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

Dr. Charles Ashby is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Ashby's hospital/clinic affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He takes MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ashby trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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

Dr. John Kenerson is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Kenerson performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. He accepts MAMSI, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, 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 is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Chesapeake, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. She is in-network for MAMSI, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Joyner attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, 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. Mohit Bhasin is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Bhasin's professional affiliations include Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Bhasin attended Emory University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhasin is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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.
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