Diagnosis & Treatment Services
Advanced diagnostic tools meet the latest treatments
Cancer is as individual and unique as you are. That is why we have invested so much energy and so many resources into powerful diagnostic imaging tools that allow us to locate cancer earlier—and in the very latest treatment methods to then attack it.
Here’s an overview of our capabilities.
The St. Luke's Cancer Rehabilitation Program provides patients with coordinated cancer rehabilitation supported by a team of clinicians and providers. The team consists of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and social workers. Each team member provides expertise, guidance, training and support through your rehabilitation treatment.
Learn more about Cancer Rehabilitation.
For more information on the cancer rehabilitation program and how it may benefit you, call 218.249.7827.
St. Luke's experienced radiologists, skilled technologists and advanced imaging technologies ensure that patients receive accurate, prompt diagnoses. The St. Luke’s Breast Center utilizes some of the latest innovations in mammography to aid in the early detection of breast cancer. St. Luke's Pulmonary Medicine Associates also offers low-dose CT Lung Cancer Screening.
Our diagnostic imaging services include:
- Computed radiography
- CT (computed tomography)
- PET (positron emission tomography)
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
Learn more about Diagnostic Imaging.
St. Luke's Infusion Therapy is staffed by highly trained and compassionate infusion nurses who work closely with St. Luke's pharmacists, oncologists/hematologists and radiologists to provide a seamless therapy experience for our patients. The clinic provides comfortable recliners, WiFi and television screens in a welcoming environment.
- Chemotherapy infusion
- Blood transfusions
- Intravesical instillations
- Intravenous antiemetics
- PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line insertions
- Central venous access device management
- Antibiotic therapy
- Hydration therapy
Our team of professionals is dedicated to delivering the most technologically advanced care in a supportive and compassionate environment. The planning and delivery of radiation therapy for each patient requires a blend of experience and knowledge from our highly trained multidisciplinary team.
- 4-D computed tomography (CT)
- 3-D and 4-D conformal radiation
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
- Deep inspiration breath hold and breast irradiation
Virtual Reality (VR) During Radiation Treatment
Offering peace of mind during radiation treatment. It’s normal for radiation oncology patients to experience an increase in anxiety and stress as they navigate the treatment process. Those who are able to manage these emotions generally experience better outcomes and improved quality of life following treatment. To help patients decrease their anxiety and stress, St. Luke’s offers VR technology. This option allows patients to engage in relaxation exercises during radiation therapy.
To learn more, contact St. Luke’s Regional Cancer Center at 218.249.3081.
Minnesota Cancer Reporting System
St. Luke’s Regional Cancer Center provides current, relevant data to the Minnesota Cancer Reporting System (MCRS), a registry that monitors cancer rates, informs the health care community and the public about cancer risks, responds to questions and concerns, and promotes cancer research.