Precision CyberKnife for Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Treatment A tumor in the lungs moves with each breath, making it difficult to accurately target with standard radiation therapy. Precision CyberKnife’s sophisticated software and respiratory tracking system allows for confirmation of the exact location of the lung tumor and continuously tracks the tumor’s movement throughout treatment. The pinpoint accuracy of Precision CyberKnife…

Precision CyberKnife for Liver Cancer

Liver Cancer Treatment Treatments for liver cancer depend on the type of cancer and the stage. Early-stage primary liver cancer, and some metastatic tumors, may be treated with surgery, with the goal of removing the entire tumor. Other methods such as chemotherapy treatment and conventional radiation therapy may also be used. In some cases, the…

Precision CyberKnife for Kidney Tumor Treatment

Kidney Tumor Treatment Precision CyberKnife offers patients a non-surgical option for kidney tumor treatment. Traditionally, surgical removal of part or all of a kidney is the standard treatment for kidney tumors. Techniques that destroy tissue with freezing (cryosurgery) or heat (radio-frequency ablation) have also been used to treat kidney tumors. Treating kidney tumors with standard…

Precision CyberKnife for Brain Tumors

Brain Tumor Treatment Generally, treatment of brain tumors requires a combination of treatments, such as surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. However, traditional treatment options such as chemotherapy may not be effective for treating metastatic brain tumors. Precision CyberKnife offers patients a non-invasive alternative to surgery, and can be used for brain tumors that are considered…

Precision CyberKnife for Bone and Spine Tumors

Bone & Spine Tumor Treatment Treatment of spine and bone tumors requires a combination of treatments, such as surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.  Bones are a common site for metastases which can form small holes in the affected bone, weakening it and increasing the risk of fractures and other issues. Precision CyberKnife offers patients a…

X-Ray

An x-ray uses radiation to make images of bones and internal organs.  It is generally the first step in diagnosis and treatment —even in emergency situations—because it is a fast, easy, painless and safe way for your doctor to view and assess conditions ranging from broken bones to pneumonia. Our Ysio x-ray system is a…

Ultrasound/ Echocardiogram

Ultrasound Ultrasound examination uses high-frequency sound waves to produce precise images of structures within your body.  Ultrasound may be employed to, among other things; diagnose heart conditions (echocardiogram); evaluate abdominal and pelvic pathology; evaluate carotid, heart, deep vein thrombosis, thyroid, testicular/scrotal pathology and more. Echocardiogram Also known as a cardiac ultrasound, an echocardiogram uses standard…

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses radioactive materials to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, and certain other abnormalities within the body. Nuclear medicine procedures are non-invasive and usually painless medical tests that assist physicians in diagnosing medical conditions. These procedures often identify abnormalities…

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Mather Hospital has two high field MRIs that provide our patients with excellent image quality and short examination times – a 3T MRI and a 1.5T, short-bore MRI. The 3 Tesla (3T) GE MRI (pictured) provides better detection of subtle lesions and clearer views of arteries and veins, often without the need for contrast injections. Typical…