At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our radiologists use advanced imaging techniques to help diagnose and treat cancer. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive diagnostic technology with the goal of helping to detect cancer cells and identify the cancer’s stage and type. Radiology uses diagnostic imaging tests to look for cancer, to see if the cancer has metastasized or to track tumors to determine if cancer treatment is working.
Radiologists at our Pennsylvania cancer treatment center play a vital role in patient care, reading and interpreting images of the inside of the body and providing results. Our hospital in Philadelphia has a variety of imaging tools available, including X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), mammography and ultrasound. Radiologists are doctors who have typically completed post-medical school training to interpret medical images. By using diagnostic imaging and/or interventional radiology, our radiologists at Eastern strive to locate and stage cancer. The radiologist is responsible for writing a report on the findings, which will become part of your medical records.
Your care team at Eastern in Philadelphia has access to your results, allowing them to quickly and seamlessly coordinate care and develop a personalized treatment plan for your type and stage of cancer. At our cancer center in Pennsylvania, our doctors and clinicians work together in one location, communicating daily, coordinating treatments and providing integrative cancer treatment. Our evidence-based supportive therapies are designed to help you manage side effects and maintain quality of life, so you and your family can focus on healing. Supportive care services may include nutrition therapy, pain management, naturopathic medicine, oncology rehabilitation and mind-body medicine.