Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Abdominal Angiogram
    Also called an arteriogram, an abdominal angiogram is an X-ray image of the blood vessels to evaluate various vascular conditions.

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Chemoembolization
    The purpose of chemoembolization is to inject chemotherapy drugs into the hepatic artery that supplies blood to the tumor in the liver. The artery is then often embolized – or blocked off – with tiny particles.

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
    ERCP uses a mini-camera attached to a tube called an endoscope that allows our physicians to see X-ray images detailing the structure of your organs.

  • Fluoroscopy
    Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images that is especially useful for guiding a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures.

  • Liver Dialysis
    Today, there is an option to prolong your life during the search for a new liver — liver dialysis.

  • Liver Transplant
    Cirrhosis, hepatitis and cancer are just some of the conditions that may result in the need for a liver transplant.

  • MRI
    Our specialists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of organs and tissues to help detect many conditions.

  • Radioembolization
    If you have primary or metastatic cancer that has spread to the liver, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is one of the few hospitals in the region to offer radioembolization as a treatment to shrink the tumors.

  • Radiofrequency Ablation
    Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment of tumors of the liver, kidney, bone and lung; Barrett's esophagus; varicose veins; various pain conditions; and a wide variety of disorders where the heart beats too fast or sometimes irregularly, called cardiac arrhythmia.

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver.