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We found 3 radiologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Reno, NV.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
645 N Arlington Avenue; Suite 250a
Reno, NV

Dr. Thaddeus Laird practices vascular & interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Dr. Laird is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU).

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1155 Mill Street
Reno, NV

Dr. Mark Allgood practices vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology in Reno, NV. Dr. Allgood honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Allgood attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1155 Mill St (l11)
Reno, NV

Dr. Daphne Palmer is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Palmer is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen 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.