Imaging Center at Fox Chase

Digital Mammograms are quicker, higher quality, and optimized for best resolution

The first institution in the Greater Philadelphia region to offer the PET (Positron Emission Tomography/CT) Scanner.

Your First Step in Getting the Best Cancer Treatment

Diagnostic imaging services include fluoroscopy, CT, nuclear medicine, PET/CT, MRI, ultrasound, colonoscopy, CT Colonography ("Virtual Colonoscopy"), mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy.

Review and consultation services are available at Fox Chase for films submitted by outside physicians.


Biopsies are performed to acquire tiny pieces of tissue either for the diagnosis or staging of cancer, or for molecular testing to better characterize a tumor to guide an individual treatment plan for each patient. Image Guided Biopsies are performed in different parts of Diagnostic Imaging for many different indications.

Biopsies of the lung, liver, lymph nodes and other body parts are performed in the main diagnostic imaging area using either CT or ultrasound guidance.

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High Tech and Low Stress

The Imaging Center includes 14,000 square feet of space within the Fox Chase Cancer Center campus in Philadelphia. Mainly an outpatient facility, it is open to Fox Chase patients and patients being treated at other cancer centers.

Radiology is key to your overall cancer care. At the Imaging Center at Fox Chase, our team of expert doctors uses the latest technology to give you a full range of world-class digital imaging services. For you, this means accurate diagnosis and staging of your cancer to give you the best and most appropriate cancer treatment. This helps make Fox Chase among the best places for cancer treatment.

High-tech imaging services with the latest equipment, doctors who are experts in radiology, and a dedicated group of nurses, technicians and support staff are all here for you. The Imaging Center also features comfortable waiting areas and private changing rooms for patients.

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Diagnostic Testing

Screening Services

Fox Chase Cancer Center's reputation for quality cancer treatment also includes an outstanding program for prevention and screening examinations.

Cancer prevention and early detection begins with knowing your cancer risk; then, doing something about it. Regular screening may help detect cancer at its earliest stages when the chance of a cure is highest.
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Get a Second Opinion

Patients who have undergone diagnostic testing elsewhere often receive abnormal results. These patients may be referred to Fox Chase's gastroenterologists for further testing. We offer the area's broadest array of endoscopic technologies including endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, double balloon enteroscopy, photodynamic therapy and Barretts' esophagus ablation techniques.

Interventional Radiology

Fox Chase has one of the country's largest, most experienced programs in radiation oncology. Fox Chase radiation oncologists use the most sophisticated treatment planning to provide tailored radiation therapy. Our outcomes prove patients benefit from our extensive experience.

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A Filmless and Digital Imaging Facility

The Imaging Center at Fox Chase is a completely filmless and digital facility. Our Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) gives our doctors the ability to read images in minutes from anywhere in the cancer center. This includes the clinic area, where doctors can see images instantly without the need to print out hard-copy film. Digital systems such as PACS replace hard-copy based means of managing medical images, such as film archives.

Digital imaging expands on conventional systems by providing for off-site viewing and reporting (distance education, tele-diagnosis). It also lets doctors at various physical locations view the same information at the same time (teleradiology).

Medical Records and Film Library

Medical Records

Obtain a copy of your records:
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Medical Records
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111-2497

Film Library

Obtain a copy of your Imaging:
Fax Number: 215-214-1663
Release form for Mammography Films [PDF]

Accreditation Recognizes Excellence

Fox Chase Cancer Center has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for mammography, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy, and stereotactic biopsy. This designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR's voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

Fox Chase Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for both screen-film and full-field digital mammography units. The ACR is the country's oldest and largest accrediting body for mammography. Fox Chase also holds ACR accrediation for MRI services. Read more »

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