Advanced Techniques for Diagnosing Cancer.
Cancer is a complex disease that impacts every patient differently. Comprehensive and personalized treatment starts with an accurate, thorough diagnosis. At CBCC, our diagnostic team is led by oncologists, trained in a wide variety of medical specialties, who use sophisticated tests and procedures to help guide treatment decisions.
Diagnostics plays an important role throughout each patient’s cancer journey. We invest in cutting edge technology to aid in tracking your tumor size, your disease progression, and your treatment response so that we can modify our regimen accordingly.
When in need of additional tests or care, you’re in good hands. The CBCC team will be at your side every step of the way, with complete and compassionate care.
Imaging is a critical part of the diagnostic process. It allows oncologists to determine response to treatment. If a patient’s imaging results indicate something unusual, additional testing (such as a biopsy) can then be ordered.
At CBCC, we offer a variety of superior diagnostic imaging services that can detect even the smallest abnormalities. As a result, we have the ability to detect even the rarest cancers in their earliest stages, a key step in improving your treatment outcomes.
CBCC offers a full range of imaging services, from basic to highly advanced procedures. We have the technology to provide services including:
- Multi-Slice CT (Computed Tomography) Scan
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- Breast MRI
- Nuclear Medicine Imaging
- DEXA Scan
- 3D Digital Mammography
- Dedicated Breast Ultrasound
In addition, we have highly experienced radiologists, physicists, technologists, and physicians to accurately perform each test and interpret the results. Following each test, a radiologist will review your images and send a report of the findings to your doctor.
Unlike diagnostic imaging tests, which are generally non-invasive or only minimally invasive, diagnostic procedures usually involve an analysis of tissue or blood, often from a biopsy.
The procedures we use in diagnosing cancer include:
- Core Needle Biopsy
- Pap Test
- Pelvic Exam
- Lab Tests & Pathology
- Tumor Markers
Your team of physicians may use a variety of laboratory tests if cancer is suspected. In conducting lab tests for cancer, samples of blood, urine, other bodily fluids or tissue are examined for abnormal cells or tumor markers that may determine whether a person has the disease or a precancerous condition.
Types of Lab Tests Provided:
- Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC)
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Tumor Marker Tests
- Coagulation Testing
- Special Chemistries
- Bone Marrow
- Genomic Testing
- Genetic Testing
- Flow Cytometry
The Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) -the gold standard of medical imaging. The ACR has a rigorous set of independent standards for patient safety and top quality care, with only 10 percent of the nation's radiation oncology centers having successfully passed the evaluation. We are very proud to have received this prestigious ACR Accreditation.