At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Southwestern) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the radiology and imaging department strives to ensure that imaging tests are performed with attention to quality and accuracy, and that test results are delivered as soon as possible. Radiologists use imaging to help diagnose and treat cancer. Our cancer center in Tulsa has a variety of imaging tools available, including X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear medicine imaging, mammography and ultrasound.
During your initial evaluation at CTCA®, we review your medical history and conduct comprehensive diagnostic testing to help determine your type and stage of cancer. The radiology department at our Tulsa hospital uses state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging tests with the goal of looking for cancer, determining whether it has spread and tracking the cancer to determine if treatment is working. When possible, we use minimally invasive diagnostic technology to help locate and diagnose tumors. Our Oklahoma radiologists read the images of interior body parts and provide results. Radiologists at Southwestern provide written reports on their findings and include those as part of patients’ medical records. When the results are available, your care team will work with you to develop a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan for your individual and lifestyle needs.
At our hospital in Tulsa, cancer treatment is tailored to the specific needs and desires of each patient. The radiologist may be one member of a wider care team, led by a medical oncologist and coordinated by a care manager. At our Tulsa hospital, the various members of the care team take time to talk with each patient in detail about his or her diagnosis and treatment options, and answer questions that may arise. Cancer patients at CTCA are empowered to take an active role in the treatment decision-making process.