Healthcare Services and Programs

The OhioHealth cancer imaging and radiology network brings technology conveniently to neighborhoods throughout central Ohio.

We offer a full range of sophisticated cancer imaging equipment to assist in early detection and diagnosis.

  • Spiral scanners provide arterial and portal venous phase scanning to improve detection in the liver.
  • High-frequency transducers, part of our ultrasound equipment, improve evaluations of breast lesions, both benign and malignant, as well as evaluations of the uterus and ovaries.
  • The transducers also improve testicular scanning quality.

A variety of unique cancer imaging services may be offered at each location, including

Mammography

 

We perform more than 60,000 diagnostic and screening mammograms each year for the early detection of breast cancer.

 

Nuclear Medicine

Our nuclear medicine specialists are at the forefront in technology for diagnosing cancer. Innovative, state of the art diagnostic procedures include:

  • Radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies for the detection of cancer, including ProstaScint scans for the early detection of prostate cancer
  • Labeled peptides for the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors and melanoma
  • Positron emission tomography (PET Scans), which have only recently been used to detect cancer. PET scans are computerized images of the metabolic activity of the body tissues and can detect the presence of disease.
  • Dosimetry studies for thyroid cancers

 

Interventional Cancer Radiology

 

Interventional Radiology is involved in every aspect of cancer care, including diagnosis, minimally invasive therapies and palliation of cancer-related end-of-life symptoms.

Interventional oncologic therapies include:

  • tumor ablation
  • chemoembolization
  • Yttrium-90 selective internal radiation therapy

These are integral to a multidisciplinary patient care program in conjunction with the other three cancer treatment arms - surgery, medical oncology and radiation therapy.

Our cancer radiology experts develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient, working with referring physicians.

  • Interventional oncologic treatment options include percutaneous radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation for liver, lung, bone and renal cancers.
  • Direct intra-arterial therapies are available for a variety of primary and secondary hepatic malignancies, which include chemoembolization with a variety of chemotherapeutic agents, embolic materials and Yttrium-90 isotope