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.

  • 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.

  • Distal & Total Pancreatectomy
    A distal pancreatectomy is a procedure in which the tail and body of the pancreas are removed, usually along with the entire spleen, whereas a total pancreatectomy is a seldom-used procedure that removes the entire pancreas and spleen.

  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation provides prolonged respiratory and cardiac support to patients whose lungs and heart are so severely diseased or damaged that they cannot normally function on their own.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
    This treatment is FDA approved for palliation of esophageal cancer and for other esophageal cancers which fail to respond to standard treatment.

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

  • Upper Endoscopy
    An upper endoscopy is a procedure that involves inserting a mini-camera attached to a tube called an endoscope down your throat to obtain detailed images of your upper digestive tract.