Ealry Dection and Diagnosis
Focused on early detection
Discovering cancer at the earliest stages offers the best opportunity for
successful treatment, and Lehigh Regional Medical Center is committed
to promoting early detection through screenings and advanced diagnostic
services. Whether it’s offering screening exams or holding health-education
events in the community, part of our comprehensive care focuses on prevention.
Advanced expertise and technology for cancer diagnosis
Our cancer specialists (oncologists) utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic
technology that has the capability to detect cancer at the earliest stages.
Accurate diagnosis is a crucial part of developing an effective treatment
plan, and our oncologists have the expertise to diagnose and plan a comprehensive
treatment strategy through:
Advanced imaging technology – Computerized tomography (CT or CAT scan), magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI), ultrasound imaging (sonography), positron emission tomography (PET),
PET/CT scanning and other advanced imaging technologies provide a detailed
picture of internal organs and tissues to detect cancer.
Biopsy – Biopsies determine whether cells are cancerous and if so, determine
the type and stage of cancer. Advanced imaging technology — such
as MRI, CT and ultrasound — are often combined with minimally invasive
techniques to obtain tissue samples.