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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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Duca graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Duca trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as 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 specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Ventrella is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital.

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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 medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and general care. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Sauerwein honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Mount Laurel, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Columbus, NJ. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In Dr. Galski's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Galski attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galski accepts.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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

Dr. Jeffrey Namey is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Namey focuses on heart problems. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Namey accepts. Dr. Namey's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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.
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