Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnostic services include mammography, ultrasound, CT- and ultrasound-guided needle biopsies, sentinel node biopsy and stereotactic breast biopsy. Ridgeview and affiliated clinics offer up-to-date cancer treatments include surgery, three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and clinical research trials.
- CT Scan (computed tomography)—Advanced imaging is provided through rapid three-dimensional reconstructions of body organs and major blood vessels to help detect abnormalities
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)—Magnetic field and applied radio waves create high-resolution images of body structures, tissues and fluids to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of medical conditions
- Nuclear Medicine—A mild, radioactive tracer is used to diagnose and treat abnormalities of organs and soft tissues
- PET/CT (positron emission tomography and computed tomography)—The highly sensitive PET scan picks up the metabolic signal of actively growing cancer cells in the body, while the CT scan provides a detailed picture of the internal anatomy that reveals the size and shape of abnormal cancerous growths.
- X-ray—Creates images for all areas of the body.
- Epidural Injections—For back pain