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Nuclear Medicine Physicians

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Nuclear medicine physicians, also known as nuclear radiologists, use radioactive techniques and materials to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the human body. They are physicians who specialize in analyzing medical images of patients and making recommendations for treatment. They hold a doctor of medicine (M.D.) from an accredited school and are board certified in radiology. There are approximately 355,460 physicians and surgeons (all others not listed separately by the Department of Labor) employed in the United States.

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Medical Degree




Faster than the Average
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Solo Practice Owner

Chief of Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine Physician

Medical Resident

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