We found 5 nuclear cardiology providers near Kansas City, MO.

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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 several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. O'Keefe attended medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. O'Keefe trained at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. O'Keefe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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

Dr. Arthur McGhie, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. McGhie attended medical school at the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. McGhie has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Randall C 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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Thompson obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of 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. Timothy M Bateman, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
4330 Wornall Road; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Bateman sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialties are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bateman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bateman takes. Dr. Bateman has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Bybee is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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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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