We believe strong communication between cancer specialists, family physicians, referring specialists, and supportive service providers provides optimal cancer care. We continually review and update our techniques and technologies to provide the most leading edge cancer therapies. Our long-standing relationships with nationally renowned research groups allow us to offer some of the latest emerging therapies.
The detection of cancer is often made through various types of imaging techniques. Various types of laboratory tests and imaging techniques are used during and after cancer treatment to monitor tumor response to treatment and to watch for potential side effects. For your convenience many services such as laboratory test such as tumor markers, organ function monitors, or blood counts services are provided on-site at the Cancer Care Institute. In addition, Rapid City Regional Hospital’s Medical Imaging Services department provides general imaging services such as x-rays, MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), CT scans (computerized tomography), PET scans (which measure cellular activity), nuclear medicine tests, ultrasounds or mammograms. It is important that the tests are scheduled in time for results to be available before your appointment at the Cancer Care Institute.