Cancer Imaging

Cancer may be difficult to detect, but for some types of cancer, the earlier it is detected the better are the chances of treating it effectively.  Imaging techniques- methods of producing images of the body internally- have become an important element for the earlier detection of many cancers. But imaging is not just used for cancer detection, it is also important for telling the stage of the tumor (how advanced it is), the precise location of cancer to aid in directing surgery and treatments, and to see if the cancer has returned.

For more general information on cancer imaging, please go to the attached National Cancer Institute link: