Radiology services at UPMC CancerCenter offer the latest imaging technologies to detect and help stage many types of cancers.
At the forefront of these technologies is the PET-CT scanner.
The scanner allows doctors to find the precise location of a tumor by combining:
UPMC's PET facility became home to the first PET-CT scanner in 1998. We've used this technology in more than 10,000 cases to date.
Head and neck cancer and melanoma patients have greatly benefited from PET-CT scans.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has long been a top clinical priority at UPMC CancerCenter.
We use advanced MRI techniques to help:
MR spectroscopy reveals tumor response to therapy in the brain and has the potential to apply to other areas of the body.
In the arena of high field-strength MRI, the MRI Research Center offers both 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla research MRI systems.
The 3.0 Tesla MRI system — used mostly for neurological function studies — has the potential to help guide resection of lesions through brain activity mapping.
The radiology team at UPMC CancerCenter performs an array of ultrasound imaging techniques.
For example, we use ultrasound to:
The Magee-Womens Breast Cancer Program provides state-of-the-art breast imaging and testing, including:
Magee is actively pursuing funded research in digital mammography, CAD, and breast MRI.
Visit the UPMC Department of Radiology website to learn more about our imaging technology and services.