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

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

Dr. Michael Johnstone is an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease) specialist. 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. He has a special interest in echocardiogram (echo). He takes 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. Dr. Johnstone (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Johnstone 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 sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Scott is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Scott attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Phi Lambda Upsilon; Sigma Xi; and NIH New Investigator Research Award. Dr. Scott speaks French.

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

Dr. James Thrall's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology; he sees patients in Boston, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thrall include PET scan. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thrall takes. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Gold Medal, American College of Radiology; Boston Super Doctors; and Beclere Medal, International Society of Radiology. Dr. Thrall speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. His clinical interests encompass nuclear scan. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Palmer is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Palmer's practice is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. Dr. Abraham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha. and Boston Super Doctors. 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 works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Spooner trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for her residency. She is especially interested in aortic aneurysm, aortic valve disease, and aortic dissection. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Spooner is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Johnson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Johnson's office for an appointment.

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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 practices nuclear medicine. Dr. Yasuda obtained his medical school training at Fukushima Medical University and performed his residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. He has indicated that his clinical interests include myocarditis and coronary artery disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Yasuda 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 works as a pediatric radiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist. She graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lim trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: nuclear scan and genitourinary imaging. Dr. Lim accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Wang is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Brian Bilchik is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Brookline, MA. In Dr. Bilchik's practice, he is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo). He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Bilchik is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.