Orthopaedic Oncology

Bone Tumor Diagnostic Imaging

The most important part of any cancer diagnosis begins with understanding the location of the tumor, how it is growing and structures it might be hurting by its growth.  With bone and soft tissue tumors, imaging is critical to establishing the right diagnosis, so the treatment is appropriate for both the cancer and the patient. Our fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologists treat more than 500 patients a year with both bone and soft tissue tumors.

Superior Bone and Soft Tissue Imaging at Wake Forest

When you are looking for a bone cancer physician, you need to find someone who is supported by an experienced team. When teams of medical practitioners work together, they develop a synergy that benefits patients. At Wake Forest, our oncologists work together on a regular basis to develop personalized plans for each patient. This is known as multidisciplinary medicine and is shown to provide better outcomes for patients.

Same Day Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer Diagnosis  

We know that there is tremendous anxiety when learning about a cancer diagnosis. That is why our clinic is set up so you can meet our health care practitioners the same day as your first appointment with one of our orthopaedic oncologists and will be able to discuss a potential treatment plan that day. You may also be able to have a needle biopsy that day.

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging 

If you already have imaging, our doctors will read it the same day as your clinic appointment. We may also order additional testing, including:

  • X-rays
  • MRI
  • CT

All of these tests have advantages in terms of visualizing the tumor and making decisions about the best course of treatment.

All bone and soft tissue tumor diagnoses are based on clinical history, physical exam, imaging studies and biopsies, so your doctor may recommend a biopsy once imaging is complete. Learn more about needle biopsies for bone and soft tissue tumors at Wake Forest.

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