- ABMS Certification:
- Amer Bd of Nuclear Medicine (Nuclear Medicine)
- Research Interests:
Nuclear oncology, PET/CT, radionuclide therapy, imaging of dementia
- Clinical Practice:
- Prostate Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Blurton is a member of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and PET Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging. She trained in radiation oncology prior to completing her residency in nuclear medicine. She is part of the dedicated nuclear medicine team that uses molecular imaging to detect, treat and monitor disease. Her areas of interest include PET/CT imaging, pediatric nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology, imaging and treatment of thyroid disease, radiation safety and medical education. Dr. Blurton and her team treat prostate cancer, thyroid cancer and benign thyroid disease with radioisotope therapy.
In addition to her clinical role, Dr. Blurton is involved in medical student education and serves as a clinical performance development physician mentor at the UVA School of Medicine. She is also a member of the UVA Medical School admissions committee and the radiation safety committee for the University of Virginia. She is responsible for training radiology residents and fellows in the area of nuclear medicine and PET/CT imaging. Dr. Blurton's current clinical research efforts involve PET/CT imaging of neurodegenerative dementias.
- Nuclear Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
- Radiology, Wake Forest University Radiation Oncology, Wake Forest University