Diagnostic Services

Hoag’s state-of-the-art diagnostic services give patients convenient access to a full spectrum of technologies that enable doctors to pinpoint the nature and extent of the disease - and the best treatment plan for each individual patient.

Hoag’s sophisticated imaging technology and expert radiologists provide an essential component of service. Detailed images of the tumor site, contours and dimensions help physicians determine an accurate diagnosis and develop an effective treatment plan.

Hoag offers leading-edge, minimally invasive technology that allows physicians to evaluate the presence of cancer, which has spread beyond the original site. Some of the advanced imaging techniques at Hoag include:

  • MRI/Ultrasound fusion-guided biopsy - Hoag offers the latest targeted MRI/US fusion biopsy system, a new paradigm in prostate care. We utilize the state of the art UroNav Fusion Biopsy System which fuses the high resolution pre-biopsy MRI images of the prostate gland with the ultrasound guided images in real time. This technology provides ability to accurately and safely biopsy tumor suspicious lesions identified on the MRI under ultrasound guidance.
  • Endorectal ultrasound and endorectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy
  • Technetium bone scans
  • Indium In 111 capromab pendetide labeled antibody scan (Prostascint)
  • Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with the highest resolution images for localizing and staging tumor
  • PET Scanning (Positron Emission Tomography) with CT/PET fusion capability
  • Computerized tomographic (CT) scanning, including spiral CT