Tissue samples are collected either during a minimally invasive procedure or surgery. A pathologist then examines the tissue and cells under a microscope to aid in diagnosing conditions and diseases.
A bone scan is taken after radioactive materials are injected into the blood stream which collects in your bones.
A chest X-ray is a black and white image of the chest area which shows the heart, lungs and bones of the rib cage.
Using a CT Scan increases the detection of lung cancer at Stage 1 up to the rate of 85 percent.
During a digital rectal exam a physician feels the prostate—a small gland that produces seminal fluid—for abnormalities. Annual DRE screenings for males over the age of 50 helps to indicate the sig
Cancer of the lung and bronchus is affecting a staggering number of the population with no sign that the increase will stop – with the increased use of filtered cigarettes, radon and secondhand smo
To determine the stage of lung cancers a minimally invasive tool called Endobronchial Ultrasound Biopsy (EBUS) or endobronchial ultrasound.
Endoscopy is a visual exam of looking inside the body using an endoscope, a tiny flexible light tube.
Most cancers manifest without a known cause, but some are hereditary. Genetic counseling helps hundreds of patients determine their risk for diseases that can be inherited, including colon, uterine, breast and ovarian cancer.
Intravenous Pyelogram, an X-ray of the bladder, is taken by injecting dye into the blood stream which then collects in the urine and is detectable during the X-ray.
MemorialCare’s laboratory services provide comprehensive and dependable diagnostic tests to our hospitals and physician partners.
Pap test is also known as a Papanicolaou test, Pap smear, Pap test, cervical smear, or smear test. During a physical exam a Pap test is taken to collect cells from the cervix.