Most cancers are detected through medical imaging. Imaging can be used for cancer screening (as with a mammogram), or as a follow-up when a primary care physician or surgeon detects an abnormality. Our radiologists use computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) to take a closer look at areas of concern.

When your physician detects an abnormality, he or she may order a biopsy to obtain a tissue sample. At this point, a pathologist determines if a mass is cancerous. After a surgeon removes all or part of the mass, the pathologist helps stage, or determine how advanced the cancer is, by studying the size of the mass.

Cancer Imaging

Imaging Services

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Mammography
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Sentinel lymph node mapping
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • 64-Slice Computed tomography (CT)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Cancer Screenings

We offers cancer screenings throughout the year. Check with your physician for a screening schedule that is most appropriate for you. Screenings for diseases such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon and rectal cancers, and skin cancer can be scheduled through your physician at a time convenient for you.

Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP)

WWWP provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Well Woman pays for mammograms, Pap tests, cervical cancer screenings and certain other health screenings. The program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Public Health, and is available throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Rare Cancer and Precision Medicine Clinic 

Rare cancers aren’t rare to us. If you are newly diagnosed with a rare cancer or have an advanced cancer that has not responded to standard treatments, you can be confident in choosing our team of internationally recognized physicians.

Recognized as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report

Froedtert Hospital is recognized as high performing in three adult specialties and 15 procedures and conditions, including cancer, leukemia/lymphoma/myeloma, colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery and prostate cancer surgery.