Advanced imaging for orthopaedic cancers includes using the most technologically advanced diagnostic imaging equipment available to take pictures and see inside the human body. This gives doctors the most accurate picture of the location of a tumor, and indicates the possible spread of cancer.
What are the imaging tests used to diagnose bone and soft tissue sarcomas?
What kind of technology does Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center have?
Who will read my results?
At the Orthopaedic Oncology Center, your orthopaedic oncologist specializes in reading, understanding and interpreting these studies. A team of dedicated musculoskeletal radiologists reviews all images.
Our team carefully assesses all radiology studies as part of your evaluation and incorporates the findings into your treatment regimen. The team arranges for any further studies or tests that may be needed to complete an evaluation. Learn more about orthopaedic radiology review.
Do I need to be admitted to the hospital for imaging tests?
Most tests are performed on an outpatient basis. Occasionally patients are admitted if they need many tests.
How long will it take to receive my results?
The results of scans are typically available the same day. For very complex studies, such as PET/CT scans, results are often available the next day.