Diagnostics for Cancer Care at Saddleback 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

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

Tomosynthesis 3D Mammography

Not all breasts are the same. In fact, 40% of women have dense breast tissue which is associated with a slight increased risk of developing breast cancer.

Type:
Imaging

Ultrasound

Ultrasound technology uses high-frequency sound waves to produce exceptionally high-quality moving images of the fetus, heart, abdominal organs and other soft tissues of the body.

Type:
Imaging

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