Our Providence imaging centers as well as our partners at South Sound Radiology offer imaging tests to our patients and the community at large. We offer access to the following oncology exams:
Computerized Radiography (CR)
Computerized Radiography uses a medium to capture x-ray energy, just like with direct radiography, or what you might think of as an X-Ray. Computerized Radiography produces a digital image that can be enhanced through digital imaging software to help your doctors better examine your scans.
Multi-Detector CT Scanning
CT Scanning is a painless and noninvasive tests which take multiple images of the body and joins them together for a cross sectional view of the body. This test allows your doctors to view your body as a whole picture and better diagnose and treat your medical condition.
PET/CT (Position Emission Tomography with Computer Tomography)
A PET/CT exam not only helps your physician diagnose a problem, it also helps predict the likely outcome of various therapeutic alternatives. A whole body PET scan may detect whether cancer is isolated to one specific area or has spread to other organs. With PET/CT it is now much easier to select the best treatment and then monitor the effects of treatment.
Bone Density Scanning (DXA or Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry)
This enhanced form of X-Ray technology measures bone loss. Bone density testing is helpful in evaluating many medical conditions as well as the effect of prolonged medication use on bone density.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
MRIs utilize your magnetic field to create an accurate picture of the internal structures of your body. MRIs are especially helpful in providing images of the brain, muscles, heart and cancers in the body as they are good at showing contrast between soft tissues.
Ultrasounds deliver a pressure wave across your body in order to image the inner structure of your body. This non-invasive procedure is one of the most widely used diagnostic procedures in modern medicine.
Mammograms use low energy X-rays to examine the breast as a diagnostic and screening tool to detect the early presence of breast cancer. Mammograms are recommended, on average, every two years for women between the ages of 50 and 74.