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brain scan

an imaging test used to find anything that isn’t normal in the brain, including a brain tumor or cancer that has spread to the brain from other places in the body. This is usually a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or computed tomography (CT) scan, which are most often done in an outpatient setting. These tests are painless, except for the needle stick if a contrast material (“dye”) is put into a vein. See also computed tomography scan, magnetic resonance imaging, outpatient.

How are brain and spinal cord tumors in adults diagnosed? ...

... or moving your fingers) while the scans are being done. ... The CT scan is an
x-ray test that ... detailed cross-sectional images of your brain and spinal ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinadults/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-adults-diagnosed

How are brain and spinal cord tumors diagnosed in children?

... or moving their fingers) while the scans are being ... The CT scan uses x-rays
to produce detailed ... sectional images of your child's brain and spinal ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinchildren/detailedguide/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-children-diagnosis

CT Scans in Children Raise Risk of Cancer

... under age 22 who had a CT scan in British ... of leukemia and 1 excess case
of brain cancer would ... The use of CT scanning has increased rapidly in ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/ct-scans-in-children-raise-risk-of-cancer

CT Scans in Children Raise Risk of Cancer

... under age 22 who had a CT scan in British ... of leukemia and 1 excess case
of brain cancer would ... The use of CT scanning has increased rapidly in ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/ct-scans-in-children-raise-risk-of-cancer

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

... or moving your fingers) while the scans are being done. ... The CT scan is an
x-ray test that ... detailed cross-sectional images of your brain and spinal ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003088-pdf.pdf

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children

... or moving their fingers) while the scans are being ... The CT scan uses x-rays
to produce detailed ... sectional images of your child's brain and spinal ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003089-pdf.pdf

How is retinoblastoma diagnosed?

... doctors continue to do MRI scans of the brain for several ... regular x-rays, but
not as long as MRI scans. ... to lie still on the table while the scan is being ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/retinoblastoma/detailedguide/retinoblastoma-diagnosis

Cancer Glossary

... used in nuclear medicine scans to detect ... See also brain, central nervous system,
peripheral ... common type of CT (computed tomography) scan. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=s

How is lymphoma of the eye diagnosed?

... thin layers of tissue that cover the brain and spinal ... scans are used less often
than MRI scans for eye ... A PET scan can also be useful if your doctor ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/eyecancer/detailedguide/eye-cancer-lymphoma-diagnosis