Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    An axillary lymph node dissection is a procedure to remove some of the lymph nodes from under your armpit to determine if the cancer has spread.

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

  • Breast Cryotherapy for Fibroadenoma
    Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided freezing therapy of breast fibroadenomas in office as an alternative to open surgery. The procedure uses extreme cold to completely and safely destroy tissue under local anesthesia, with no significant discomfort or scarring. Recovery is immediate.

  • Breast Ultrasound
    The doctors at Philadelphia’s Honickman Breast Imaging Center perform thousands of breast ultrasound each year and have the latest technologies including 3D imaging because early detection increases breast cancer survival rates.

  • DEXA Scan
    DEXA scans use special X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone to detect osteoporosis.

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

  • Mammogram
    The Jefferson Breast Care Center team provides screening and diagnostic mammograms using an all-digital approach to enables radiologists with specialized expertise in breast imaging to more clearly see abnormalities in the mammogram.

  • Nuclear Medicine Scan
    Nuclear scans show how the heart and many other organs are functioning, and whether there may be tumors or other abnormalities located in various parts of the body.

  • PET & PET/CT
    Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging study that is most commonly performed for the oncology patient for the diagnosis, staging and restaging of tumors, and for monitoring therapy.

  • Ultrasound
    Ultrasounds vary by condition, but consist of high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body.