Radiology Cancer Services
DeKalb Medical offers a wide-range of radiology cancer services with the latest diagnostic radiology and imaging procedures to aid in the early detection and treatment of cancer. Radiology cancer services and diagnostic imaging procedures are used to identify cancer cells, determine how the disease’s stage and develop an effective plan of treatment.
While some cancers are diagnosed through a biopsy to remove cells from a suspicious area for laboratory examination, some cancers require highly sophisticated images of the body’s bones and organs to determine if cancer is present or to treat the disease. DeKalb Medical uses the latest radiology for cancer technology and state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment and procedures in radiology for cancer detection to provide the highest quality images.
Types of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology Cancer Services
DeKalb Medical offers several medical imaging tests and radiology for cancer procedures to assist in the diagnosis or treatment of cancer.
Chemoembolization – A radiology for cancer procedure that combines chemotherapy with the blockage of blood flow to a tumor and is most often used to treat cancer of the liver or other cancers that have spread from the liver.
Kyphoplasty – A minimally invasive treatment that can repair spinal fractures in the body of a vertebra.
Vertebroplasty – A minimally invasive treatment that can repair spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis, cancer or benign lesions.
Nuclear Medicine – A variety of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic procedures that use very small amounts of radioactive materials and a special imaging machine to create and display a picture showing the condition of bone or other body organs.
PET/CT – A technology that combines PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and CT (Computer Tomography) scanning capabilities and allows the radiologist to determine not only what cancer is present, but also the exact location of the cancer.
Radiofrequency Ablation – A minimally invasive radiology for cancer treatment that uses radio waves to create heat which is directed though a needle probe to cancer cells to destroy tumors.
In addition to these cancer-related medical imaging techniques and Atlanta radiology cancer services and procedures, DeKalb Medical offers a full array of cancer services and programs.