UPMC Hillman Cancer Center uses imaging technologies that detect, stage, and often treat many types of cancers.
The PET-CT scanner lets doctors detect all types of tumors and metastatic disease and find the precise site of tumors.
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.
The MRI scanner:
MR spectroscopy shows how a brain tumor is responding to treatment. It can also apply to other parts of the body.
Our MRI Research Center offers both 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla research MRI systems. These are both high field-strength MRIs. High field strength MRI means more precise and shorter scans.
The 3.0 Tesla MRI system can help guide the resection of lesions through brain activity mapping.
Ultrasound helps doctors:
The UPMC Breast Cancer Program provides state-of-the-art breast scans and tests, including:
Magee is pursuing funded research in digital mammography, CAD, and breast MRI.
Experts at Hillman Cancer Center use interventional radiology to diagnose and treat cancer.
We use imaging technology to place catheters inside the body. These catheters treat cancer without surgery.
Most of these are on an outpatient basis.