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

Dr. Ravi Ramana is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Ramana's education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramana honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Stavros Georgiou Maragos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
Heart Care Centers of Illinois
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Stavros Maragos is an adult cardiology and nuclear medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Maragos attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Maragos's clinical interests include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maragos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Angiogram, Stress Testing, Women's Health Issues, Heart Failure, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. George F Aziz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 South 104th Avenue
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. George Aziz, who practices in Blue Island, IL, Palos Park, IL, and Joliet, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He has a special interest in cardiac catheterization. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Aziz graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Thomas Theodore Kason, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
13011 S. 104th Avenue; Suite 100
Palos Park, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Kason specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. Dr. Kason graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kason include holter monitoring, heart valve disease, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Kason 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
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
10837 South Cicero Avenue; Suite 200
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Rajesh Sehgal's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Sehgal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. After completing medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Safdarjang Hospital. Dr. Sehgal takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice 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 specializes in general practice and nuclear medicine and practices in Palos Heights, IL. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Stumbris 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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