Imaging (Radiology) Tests

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Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our Web site,

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Endoscopy (also in Spanish)

Mammograms and Other Breast Imaging Procedures (also in Spanish)

Testing Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Cancer

National organizations and Web sites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

American College of Radiology (ACR)
Toll-free number: 1-800-227-5463
Web site:

    Has information on radiology procedures, radiation safety, FAQs, and a radiology glossary; also has a list of accredited facilities that can be searched by location and test type

    This Web site was developed for patients by the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America. It has a wide variety of information on imaging tests, including details and pictures on specific tests, specific information for people with cancer, and a printable medical imaging record that can be found in the “Patient Safety” section.

National Cancer Institute
Cancer Imaging Program

Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237
Telephone for imaging program: 301-496-9531
Web site:

    For details and sample images on various imaging studies used in cancer care.

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Toll-free number: 1-888-463-6332
Web site:

    Has patient and family information on “Radiation-Emitting Products” on their Web site at

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

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Last Medical Review: 01/11/2013
Last Revised: 08/09/2013