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Dr. Akiva Mintz

Nuclear Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
18 years experience male

Locations

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Winston-Salem, NC

Address

Medical Center BLVD, Winston-Salem, NC
Directions

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Specialties
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Nuclear Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

17 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Not really: Nuclear medicine staff are very heavily monitored that they dont exceed the occupational radiation limits. This testing is regulated by the government... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Nuc Med injects dyes: In nuclear medicine, we inject radioactive "dyes" to image or treat patients. In radiation oncology, x-rays are generated outside the patient and irra... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
No: Typically chemotherapy does not refer to radioactive material used in nuclear medicine.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Borderline: That means that after they stimulated your gallbladder, it ejected 29% of the radioactive tracer. Typically if it is less than 30-35% (depending on th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Any: Any type of doctor who feels a patient has a thyroid issue orders the scan. Usually, nuclear medicine physicians perform the test. The typical order f... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Depends: It depends what your doctor is looking for. Ultrasound, cardiac ct and MRI may be able to show how strong your heart is beating (ejection fraction) an... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
It depends: It depends on whether it takes up radioactive iodine or not. The type that takes up radioactive iodine (papillary) is usually treated with surgery an... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
StandardUptakeValue: Suv simply stands for standard uptake value of a certain area on a scan (lesion, lymph node, etc). This is typically used to standardize pet scans bet... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Nuclear study: This is a nuclear medicine test that tells your physician about your heart function. A small amount of nuclear tracer is given right after/during runn... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
No, but overlaps: Nuclear medicine is primarily diagnostic where we inject patients with a small amount of radioactivity and take a picture. However, in some cases, we ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Molecular imaging: Nuclear medicine has the ability to examine the molecular basis of disease by using very low levels of radioactivity that targets the disease-specifi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Thyroid function: Thias scan measures the uptake and/or the distribution of either iodine (or a different tracer). It will tell if one has an overactive/under active th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Takes up tracer: Pet scans work by imaging a tracer that is a sugar analogue. Since tissue/cells that are more "metabolically active" take up more glucose tracer, we r... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Nope: There is radioactivity involved, but the dose is not considered in the range that it presents a risk and is comparable with other radiology exams. If ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Diagnose and treat: Nuclear medicine docs inject small amounts of radioactivity into patients to take images and interpret them. In addition, for some conditions, larger ... Read More
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: It is a nuclrear medicine study that uses a small amount of radiation similar to xrays. The amount usrd is not in a range that is harmful or should b... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 18 years experience
Typically not: The only "risk" would be during the stress part, when one runs on a treadmill or gets a drug alternative. However, there is little risk here because t... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mintz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mintz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks! I have my 1st nuclear stress test scheduled in less than 2 weeks. Pleased to read your answer doctor.
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Thanks. I'll have to seriously consider this.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2004MD

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

HOSPITAL OF UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA
Completed 2008

Affiliations

Wake Forest Baptist Health
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