Maragos's areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. 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 Theodore Kason, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 S. 104th Avenue; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Kason's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kason is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Kason is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. George F Aziz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 South 104th Avenue
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. George Aziz's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine; he sees patients in Blue Island, IL, Palos Park, IL, and Joliet, IL. His clinical interests encompass cardiac catheterization. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Aziz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

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

Dr. Rajesh Sehgal works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Sehgal trained at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Safdarjang Hospital for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Sehgal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ronald Stumbris is a physician who specializes in general practice and nuclear medicine. Dr. Stumbris attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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.
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