In cancer treatment, the development trend is a more precise diagnosis, which strongly affects the success of the treatments themselves. Cancer diagnostics and the planning of further treatment require accurate imaging as a tool. The leading specialists of the imaging unit of Docrates Cancer Center and latest technology allow obtaining specific information on the location, type and staging of the cancer.
The professional skill of the treatment personnel plays a key role in imaging examinations and the establishment of a precise diagnosis. At Docrates Cancer Center, diagnostics comprises the uncompromising team work of a multi-professional team of experts: key roles are played by Merja Raade, Chief Radiologist, and Kalevi Kairemo, Chief Physician of Molecular Radiotherapy & Nuclear Medicine, together with the hospital physicists and the attending specialist doctor.
The strength of our comprehensive and top-quality imaging centre in cancer treatment is the genuine opportunity to select the optimal imaging technique from the point of view of every patient and cancer type. All equipment is located physically under the same roof, which allows us to tailor undelayed access to the necessary examinations for each patient.
The location and nature of cancer can often be brought out with millimetre precision by combining different techniques. The attending doctor defines the necessary imaging examinations for each patient. We repeat already taken imaging according to need so that we always operate according to up-to-date information. If the patient already has fresh and appropriate images ready, we can utilise them – unnecessary repeated examinations are not performed.