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The Head and Neck Cancer Program offers a wide range of diagnostic options for patients.

Endoscopy:   Equipped with an array of flexible and rigid endoscopes to look within the head and neck, Moffitt provides for the diagnosis, staging, treatment and follow-up of the cancer patient. Laryngeal stroboscopy assesses vocal cord function with video or still photography in order to record the disease processes affecting the larynx.

Diagnostic Radiology:  Diagnostic radiographic techniques include: 

  • CT (Computerized Tomography) imaging
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • PET/CT Fused Positron Emission Tomography
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Dynamic video swallowing imaging

Radio-Guided Surgery:  Radio-guided sentinel lymph node biopsy is performed to identify the spread of malignant cells.

Fine Needle Aspiration:  Fine needle aspiration biopsy techniques aid in providing a timely diagnosis and can be performed during the office visit.

 
 
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