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Tests & Treatments

The following tests and treatments are some of the most common tests and treatments offered by specialists in this area. These specialists offer many other advanced tests and treatments for a wide range of medical problems. Please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) if you have questions about specific tests or treatments not listed here.

  • Angiogram

    Angiogram is an X-ray exam of the blood vessels to diagnose blockages, narrowing or other blood vessel problems. Also referred to as angiography, this procedure uses a special dye (or contrast agent) to make the blood vessels visible.
  • A bone scan is a test where radioactive material is injected to image bones in the body. It is used to diagnose bone conditions or to see whether treatment for bone cancer is working.
  • Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells or to slow down their growth.
  • CT Scan

    CT scan (or computed tomography scan) is an imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including bone, muscle and organs.
  • Integrative medicine is the use of complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, counseling and massage, to manage disease symptoms or treatment side effects.
  • Lumbar Puncture

    Lumbar puncture is a method doctors use to collect spinal fluid for the purpose of diagnosing conditions such as meningitis, multiple sclerosis, cancer or bleeding in the brain. Doctors also use this procedure to reduce pressure caused by excess spinal fluid.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of large magnets, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.
  • Myelogram

    Myelogram is an x-ray procedure used to check for problems of the spine. Doctors may use a myelogram to help determine the cause of back pain, weakness or numbness and pain in the arms or legs.
  • Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses radiation to kill tumors or keep them from growing. It can also help relieve cancer symptoms.
  • Radiosurgery

    Radiosurgery enables doctors to deliver focused beams of radiation to target and treat specific areas of the body without damaging surrounding healthy tissues. It can be used for many conditions, including brain and spinal cord tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, Parkinson’s disease and arteriovenous malformation. Sometimes, radiosurgery is done using the TrueBeam Stx system. TrueBeam’s advanced computer imaging system can more precisely pinpoint radiation, allowing for more effective targeting of hard-to-reach tumors and pain-causing nerve fibers.