Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

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

  • Brachytherapy
    Has been shown to be highly effective in treating many types of cancer, and is particularly effective for small, localized tumors.

  • 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.

  • Cryotherapy
    Cryotherapy treatment for prostate cancer is used in those rare instances when the cancer returns or with organ-confined prostate cancer.

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

  • Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization
    This testing technique is used to identify particular DNA sequences in cells, tissues and tumors that may be cancerous.

  • Kidney Transplant
    Kidney transplants are performed when your kidney failure is so advanced that it cannot be reversed with dialysis.

  • Kidney Ureter & Bladder Xray
    A kidney, ureter and bladder X-ray is performed to diagnose the cause of abdominal pain, such as masses, perforations or obstructions.

  • Laparoscopic & Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
    If you are suffering from prostate cancer, our urologists can offer a laparoscopic or robotic-assisted prostatectomy.

  • Nephrectomy
    If you are diagnosed with a tumor of the kidney or another condition that prevents the kidney from functioning properly, a nephrectomy may be required.

  • Nuclear Medicine Scan
    A nuclear medicine scan is a test that produces pictures of organs and areas of the body that cannot be seen well with standard X-rays.

  • Percutaneous Cryoablation
    Utilizing imaging technology such as CT, MRI or ultrasound, physicians insert "ablation" needles through your skin into the tumor.

  • PleurX Drainage System
    Drain fluid from your abdomen or chest at home and on your own schedule — so you can manage fluid buildup before it becomes too uncomfortable.

  • Radiation Therapy
    If you are concerned with how radiation may affect your health, Jefferson physicians have made great strides in reducing the effects of radiation on normal tissue surrounding the tumor being treated.

  • 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.

  • 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.