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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 and practices in Moorestown, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Columbus, NJ. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duca accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Moorestown, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Columbus, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ventrella include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial. Dr. Ventrella is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as 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. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and general care. Dr. Sauerwein honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial.

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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 is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Mount Laurel, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Columbus, NJ. In Dr. Galski's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Moorestown, NJ, Medford, NJ, and Columbus, NJ. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Namey honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Namey 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.