Mecklenburg Radiology

Spleen

The spleen is an organ in the upper left portion of the abdomen, located beneath the diaphragm and under the ribs. It is part of the lymphatic system, and its main functions are to filter blood and help fight infection. The spleen may become enlarged in certain diseases such as lymphoma and leukemia, or when there is decreased liver function. The spleen can be imaged with Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and PET scans.

Lymphoma

Exams: CT, Ultrasound, Biopsy, MRI, PET/CT

Procedures: Chemotherapy, Radiation