Bone scan / Imaging Tests

  1. Physical examination- Doctors typically examine bumps in the body for abnormalities.
  2. Laboratory Testing -  Urine and blood tests can help detect cancer-related abnormalities.
  3. MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) -Imaging of the body's organs and structures through the use of large magnets, radio waves, and a computer.
  4. X -ray- In this test, invisible electromagnetic energy beams create images of internal structures, organs, and bones on film.
  5. Biopsy- A technique performed when tissue samples are removed (with a needle or during surgery) from the body and examined under a microscope to determine the presence of cancer cells.
  6. CAT scan(Computed tomography scan)- An X-ray and a computer are used to create this imaging test, which reveals the bones, muscles, fat, and organs in detail.
  7. Positron emission tomography (PET) scan- Radiation-tagged glucose (sugar) is injected into the bloodstream to detect tissues that consume more glucose than healthy tissues (such as tumors).