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We found 3 nuclear medicine providers who accept HAP/AHL EPA near Detroit, MI.

Dr. Anupama Reddy Kottam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R; Suite 804
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Anupama Kottam is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Kottam accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Kottam (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

Dr. Aiden Abidov, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4160 John R Street; Suite 804
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Aiden Abidov's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Troy, MI and Detroit, MI. Dr. Abidov attended medical school at Azerbaijan Medical University. He trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abidov takes. Dr. Abidov (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Russian. Dr. Abidov is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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Dr. Rajesh Ramineni, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 5a
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Rajesh Ramineni works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Troy, MI, Detroit, MI, and Sterling Heights, MI. Dr. Ramineni is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Karmanos Cancer Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Guntur Medical College and performed his residency at JFK Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Ramineni (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi.

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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.