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Dr. Maria Diane Duca, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
401 Young Avenue; Suite 275
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Maria Duca's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She has a special interest in heart problems. Dr. Duca is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Samuel Mark Ventrella, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
401 Young Avenue; Suite 275
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Samuel Ventrella is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ventrella include heart problems. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Ventrella is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Anthony George Sauerwein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
401 Young Avenue; Suite 275
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Sauerwein's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Moorestown, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Columbus, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Sauerwein include heart problems and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Sauerwein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, General Care

Dr. Thomas Michael Galski, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
401 Young Avenue
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Galski's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart problems. Dr. Galski is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Galski attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Galski an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
401 Young Avenue; Suite 275
Moorestown, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Namey's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Namey include heart problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Namey attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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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.