The Sarcoma Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital consists of a multidisciplinary team of physicians who diagnose, treat, and provide expert care for patients with both soft tissue sarcomas and sarcomas of the bone, or osteosarcoma.
Our team includes orthopedic physicians, dermatologists, diagnostic radiologists, medical oncologists, pediatric oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists, all with specific expertise in the treatment and care of patients with sarcoma.
For diagnosis, our physicians employ state-of-the-art methods including CT scanning, which is excellent at seeing both bone and soft tissues; MRI, which has the ability to “view” the tissue in and around bone with exquisite detail; PET scanning that is able to look at the cancer’s biological activity at the cellular level; bone scans that use a very small amount of radioactive material to check for cancer cells within the bone; and X-ray. Bone scans can also be performed to check for cancer cells in the bone.
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