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Diagnosis of Metastatic Brain Tumors

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.

fMRI of metastatic brain tumor
An example of an fMRI used for planning surgery

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. 

Learn more about surgical planning for metastatic tumors.

For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Metastatic Brain Tumor Center at 410-955-6406.


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