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Cancer Diagnostics: Accurately Detecting Cancers Early

Cancer Diagnostics: Accurately Detecting Cancers Early

Early Cancer Detection Leads to Early Treatment

The advanced diagnostic technology in use at Lima Memorial enables oncologists to detect many types of 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, that can help find extremely small tumors and detect cancerous cells much earlier. This can lead to earlier treatment, increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes.

Types of Cancer Diagnostics

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

  • MRI
  • PET/CT
  • Biopsy
  • Mammography
  • superDimension™ Navigation System & Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) Technology

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 Technologies

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 as early as possible.

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 3D “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.

Learn more about superDimension™ Navigation System & Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) Technology.

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