The Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic at the Regional Cancer Center helps newly diagnosed breast cancer patients or patients looking for a second opinion for their treatment options. Your physician can refer you to the clinic, or you can refer yourself!
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When a physician identifies a potential problem, he or she will order a number of diagnostic tests including:
PET Scan (Positron Emission Tomography): A PET scan looks at different parts of the body to see how they are working. PET scans check blood flow and how well the tissues in that area of the body use oxygen and food.
CT Scan (Computed Axial Tomography): A CT takes pictures of the inside of the body. This painless, radiographic technique produces a film that represents a detailed cross-section of tissue structure.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): A MRI uses a strong magnetic field and a computer to take pictures of the body. MRI is especially useful in evaluating the brain, neck, spinal cord and blood vessels.
Nuclear Medical Scan: This technique uses an injected radioactive material and a scanner to determine the size, shape, location and function of various organs, structures and body parts.
Bone Marrow Biopsy: This procedure takes a sample of bone marrow to test for abnormalities. Bone marrow makes most blood cells, such as red and white blood cells and platelets. Technicians perform the biopsy by inserting a needle into the bone (usually the hip) and removing the marrow sample during a sterile procedure.
Scintigraphy: The radiographic procedure determines lymph node involvement with a primary tumor. We inject a radiographic isotope around the tumor and then take an image after it has traveled to the lymph node group that serves as its primary drainage.