Forsyth Medical Center

Diagnostic tests

Using state-of-the-art technology to deliver an accurate diagnosis

When you are able to catch your cancer in the early stages, it opens up a full spectrum of treatment options. An accurate and detailed diagnosis is essential to identifying and creating an effective treatment plan and it significantly increases your survival rate.

To learn more about Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center's cancer diagnostic services, call toll-free:


Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center offers a range of services to help you learn how to reduce your cancer risk or to detect cancer early at its most treatable stage. Cancer screening exams are based on age, gender and disease risk. Risk assessment and reduction services and diagnostic evaluation services are also offered as part of our comprehensive program.

At the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Institute, we provide sophisticated imaging and laboratory services that can equip you and your doctors with information they need to effectively target and treat your condition. Some of the diagnostic technologies we use to do this include:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Mammography
  • Computerized tomography scan (CT scan)
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Position emission tomography (PET) and PET/CT
Specialized screenings and diagnostics for all types of cancer

Understanding that no two cancers are alike, our team of expert radiologists use state-of-the-art imaging technology to provide an accurate diagnosis and evaluation that is specific to your condition. We specialize in diagnosing a wide range of cancers including breast, colorectal, lung and prostate. Some of the imaging services we provide include:

  • Diagnostic mammogram
  • Breast MRI
  • Stereotactic needle biopsy
  • Biopsy
  • Digital rectal examination (DRE)
  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Barium enema
  • CEA assay
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Needle aspiration
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracotomy
  • Transrectal ultrasonography
  • Intravenous pyelogram
  • Cystoscopy