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Dr. Arthur Iain McGhie, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road, Medical Plaza 2; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Arthur McGhie is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Kansas City, MO. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. Dr. McGhie has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. McGhie is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Randall Cheshire Thompson, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Randall Thompson practices nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Thompson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Thompson has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Timothy M Bateman, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Bateman is a specialist in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bateman attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba for his residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Bateman is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. James H OKeefe Jr., MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James O'Keefe is a specialist in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. O'Keefe completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Keefe accepts. Dr. O'Keefe has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Kevin A Bybee, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Bybee's specialties are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bybee completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Bybee is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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What is Nuclear Cardiology?

Nuclear cardiology is the use of safe, small amounts of radioactive material, called tracers, to take very accurate pictures or video of the heart. Nuclear cardiology can not only provide excellent images of the heart muscle, but it can also tell doctors about the function and health of the heart. That is to say, nuclear cardiology doesn’t just examine what the heart looks like, it sees how well the heart muscle is working. It’s very useful for diagnosing heart disease, identifying damage from a heart attack, or evaluating if a patient’s treatments are working well enough.

During a nuclear cardiology exam, the tracer is injected into a vein and taken up by the heart. Then a special camera, called a gamma camera, takes pictures of the tracer moving within the beating heart. The images can show areas where heart muscle has been damaged or scarred due to a heart attack, or where blood flow within the heart may not be adequate due to blocked arteries.

There are several different kinds of nuclear cardiology tests and each looks at something slightly different. The most commonly used test is called myocardial perfusion. Others include ventriculography, to show the chambers of the heart; PET scans, to monitor blood flow; and MUGA scans, to examine how well the heart is pumping.

Nuclear cardiology tests do not hurt, and do not require anything more than an injection. They are a powerful source of information for patients suffering from heart disease or coronary artery disease.
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