A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays and is able to detect tumors, presence of lymph node involvement or metastatic disease.

Ultrasonography (US) imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body which can visualize tumor location, size of tumor and spread of the cancer.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may be used to diagnose or monitor treatment effects particularly in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis (CAP). MRI is also used to evaluate tumor(s) within the brain.

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test used to check for cancer in the body. It is looking for parts of the body as being FDG avid that may show areas of malignancy. It is most commonly used for determining metastatic disease.

Updated: March 4, 2024