Radiology is the branch of medicine that uses imaging to help diagnose and treat disease or bodily injuries. Radiologists at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) use a variety of imaging techniques, including X-rays, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and fusion imaging. Radiologists are physicians who specialize in obtaining and interpreting medical images of areas inside the body. At CTCA®, our radiologists work with patients to locate and stage cancer using imaging and interventional radiology.
During your initial evaluation at our hospitals, our doctors and clinicians thoroughly review your medical records and health history. In addition, patients undergo comprehensive diagnostic testing to better understand their cancer type and stage. Our radiology department offers a variety of imaging tools to make an informed diagnosis. Our radiologists work with patients to recommend an appropriate diagnostic imaging option and help patients complete testing.
We understand that waiting for test results may cause stress. To ease the anxiety, we strive to provide same-day test results, when possible. Once image testing is complete and the results are available, a radiologist will provide a report discussing the findings of your diagnostic testing. Our radiologists coordinate with other members of the patient’s care team to craft a personalized treatment plan designed with the goal of helping to fight the cancer and manage cancer-related side effects. When your side effects are maintained, you may be better able to focus on healing and your quality of life.
Our team of radiologists is dedicated to the whole-patient care model that is central to the CTCA mission. The radiologists at our five state-of-the-art cancer hospitals communicate on a regular basis with other doctors and clinicians, to provide streamlined, seamless care, all under one roof.