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Dr. Akiva Mintz

Nuclear Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
17 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

20 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 17 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 administer patients with larger doses of radioactivity to treat select diseases. Radiotherapy treats patients with external beam radiation instead of injecting them or given it orally, but some rt docs also do the nuclear medicine therapies.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 17 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 to mitigate occupational risk for employees.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Akiva Mintz
Nuclear Medicine 17 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-specific biomarkers and specific organs. The downside is it uses radioactivity (very little) and has somewhat limited resolution, but the modern scanners are attached to other modalities such as ct or mri.

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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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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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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