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
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.