Cancer Diagnostics & Treatment
Bozeman Health Cancer Center promotes a team approach to oncology care.
We employ some of the latest diagnostic technology available, such as
the most recent mammography equipment, CT scanners, and the latest platform
linear accelerator with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) technology.
Bozeman Health's expert cancer team also includes surgeons, radiologists,
urologists, OB/GYNs, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, palliative care
physicians and pathologists working together to effectively diagnose and
treat cancer wherever it strikes.
Understanding that treating cancer is not solely about providing medical
treatment, Bozeman Health Cancer Center provides patients with the assistance
of social workers, financial case manager and clinical patient navigators
specializing in medical oncology, radiation oncology, breast care and
radiology to guide patients through their treatment.
PET / CT
PET/CT combines two scans–Positron emission tomography (PET) and
computerized tomography (CT)–in one exam. CT scans detect changes
in anatomy, such as size, shape and exact location of a tumor. PET scans
allow a physician to distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue or
between benign and malignant tumors at a very early stage, often before
these changes are otherwise apparent. Together, the two procedures provide
information about the location, size and type (malignant or benign) of
lesion. PET/CT scans allow physicians to pinpoint the location of cancer
within the body before making treatment recommendations or to evaluate