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Cancer Diagnostics

Cancer Diagnostics

Advanced technology enables oncologists to detect many cancers earlier and more accurately. Lima Memorial Cancer Institute is equipped with some of the most current and advanced cancer screening equipment and procedures available today to help find extremely small tumors or detect cancerous cells much earlier. This can lead to earlier treatment, increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes.

We use different procedures to diagnose specific types of cancer. Some of these include:

  • MRI
  • PET/CT
  • Biopsy
  • Mammography

The Cancer Institute works closely with Lima Memorial Women's Health Center to encourage regular mammograms for women at risk for breast cancer. Lima Memorial has received a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help us provide free mammograms to uninsured or underinsured women and men in our community.

Advancing Cancer Diagnostic Technology

Lima Memorial was the first health system in the nation to install the CADx Second Look System, a “second set of eyes” to help radiologists study mammograms to detect possible breast cancers.

New PET/CT scanning technology has also become an invaluable tool in cancer diagnostics. Lima Memorial was also the first health system to acquire Second Look, which simultaneously combines a PET scan with a CT scan to provide a 3-D “map” of the precise location, nature and extent of a cancerous tumor.

To contact Lima Memorial Cancer Institute, call 419-998-4496.

To learn more about our mammography programs, contact Lima Memorial Women’s Health Center at 419-998-4497.

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