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Our Hematologic Diagnostic Services

At the Maimonides Cancer Center, our hematologic oncology team has both the expertise and the advanced technology necessary to ensure the most accurate diagnosis. We utilize a variety of sophisticated diagnostic tests to evaluate and stage hematologic cancers, including:

  • Blood tests to evaluate a variety of factors, including the number of blood cells in your blood and how well your liver and kidneys are working.
  • Lymph node biopsy during which a lymph node or a piece of a lymph node is removed for examination under a microscope.
  • Bone marrow biopsy during which a piece of soft tissue from inside the bone is removed for examination.
  • Bone marrow aspiration during which a small amount of this tissue in liquid form is removed for examination.

Our highly qualified imaging specialists use the latest state-of-the-art imaging equipment to diagnose and determine the extent of the cancer, including:

  • X-Rays
  • CT Scans
  • PET Scans
  • MRI Scans
  • Gallium Scan

Our Pathology Department offers full and comprehensive hematopathology diagnostic evaluation on solid tissue, peripheral blood, fluids, and bone marrow aspirate/clot and core biopsies. The department is staffed by board-certified hematopathologists and pathologists with the training, expertise and experience necessary to provide the high-quality laboratory services demanded in today's medicine, a wide spectrum of diagnostic tests; fast, accurate results; and a responsive interrelationship with the medical staff to provide excellence in patient care. The Pathology Laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and licensed by the New York State Department of Health.