Diagnostic Imaging: Ultrasound
Fox Chase Cancer Center's ultrasound room offers a vast array of outpatient studies, including abdominal work and breast ultrasound. Fox Chase radiologists have expertise both in screening for and diagnosing cancer with ultrasound.
Ultrasound uses sound waves with frequencies above those humans can hear. The sound waves travel into the body, bouncing off organs and tissues to make echoes. The echo patterns form a picture (sonogram) of the internal organs and body tissues. Ultrasound can show tumors. It also can guide doctors doing biopsies or treating tumors.