Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Bone Densitometry
    Typically done using X-rays, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA) or by quantitative CT scanning using special software to determine bone density of the hip or spine.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy
    If the thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones for your body's needs or the thyroid gland is no longer functioning normally due to a thyroidectomy, your physician may recommend thyroid hormone replacement therapy.

  • Thyroidectomy
    A thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland to treat thyroid disorders such as cancer or an overactive thyroid.

  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
    If you have been diagnosed with a cancer of the tongue, tonsil, voice box or throat, we offer a new surgical procedure, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), utilizing the da Vinci® robot system.

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