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You’re assured of an accurate diagnosis with top-tier technology.


At Bayhealth, you’ll benefit from the most advanced technology available to diagnose cancer. For whatever type of cancer you’re facing, diagnostic experts use their years of expertise to interpret the results of any tests to understand your cancer. They are an integral part of your multidisciplinary team who will develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Breast

Digital Mammography
Technology that can see through even dense breast tissue provides images that can be magnified and enhanced to get relevant information and detect breast cancer at its earliest stages. Because images can be electronically transmitted, we can share images with other cancer experts quickly and easily.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic energy and radio waves create cross-sectional images or “slices” of specific areas of the body to see it in extreme detail.

Breast ultrasound
High-frequency sound waves create images of breast tissue that can be viewed on a screen.

Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration
A very fine, thin needle is inserted into the breast, to retrieve cells and fluid for a thorough examination.

Core needle biopsy
A “core” tissue sample is obtained for analysis. This larger sample can be made into smaller samples for further analysis. Needle biopsies are typically done using local anesthesia.

Sentinel lymph node biopsy
After a small dose of a dye is injected into the breast region where the tumor is located, a small incision (usually one-half inch) is made and the sentinel lymph node(s) are removed. A pathologist examines them under a microscope. Sentinel nodes are the first lymph nodes to which cancer can potentially spread.

Breast Biopsy Animation
Breast Biopsy Video

Lung

Chest X-ray
If you are a smoker, have smoked during your lifetime or have a family history of lung cancer, you may consider having a chest X-ray routinely. This test captures images of your heart, lungs, airway, blood vessels and lymph nodes.

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
A tube is passed through your mouth into the airway that leads to the lungs. A special probe is used to send sound waves into the surrounding tissue, including the lungs, to capture images of the cancer tumor. A biopsy, which is a sample of tissue, is also taken.

Low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scan
During this innovative screening, scans of the chest area created using computer-processed X-rays generated in “slices” for more accuracy. This is usually done to diagnose lung cancer in its earliest stages.

Thoracoscopy
Surgeons explore the lungs and chest area to determine if tumors are present and the location of them.

Colorectal

Colon Cancer Screening Video

Colonoscopy
After you are mildly sedated, physicians insert a narrow tube with a camera at the end of it through the rectum into the colon to learn if there are any polyps—small growths—present which could one day become cancer. If physicians detect polyps during this procedure, they remove them using an instrument that is incorporated into the diagnostic technology.

Colonoscopy Video

Sigmoidoscopy
Physicians insert a narrow tube with a camera at the end of it into the rectum and guide it into the colon to examine the lower part of the colon only. As with a colonoscopy, polyps can be removed with the sigmoidoscopy.

Computerized tomography (CT)
Specially trained and certified technologists use computer-processed X-rays to generate a scan of your body in “slices” for image accuracy.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
A combination of a magnetic field and radio waves creates three-dimensional images of your body to determine if disease or physical anomalies are present.

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
Physicians inject a small amount of a radioactive substance, known to be absorbed more into cancer cells than normal cells, into a vein. A scanner then “finds” the cells that stand out.

Lymph node biopsy
Surgeons remove part of or all of a lymph node so that it can be examined microscopically to determine if cancer cells are present.

Prostate

Prostate ultrasound
High-frequency sound waves create images of prostate tissue that can be viewed on a screen.

Image-guided prostate biopsy
Surgeons remove a small amount of tissue to be analyzed under a microscope to learn if cancer is present.

Prostate Biopsy Animation

Neurological

Angiogram
After a specialist injects dye, an X-ray is performed showing the brain’s arteries and veins.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic energy and radio waves create cross-sectional images or “slices” of the specific areas of the body, enabling physicians to see it in extreme detail.

Core needle biopsy
A specialist obtains a “core” tissue sample for analysis. This larger sample can be made into smaller samples for further analysis. Needle biopsies are typically done using local anesthesia.

Computerized tomography (CT)
Specially trained and certified technologists use computer-processed X-rays to generate a scan of your body in “slices” for image accuracy.

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
Physicians inject a small amount of a radioactive substance, known to be absorbed more into cancer cells than normal cells, into a vein. A scanner then “finds” the cells that stand out.

 

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