Diagnostics for Cancer Care at Orange Coast Medical Center

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Bone Scan

A bone scan is taken after radioactive materials are injected into the blood stream which collects in your bones.

Type:
Imaging

Breast Ultrasound

A breast ultrasound utilizes high-frequency sound waves to create an internal image of your breast.

Type:
Imaging

Chest X-Ray

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.

Type:
Imaging

Colonoscopy

The most common type of screening for colorectal cancer is a colonoscopy, which is recommended every 10 years.

Type:
Non-Surgical Procedure

Ductogram / Ductography

Ductography is a form of mammography where a contrast agent is injected into the milk duct of the breast.

Type:
Imaging

Endobronchial Ultrasound Biopsy (EBUS)

To determine the stage of lung cancers a minimally invasive tool called Endobronchial Ultrasound Biopsy (EBUS) or endobronchial ultrasound.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Diagnostic

Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a visual exam of looking inside the body using an endoscope, a tiny flexible light tube.

Type:
Minimally Invasive Diagnostic

Genetic Counseling for Cancer

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

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.

Type:
Imaging

Mammograms / Digital Mammograms

Mammograms and digital mammograms are one of the most important tools in the early detection of breast cancer.

Type:
Imaging

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