Imaging and diagnosing cancerPrecise imaging is required to diagnose cancer and plan its treatment.
Leading experts and the latest technology at Docrates Hospital’s imaging unit allow our specialists to obtain precise information on the location, type and spread of cancer.
The expertise of medical staff is key in the radiological assessment and diagnosis of cancer. At Docrates, this expertise is provided by Kaarina Partanen, Chief Radiologist, and Kalevi Kairemo, Specialist in Nuclear Medicine, who also analyse the images and issue a statement on them in consultation with a physicist.
At Docrates Hospital, the first clinic appointment takes 90 minutes. Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing event, and both the client and their loved ones usually have a number of questions. Addressing all their concerns is particularly important.
The sophisticated equipment employed by Docrates Hospital’s imaging unit is an important asset in cancer treatment, as it allows the optimum imaging technique to be selected for each patient and cancer type. By combining several imaging methods, extremely detailed information on the location and type of cancer involved can often be obtained. The assessments can be repeated as required, which ensures treatment can always be planned and monitored using up-to-date information. The imaging methods available at Docrates include:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) >>
- Computed Tomography (CT) >>
- Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography >>
- Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography-Computed Tomography (SPECT-CT) >>
- Ultrasound >>