Finding Providers
loading

We found 4 radiologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Mcallen, TX.

Dr. Benjamin William West, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin West practices radiation oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. West is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

Read more
Dr. Robelio Salinas, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1901 S 2nd Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Rogelio Salinas specializes in radiation oncology. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salinas is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Radiation Oncology, Other
620 S Broadway Street
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Mark Harrison is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Mcallen, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Oneto is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Oneto attended medical school at the University of Salvador Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

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.