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The Via Christi Cancer Center offers a number of diagnostic procedures to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of Cancer. To learn more about a specific procedure please select the procedure name from the below listing.

Via Christi Hospital at 1 Mt Carmel Way in Pitsburg is home to the area's first 128-slice CT (Computerized Tomography) machine.

Via Christi's Women's Imaging Center offers one of the most advanced technologies in breast cancer detection today.

Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg's MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a painless, non-surgical procedure with no known side effects.

Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg uses radioactive substances, sometimes called radiopharmaceuticals or tracers, to create images of the internal organs.

Via Christi Hospital at 1 Mt Carmel Way, in cooperation with DMS Imaging, is pleased to offer PET(Positron Emission Tomography)

A SPECT Scan (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) is a three dimensional imaging technique used in conjunction with a number of Nuclear Medicine studies.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, is a less invasive, non-surgical outpatient procedure which can determine if an abnormality is cancerous.

Ultrasound is a method in which sound waves are used to create images of parts and to detect and diagnose various conditions and internal diseases without the use of radiation.

UX-Ray (or Radiography) is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Radiographs are created by passing small amounts of radiation.


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