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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1708 Old Donation Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Charles Ashby's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Chesapeake, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ashby accepts. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His professional affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1708 Old Donation Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. John Kenerson is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kenerson studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Kenerson's residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1708 Old Donation Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Mohit Bhasin is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Chesapeake, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhasin honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Bhasin is affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1708 Old Donation Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Sarah Joyner practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Chesapeake, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Joyner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. She takes MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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What is Nuclear Cardiology?

Nuclear cardiology is the use of safe, small amounts of radioactive material, called tracers, to take very accurate pictures or video of the heart. Nuclear cardiology can not only provide excellent images of the heart muscle, but it can also tell doctors about the function and health of the heart. That is to say, nuclear cardiology doesn’t just examine what the heart looks like, it sees how well the heart muscle is working. It’s very useful for diagnosing heart disease, identifying damage from a heart attack, or evaluating if a patient’s treatments are working well enough.

During a nuclear cardiology exam, the tracer is injected into a vein and taken up by the heart. Then a special camera, called a gamma camera, takes pictures of the tracer moving within the beating heart. The images can show areas where heart muscle has been damaged or scarred due to a heart attack, or where blood flow within the heart may not be adequate due to blocked arteries.

There are several different kinds of nuclear cardiology tests and each looks at something slightly different. The most commonly used test is called myocardial perfusion. Others include ventriculography, to show the chambers of the heart; PET scans, to monitor blood flow; and MUGA scans, to examine how well the heart is pumping.

Nuclear cardiology tests do not hurt, and do not require anything more than an injection. They are a powerful source of information for patients suffering from heart disease or coronary artery disease.