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1

Name 3 incidences in which imaging can be used to screen for cancer

- Mammography every 4 years from breast cancer
- Lung CT for lung cancer
- CT colonography for bowel cancer

2

Name 2 ways in which imaging could find cancer incidentally

-Lung nodule at top of CT abdomen
- Renal mass on routine abdominal US

3

Name a pro and a con of x-ray

Pro= cheap
Con= Low sensitivity

4

When is an ultrasound most useful

Basic interventional procedures

5

Pros of ultrasound

No radiation
Cheap
Variable

6

What are MRIs most useful for

Local T and N staging of a tumour

7

Cons of MRI

Expensive
Claustrophobic
Time consuming

8

What is the function of bone scintigraphy

Identifies areas of increased osteoblastic activity

9

What is the function of FDG-PET

Identifies areas of increased metabolic activity

10

What are the 4 pillars of oncology

Medical
Surgical
Radiation oncology
Interventinal oncology

11

3 types of interventional oncology

Biopsies
Venous and enteral access
Palliative stenting

12

2 treatments that are a type of interventional oncology

Intra-arterial embolization
Ablation