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Imaging tests for spinal cancer

Imaging tests for spinal cancer

Imaging tests for spinal cancer produce pictures of the spine to determine the location and grade of spinal tumors. A contrast dye may be used to highlight the spinal cord and nerve structures.

Other imaging tests used in spinal cancer diagnosis include:

  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • PET scan

What are imaging tests?

Imaging tests can be used to determine the location and size of tumors in the body.