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A nuclear medicine specialist employs the properties of radioactive atoms and molecules in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and in research. Radiation detection and imaging instrument systems are used to detect disease as it changes the function and metabolism of normal cells, tissues and organs. A wide variety of diseases can be found in this way, usually before the structure of the organ involved by the disease can be seen to be abnormal by any other techniques. Early detection of coronary artery disease (including acute heart attack), early cancer detection and evaluation of the effect of tumor treatment, diagnosis of infection and inflammation anywhere in the body and early detection of blood clot in the lungs are all possible with these techniques. Unique forms of radioactive molecules can attack and kill cancer cells (e.g., lymphoma, thyroid cancer) or can relieve the severe pain of cancer that has spread to bone

Nuclear Medicine Specialist Statistics on

Top 10 Insurances Nuclear Medicine Physicians accept:

  1. BlueCross BlueShield (3798 providers)
  2. Aetna (2503 providers)
  3. Humana Health (1725 providers)
  4. Cigna (1332 providers)
  5. BlueCross BlueShield (1220 providers)
  6. Cigna (1136 providers)
  7. Multiplan PHCS (950 providers)
  8. Coventry (909 providers)
  9. Medicaid (864 providers)
  10. Medicare (753 providers)

States with the most Nuclear Medicine Physicians:

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Texas
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Ohio

Cities with the most Nuclear Medicine Physicians:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Cleveland, OH
  3. Philadelphia, PA
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Houston, TX

Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Nuclear Medicine Physicians on
Percentage of Nuclear Medicine Physicians who are listed as "Board Certified" on
Nuclear Medicine Physicians listed on have been practicing for an average of:28.4 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Nuclear Medicine Physicians:37/80
Average Overall User Rating for Nuclear Medicine Physicians:4 (out of 5)

Nuclear Medicine Physicians by State

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Texas
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Ohio
  6. Florida
  7. Michigan
  8. Georgia
  9. Illinois
  10. Connecticut
  11. Washington
  12. New Jersey
  13. Maryland
  14. Massachusetts
  15. Indiana
  16. Missouri
  17. Arizona
  18. Wisconsin
  19. South Dakota
  20. Virginia
  21. North Carolina
  22. Colorado
  23. Tennessee
  24. District of Columbia
  25. Alabama
  26. Oregon
  27. Iowa
  28. Maine
  29. Arkansas
  30. Puerto Rico
  31. Louisiana
  32. Kentucky
  33. Nebraska
  34. Kansas
  35. South Carolina
  36. Oklahoma
  37. New Mexico
  38. Minnesota
  39. Nevada
  40. Mississippi
  41. West Virginia
  42. Hawaii
  43. Marshall Islands
  44. Delaware
  45. North Dakota
  46. New Hampshire
  47. Utah
  48. Rhode Island
  49. Idaho
  50. Virgin Islands
  51. Federated States of Micronesia

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