We found 3 nuclear medicine providers who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near The Woodlands, TX.

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Dr. Kedarnath Arvind Vaidya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kedarnath Vaidya practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine in Conroe, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, Dr. Vaidya completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Margit Ann Nemeth, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
17350 Saint Lukes Way, Suite 400; Medical Arts Ii Building
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Margit Nemeth works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nemeth is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Atiar Rahman specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rahman attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College.

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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.