What makes our approach to the examination, care and treatment of our patients who have thyroid cancer different than other hospitals?
Our "patient-first" philosophy, our renowned expertise and our unique methods set us apart.
With our "patient-first" philosophy, we consider ourselves partners with our patients during their battle with cancer. We work together as a team in order to obtain the best images of your body and get the best results from your therapy.
We assign you your own personal nuclear medicine physician assistant, nuclear medicine physician team and support staff. All of our patients receive a copy of our Thyroid Cancer Manual, a text specially prepared by our doctors here at MedStar Washington Hospital Center to educate our patients about thyroid cancer and the specifics of testing and treatment at our hospital.
We care for and treat more patients than almost any other facility in the United States. We use an interdisciplinary team approach, using different kinds of specialists to help us make a diagnosis and form a treatment plan. These specialists can include endocrinologists, nuclear medicine physicists, surgeons, cytopathologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists and our radiation safety team.
We tailor our procedures to our patients, as we