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Diagnostic Cancer Services

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care diagnostic technologies can provide the most accurate diagnosis and staging of your cancer. We take the time to make sure you understand our findings as well as your treatment options which may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these. Together we'll design a treatment plan that is best suited for your needs.

Our diagnostic services include:

Advanced breast biopsy unit
– removes breast tissue for examination
Angiography
– we study the genetic blueprint of a tumor cell in order to understand how it is likely to grow, allowing us to customize treatment plans
Cytogenetics laboratory
– we study the genetic blueprint of a tumor cell in order to understand how it is likely to grow, allowing us to customize treatment plans
Computed tomography (CT)
– uses x-rays to take detailed pictures of the body’s internal structures
Endoscopy
– used to identify and treat gastrointestinal cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
– combines endoscopy and ultrasound technologies to obtain high-quality images of organs and more accurately discovers and stages cancers of the esophagus, lung, stomach, pancreas, bile duct and rectum
Fluoroscopy
– obtains real-time, moving images of internal body structures using an x-ray and fluorescent screen
Low-dose mammography
– detects small cancers of the breast before they can be felt on physical examination
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
– uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to produce photographs and films of organs and structures inside the body
Nuclear medicine
– gathers unique information about the structure and the function of major organ systems within the body enabling doctors to more accurately diagnose conditions and develop treatment plans
Pathology
– board-certified pathologists work with surgeons during and after surgery to detect malignancies in tissue
Positron emission tomography (PET/CT) scanning
– this dual function, noninvasive scanning device allows radiologists to pinpoint the location of tumors, nodules and other abnormal tissue and determine whether they are malignant or benign
Radiology
– Radiofrequency ablation for pain management; Tumor embolization; Tracheal lung stenting; Needle aspiration biopsies; Post-treatment drainage procedures; Catheter-directed chemotherapy; Percutaneous vertebroplasty
Ultrasound
– evaluates breast abnormalities by revealing information about the shape, texture, and composition of tumors and cysts
Vacuum assisted stereotactic breast biopsy
– this minimally invasive outpatient procedure enables physicians to obtain enough breast tissue to make a definitive diagnosis without surgery, while using only a local anesthetic

Cancer care services may vary by location. Please confirm when booking an appointment.