A cancer treatment plan can provide a roadmap to help patients navigate their path to recovery. A treatment plan is a written document that informs everyone - the patient, his or her family, and other treating physicians - about the path of care and who is responsible for each portion of that care.
Below are many treatment planning options available at FHFMCI. Our team of dedicated staff and physicians are here to guide you through your coordinated, patient-centered cancer treatment planning process.
Computerized Tomography (CT or Cat Scan)
This non-invasive imaging procedure allows physicians to evaluate diseases through the use of a thin X-Ray beam that creates cross sections of the body. Our Siemens 64 slice CT Scanner offers a precise, comprehensive image to make the most accurate diagnosis.
With the use X-ray machines or other such radiation devices, diagnostic radiology helps aid in the diagnosis of disease
One of the most recent advances in X-ray mammography is digital mammography. Digital (computerized) mammography detects the presence of cancer in the very early stages, even when a lump is too small to be felt. Digital Mammography is available at our 11 locations throughout Central Florida.
Endoscopic ultrasound is a procedure used to detect tumors and diagnose GI cancers. Unlike a traditional endoscope, which looks inside the GI tract, the endoscopic ultrasound looks through the tissue into surrounding organs.
This special type of X-Ray allows our radiologist to examine different parts of your body in real time and see your organs and tissues in motion, for instance in the digestive system.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI a simple procedure that allows a non-invasive examination and evaluation of the brain, heart, vascular system and spine. Our 1.5T MRI Scanners provide advanced capabilities for breast and cardiac imagery.
Multi-modality Image Fusion
A computerized planning technique that electronically incorporates anatomical data from different imaging modalities (such as CT, MRI, PET); this approach provides more clinical information for treatment planning than any single modality.
This medical specialty involves small amounts of radioactive material used to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers and other abnormalities within the body.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
A frequently used molecular imaging procedure, the PET produces a three-dimensional image of functional processes in the body. Images are then reconstructed by computer analysis.
3-D Simulation and Treatment Planning
This computerized planning technique utilizes three-dimensional imaging to visualize the tumor and critical structures so that an optimal treatment plan can be designed.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures that are used to determine whether a lump is a cyst or a solid mass, and to precisely locate the position of a known tumor. The test is safe and painless, and uses no radiation. It is often used in the diagnosis of breast, gynecological and prostate cancers.