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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnstone include echocardiogram (echo). He is in-network for Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnstone graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montreal General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Best Clinical Teacher Deaconess Hospital 1992-93. Dr. Johnstone (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Johnstone's practice is open to 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 is a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Scott is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Scott's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Lambda Upsilon; Sigma Xi; and NIH New Investigator Research Award. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. James Thrall's medical specialty is nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thrall include PET scan. Dr. Thrall honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Thrall attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Gold Medal, American College of Radiology; Boston Super Doctors; and Beclere Medal, International Society of Radiology. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Thrall is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting 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's specialties are nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. He practices in Boston, MA. In Dr. Palmer's practice, he is particularly interested in nuclear scan. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Palmer is accepting 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 cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Boston, MA. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Abraham is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha. and Boston Super Doctors.

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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 is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Spooner graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has a special interest in aortic aneurysm, aortic valve disease, and aortic dissection. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Spooner's practice is open to 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 practices nuclear medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, Dr. Johnson speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. 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's specialty is nuclear medicine. His clinical interests encompass myocarditis and coronary artery disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yasuda obtained his medical school training at Fukushima Medical University and performed his residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California. In addition to English, 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 is a specialist in pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, and diagnostic radiology. She works in Boston, MA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Lim's clinical interests: nuclear scan and genitourinary imaging. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 practices nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Wang is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Brian Bilchik's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Brookline, MA. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Bilchik's clinical interests encompass echocardiogram (echo). He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bilchik is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He has an open panel.

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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.