CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
A CT Scan (Computed Tomography) is an x-ray technique that produces images of your body that visualize internal structures in cross section.
The detailed images enable your doctor to determine the relationship of a tumor to important surrounding structures like blood vessels and to determine if there is any spread of the tumor to other locations such as the liver or lymph nodes. A high-quality CT scan is currently the best staging modality for many types of tumors.
The CT scan must be performed on a high quality machine using a technique specifically designed to accurately stage cancer. For this reason, you may need to have a CT scan repeated by our experts.