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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. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. McGhie has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Thompson attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Thompson has received professional recognition including the following: 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). After attending the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Bateman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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's areas of specialization are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Keefe attended medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. O'Keefe is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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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 practices nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Bybee is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.