Cancer Diagnostic Imaging
Advanced Imaging to Improve Early Detection & Treatment of Disease
Advances in diagnostic imaging now make it possible to identify and treat diseases in ways that were unimaginable as recently as 20 years ago. South Shore Hospital's team of board-certified radiologists is the largest in the region, and offers patients a full range of diagnostic radiology and imaging services, including a women's diagnostic imaging center on the first floor of the Cancer Center. All diagnostic procedures are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Imaging tests help physicians detect and diagnose disease, make appropriate treatment recommendations, and even monitor your response to therapy. Our goal is to partner with you to obtain the best information possible to make informed diagnostic and treatment recommendations.
Because every test is unique and provides different information, imaging test are not always interchangeable. Therefore, while some tests—like x-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans—use radiation to capture images of the body, others—like ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), do not. Tests are never ordered unless the benefit of having the test, outweighs any potential risk. If a recommended test requires use of radiation, our doctors will make every effort to reduce radiation dose as much as possible without compromising the image quality needed for evaluation.