Lung Cancer Diagnostics
Diagnostic testing with the latest technologies is vital for accurately identifying, staging and determining treatment for both non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer.
Our patients are evaluated with the most up-to-date lung cancer diagnostic services. Some of the tests commonly used to diagnose lung cancer include:
For smokers who have not
been diagnosed with lung cancer,
Abington Memorial Hospital offers
a lung cancer screening program
using low-dose CT scans.
- CBC (complete blood count)
- chest x-ray
- CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (positron emission tomography) scans
- bone scan
- sputum culture
- liver function test
- brain scan
- pleural fluid analysis
- endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), using less invasive new technology to sample lung tissue
Depending upon physical examination findings, symptoms or laboratory results, other tests also may be recommended. For patients diagnosed with a lung nodule, Abington Hospital offers a Comprehensive Lung Nodule Management Program.
Diagnostic testing using advanced technology for all types of cancer is available at all Abington Health locations, including Abington Memorial Hospital, Lansdale Hospital, Abington Health Center – Schilling Campus (in Willow Grove) and Abington Health Center – Warminster Campus. If a biopsy is indicated, our Pathology Department offers special expertise in analyzing test results.
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