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We found 11 nuclear medicine providers who accept Unicare near Boston, MA.

Dr. Michael Johnstone, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine, Preventive Medicine
736 Cambridge Street; St E's Mob 3
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Michael Johnstone is a specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Dr. Johnstone (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnstone include echocardiogram (echo). Before performing his residency at Montreal General Hospital, Dr. Johnstone attended Temple University School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Johnstone is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Best Clinical Teacher Deaconess Hospital 1992-93. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
55 Fruit Street; Wht 289
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Scott works as a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott accepts. Dr. Scott has received the following distinctions: Phi Lambda Upsilon; Sigma Xi; and NIH New Investigator Research Award. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Scott is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
55 Fruit Street Fnd 2
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Thrall is a diagnostic radiologist, nuclear radiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thrall include PET scan. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Thrall accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thrall is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Thrall has received professional recognition including the following: Gold Medal, American College of Radiology; Boston Super Doctors; and Beclere Medal, International Society of Radiology. He speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
55 Fruit Street; Wht 289 Radiological Associates
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Edwin Palmer, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Dr. Palmer's areas of expertise include nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Palmer completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
55 Fruit Street, Cardiac, Unit Associates; Yaw 5
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Abraham is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He works in Boston, MA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Abraham trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha. and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Abraham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Amy Spooner specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Spooner's clinical interests: aortic aneurysm, aortic valve disease, and aortic dissection. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Spooner attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Spooner welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Dissection, Aortic Disease, Aortic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology, Nuclear Medicine
33 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Keith Johnson specializes in nuclear medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Boston, MA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Johnson trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Imaging Procedures

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Wht 289 Radiological Associates
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Tsunehiro Yasuda is a nuclear medicine specialist in Boston, MA. He is a graduate of Fukushima Medical University and a graduate of Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California's residency program. He is especially interested in myocarditis and coronary artery disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yasuda accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Yasuda speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Myocarditis, Coronary Artery Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
55 Fruit Street; Ell237
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ruth Lim is a specialist in pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, and diagnostic radiology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of nuclear scan and genitourinary imaging. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lim obtained her medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Lim is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Imaging Procedures, Nuclear Scan, Genitourinary Imaging

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
55 Fruit Street; Fnd 216
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Yingbing Wang's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
21 Longwood Avenue
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Brian Bilchik is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Brookline, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bilchik include echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Bilchik is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bilchik's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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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.