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Dr. Lee and several other surgeons from the Department of Surgery collaborated with doctors in the Nuclear Imaging Department to invent a new type of parathyroid imaging, which fuses key aspects of both the nuclear medicine scan and the traditional CT scan, allowing surgeons to not only tell which parathyroid gland was malfunctioning, but also where exactly it is located and what its shape is.
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In order to understand the parathyroid glands, we are going to take you back in time – far, far back, to about 375 million years ago when a group of vertebrates climbed out of the water and onto land.
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We’re proud to announce that New York Magazine has chosen 15 faculty members from the Columbia University Department of Surgery for its 2014 Best Doctors list.
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Deborah Gerszberg, Clinical Nutritionist at The Pancreas Center, discusses the results of recent studies which suggest excess calcium supplementation can actually be harmful to your health.
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After the Chernobyl accident in 1986, Dr. McConnell made 40 trips to the Ukraine and Belarus where much of the fallout landed. There he helped to care for and study the effects of radiation exposure on tens of thousands of people exposed to nuclear fallout, including approximately 25,000 children. He is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in radiation-induced thyroid cancer.
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