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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
61 Southern Boulevard
Nesconset, NY

Dr. Lewis Rappaport specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Bay Shore, NY and Nesconset, NY. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Rappaport attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Southside Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rappaport's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Robert Matthews, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
3 Edmun D. Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Robert Matthews is a specialist in nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. His clinical interests include nuclear scan and PET scan. Dr. Matthews honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Catholic University of Cordoba Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Imaging Procedures, Nuclear Scan

Dr. Hal A Skopicki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Level 5 Heart Center
Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Hal Skopicki is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Islandia, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. These areas are among Dr. Skopicki's clinical interests: advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and myocarditis. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Healthfirst, and more. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Myocarditis, Clinical Trials, Cardiomyopathy, Research, Sarcoidosis, Hemochromatosis, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Dinko Franceschi, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
University Hospital; L4
Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Dinko Franceschi is a specialist in nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. He works in Stony Brook, NY. His areas of expertise consist of nuclear scan and PET scan. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Franceschi studied medicine at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Franceschi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Imaging Procedures, Nuclear Scan

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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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