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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 Prospect Street; Suite 111
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Lattanzi is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Lattanzi graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at Fox Chase Cancer Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lattanzi accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
900 Route 70 East
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. Carol Kornmehl is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kornmehl include radiation therapy. She is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Kornmehl graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Kornmehl takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy

Dr. Rajesh V Iyer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
101 Prospect Street; Suite 111
Lakewood, NJ
 

Dr. Rajesh Iyer is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Iyer is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Dr. Iyer attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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What is Radiology?

Radiologists are physicians who work with diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays and CT scans, or treatments that involve radiation. At first glance, these two fields may not seem related. However, many modern imaging techniques involve the use of radiation. There are also several different types of radiologist, including those that specialize in images and those that provide radiation treatment.

Diagnostic radiologists use medical imaging for diagnosing disease. Imaging procedures (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs) use energy in the form of sound or radiation to create pictures of internal organs and structures.

Interventional radiologists use imaging for guiding certain minimally invasive medical procedures. A good example of this is the use of x-ray to guide catheters during angioplasty and the placement of stents in narrowed arteries.

Nuclear radiology involves the use of radioactive medication to diagnose or treat disease. Nuclear radiologists use medication that contains very small, safe amounts of radioactive material that can be detected by special machines. This allows them to gather information about how well the body is working. They can also use radioactive medications to treat certain illnesses, such as an overactive thyroid.

Radiation therapy or radiation oncology is the branch of radiology which uses radiation to treat cancer. The radiation is given at a higher dose, but it is very specifically targeted so that it only affects cancer cells.

Radiation, whether used in imaging or for treatment, is a powerful tool. Radiologists have the training and knowledge to use it safely.
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