How are cancer imaging exams used?
What kind of imaging exam can detect cancer?
Virtual CT Colonography
Computed Tomography (CT) Colonography is a minimally invasive exam to screen for cancer of the large intestine, also known as colon cancer. Click here to learn more about Virtual CT Colonography.
CT Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer screening uses Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT), which is a CT scan with a minimal dose of radiation, to find lung nodules, some of which may be cancer. Click here to learn more about CT Lung Cancer Screening.
Prostate 3T MRI
Prostate 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a specialized MRI of the Pelvis, a noninvasive imaging technique designed to create detailed high resolution “multiparametric” (meaning to take a large amount of different pictures of the prostate gland) cross-sectional images of the prostate gland. Click here to learn more about Prostate 3T MRI.
MRI Breast Biopsy
Magnetic Resonance, or MR, guided breast biopsy uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to help locate a breast lump or abnormality, and guide a needle to remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. Click here to learn more about MRI Breast Biopsy.
Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
Magnetic Resonance, or MR, guided breast biopsy uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to help locate a breast lump or abnormality, and guide a needle to remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. Click here to learn more about Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy.
Screening and diagnostic mammography, or mammogram, is an x-ray exam of the breast. Click here to learn more about Digital Mammography.
3D mammography, also known as breast tomosynthesis, gives radiologists the ability to view inside the breast layer by layer, helping to see the fine details more clearly by minimizing overlapping tissue. Click here to learn more about 3D Mammography.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Stereotactic breast biopsy uses mammography to help locate a breast lump or abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. It’s less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring and can be an excellent way to evaluate calcium deposits or tiny masses that are not visible on ultrasound Click here to learn more about Stereotactic Breast Biopsy.
I-123 Thyroid Scan
A nuclear medicine I-123 thyroid scan is used to determine the size, shape and position of the thyroid gland. The thyroid uptake is performed to evaluate the function of the gland. Click here to learn more aboutI-123 Thyroid Scan.
Octreoscan is used to visualize hormone-producing tumors of the nervous and endocrine systems, or neuroendocrine tumors. Most tumors of this nature contain cells with a receptor for the hormone somatostatin. Click here to learn more about OctreoScan.
A parathyroid scan is a nuclear medicine exam to determine the function and health of the parathyroid gland which regulates calcium uptake in the body. Click here to learn more about Parathyroid Scan.
A nuclear medicine bone scan shows the effects of injury or disease (such as cancer) or infection on the bones. A nuclear medicine bone scan also shows whether there has been any improvement or deterioration in a bone abnormality after treatment. Click here to learn more about Bone Scans.
PET (Positron Emission Tomography)/CT
PET (Positron Emission Tomography)/CT scans are a specialized form of nuclear medicine imaging specifically designed for cancer staging, restaging, evaluating response to therapy and in some cases, active surveillance after treatment is completed. PET/CT is performed by injecting a small amount of a radioactive tracer into the bloodstream to evaluate blood flow throughout the body. When combined with CT, the result is a more complete examination of the tissues of the body affected by cancer. Click here to learn more about PET/CT scans.
Why are imaging exams important in the fight against cancer?
Do you need a screening or diagnostic imaging exam?
If you or a loved one has received a recommendation from a medical provider to undergo an imaging exam to confirm or rule out a suspicion of cancer, or as a follow-up to review the progress of cancer treatments, Capitol Imaging Services has several affiliate centers that can provide the recommended imaging exam. Our imaging network is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, meeting or exceeding the standards set for quality, patient safety, reporting and technological expertise.
Your safety is always our top priority. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and see why Capitol Imaging Services is doctor trusted and patient preferred. Below you will find a list of our locations that perform cancer imaging studies.