Imaging's Role in Diagnosis

There is no single test that can accurately diagnose cancer. The complete evaluation of a patient usually requires a thorough history and physical examination along with diagnostic testing. Many tests are needed to determine whether a person has cancer, or if another condition (such as an infection) is mimicking the symptoms of cancer. Effective diagnostic testing is used to confirm or eliminate the presence of disease, monitor the disease process, and plan for and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.

The Radiology Department at Spectrum Health Lakeland is committed to offering patients’ and physicians state-of-the-art imaging technologies with the highest standard in radiological care. Lakeland’s board-certified radiologists and specially-trained radiologic technologists offer access to the most advanced diagnoses and minimally invasive interventional treatments available. 

Our radiology department uses advanced imaging technology including positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) scans as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scans, ultrasound and digital mammography.

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