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We found 5 nuclear medicine providers near Huntington, NY.

Dr. Lorna Ong Blando, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Lorna Blando is a specialist in nuclear cardiology. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Blando (or staff) speaks Filipino, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Blando is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
172 E Main Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Balveen Singh specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Huntington, NY and East Northport, NY. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Albanian, and Greek. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Singh accepts Vytra, Cigna, Aetna, and more. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
172 E Main Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Marco Papaleo's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Huntington, NY. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Papaleo is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Papaleo takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Papaleo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Albanian, and Greek. Dr. Papaleo's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
221 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY
 

Dr. Sumit Mittle sees patients in New Hyde Park, NY, Lake Success, NY, and Manhasset, NY. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Mittle studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is in-network for Medicaid, Medicare, and TRICARE insurance. Dr. Mittle (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Syosset Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Mittle has an open panel.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. William Ruppel is a specialist in nuclear medicine. He works in Huntington, NY. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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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.