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Cancer Diagnosis

Asplundh Cancer Pavilion

Patients deserve the best diagnostic testing to accurately identify, stage and determine treatment for all cancers.

We have the most up-to-date diagnostic services and sophisticated technologies, at convenient locations. Our cancer specialists excel at evaluating test results to reach a precise diagnosis and plan effective treatment.

Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging is used by radiologists to examine a patient’s internal organs and structures to determine the existence of a medical condition. These exams utilize a variety of imaging technologies that can use x-rays, magnetic fields, and ultrasound together with computers to produce images from which a diagnosis can be made.

The type of imaging procedure or technology used depends upon a patient’s symptoms and the part of the body being examined.

Diagnostic imaging for women focus on specific female-oriented health issues and can utilize all of the imaging technologies used for general radiology as well as specialized procedures. Breast and bone health are two key areas as well as conditions pertaining to the reproductive system.

Diagnostic Testing

Our advanced equipment provides detailed analysis for evaluation. While some testing, such as blood tests, may be similar for many cancers, each disease is diagnosed through specialized tests. See Cancers We Treat to learn about tests for specific cancers. Physical examination and discussion are also important in making a diagnosis.

Types of Cancer Tests

Among the tests we conduct:

  • Ultrasound, including EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound)
  • CT (computed tomography)
  • PET (positron emission tomography)
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and bone scans
  • Mammogram
  • IVP (intravenous pyelogram)
  • Endoscopic exams
  • Angiogram
  • Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy
  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
  • ECC (colposcopy and endocervical curettage)
  • PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test
  • Nuclear medicine studies
  • X-rays and biopsies

Testing Locations

Diagnostic testing is available at convenient Jefferson Health – Abington locations throughout the area. Mammography and other breast testing available at the Mary T. Sachs Breast Center at Jefferson Health – Willow Grove, at Jefferson Lansdale Hospital and Jefferson Health – Warminster.

Honored for Cancer Expertise

The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer awarded Abington's program the  Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012 and 2015, one of only eight programs nationwide to earn this award two survey cycles in a row.

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2012

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2015