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Dr. Ravi Kumar Ramana D.O.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 S 104th Av; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Ravi Ramana's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramana welcomes new patients. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. George F. Aziz M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
13011 South 104th Avenue
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. George Aziz is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. His clinical interests include cardiac catheterization. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Aziz attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aziz accepts.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Thomas T. Kason M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
13011 S. 104th Avenue; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Kason's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Kason honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Electrocardiogram, Nuclear Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Heart Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajesh Sehgal MD, FACC
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
10837 South Cicero Avenue; Suite 200
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Rajesh Sehgal is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Oak Lawn, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sehgal honors. Before completing his residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Safdarjang Hospital, Dr. Sehgal attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Sehgal (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Practice, Nuclear Medicine
11950 S Harlem Avenue; Suite 101
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Ronald Stumbris is a general practitioner and nuclear medicine specialist in Palos Heights, IL. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Rush 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.
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