Multiple myeloma can be difficult to diagnose. Your integrated team of multiple myeloma experts will use state-of-the-art tools to accurately diagnose the disease. This helps us formulate an individualized treatment plan best suited to your needs. Throughout your treatment, we'll use imaging and laboratory tests to track the size of the tumors, monitor your response to treatment, and modify your plan when needed.
Physical exam and health history
Within the first two days of your arrival at our hospital, we will perform a complete array of diagnostic tests, and thoroughly review your medical records and health history. Your doctor will also likely conduct a physical exam to look for signs of bone pain and tenderness, bruising, or swelling in the spleen or lymph nodes. This information helps us formulate treatment recommendations best suited to you.
Reduced wait times for appointments and test results
We understand that waiting for test results can create a great deal of stress. To ease anxiety and help you begin your multiple myeloma treatment sooner, we provide reduced wait times for appointments and test results. Our turnaround time goal—from the time of the scan to providing results so treatment planning can occur—is four hours.
We also want you to be as comfortable as possible during your imaging tests. Our team uses padding and comfort equipment, as well as a variety of positioning devices, to help you feel more relaxed during scans and procedures.