At the Johns Hopkins Metastatic Brain Tumor Center, our doctors and medical staff will perform a variety of the latest tests to accurately determine if a person has a metastatic brain tumor.
How is a metastatic brain tumor diagnosed?
In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, a patient might undergo a series of diagnostic procedures. Follow the links below to learn more about specific diagnostic procedures.
- Physical exam: including questions about the patient’s symptoms, personal and family health history, physical exam, and tests of vision, and reflexes.
- Neurological exam
- Computed tomography scan (also called a CT or CAT scan)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
- Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
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