At the Enoch Callaway Cancer Center, we are constantly tracking the newest developments in cancer diagnoses. Depending on the type of cancer we suspect, you may be tested by any of the following techniques:
- Blood Tests — Certain types of cancer will show elevated levels of different substances in the blood.
- Colonoscopy — A flexible tube holding a camera is passed through the colon to detect possible cancerous lesions. The patient is given light anesthesia for the procedure.
- Computerized Tomography (CT) — A brief, targeted exposure of a small amount of radiation, which is used to create a detailed image of internal organs.
- Mammography — A black and white X-ray of the breast, used to determine the presence of breast tumors.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) — A magnetic field and radio waves create detailed images of the organs and tissues in your body.
- Nuclear Medicine Diagnostics — Organ or tissue-specific images that are obtained as radiopharmaceuticals pass through the body.
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET) — Allows physicians to detect abnormal molecular cell activity which may indicate the presence of cancer.
- Ultrasound — High-frequency sound waves produce images of the inside of the body, then send the images to a computer screen for examination.
For more information, call (706) 845-3296.