Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Acupuncture
    Our licensed acupuncturists will stimulate specific points on your body with the intention of regulating the flow of vital energy, thus restoring balance and reducing pain or other symptoms.

  • 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.

  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy has the ability to reach cancer that may have spread, even microscopically, throughout the body.

  • Craniotomy
    Craniotomy involves removing a bone flap, a section of the skull, to access the brain.

  • CyberKnife
    CyberKnife is an innovative, noninvasive treatment option for cancer. This leading-edge technology targets and eradicates many types of tumors.

  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging
    This imaging technology, performed by neuroradiologists, can help our surgeons better determine the location of tumors for removal.

  • Gamma Knife
    Our physicians are able to use the Gamma Knife system to precisely direct radiation to the problem area while sparing healthy tissue.

  • Gene Therapy
    Gene therapy, still in the early research stages, is showing some promise in the treatment of certain types of brain tumors.

  • Herbal Medicine
    Medicines made from plant extracts offer a different and frequently very helpful way to treat pain and illness.

  • Homeopathic Medicine
    Homeopathic medicine is intended to stimulate the body's own healing abilities and utilizes a wide range of mostly naturally occurring substances such as plants and minerals.

  • Linear Accelerator
    Linear accelerator (LINAC) machines have been proven to be a safe, effective treatment option for patients with inoperable brain tumors in dangerous locations, such as the optic nerve and brain stem.

  • MR Perfusion
    MR perfusion is an imaging procedure that helps to distinguish treatment-related changes from recurrent brain tumors.

  • MR Spectroscopy
    MR spectroscopy is an imaging procedure that helps distinguish brain tumors from other diseases such as abscess, stroke and multiple sclerosis, and also helps the neurosurgeon select the most appropriate place to biopsy certain brain tumors.

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

  • Myelogram
    A myelogram, also known as myelography, is performed to assess the spinal cord, subarachnoid space or other structures for abnormalities, particularly when another type of examination, such as a standard X-ray, is inconclusive.

  • Neuroendoscopy
    This procedure allows the surgeon to move a probe within the ventricular cavity to the region containing the tumor and then to perform microsurgery, which is carefully targeted surgery that is relatively fast and presents minimal risk to the patient.

  • Rapid Access Radiation Therapy (RAP-PT)
    Rapid Access Radiation Therapy provides pain relief for cancer that has spread to the bone as a source of comfort for patients with advanced cancer. It can be used as an alternative to narcotics or in addition to other pain medications.

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery & Radiotherapy
    If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, spinal tumor, arteriovenous malformation (AVM) or other neurological condition, you can take comfort in knowing that we can provide stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy treatment options.