4 Tests to Diagnose Lymphoma

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4. Imaging Tests Used in Lymphoma Diagnosis

Imaging tests are conducted in patients suspected to suffer from lymphoma to examine the abnormal areas that may be affected by the disease. The most common tests are chest x-ray to search for swollen nodes in the chest, computed tomography (CT) scan that provides detailed images of the all body including soft tissues, CT-guided needle biopsy used to drive the biopsy needle in suspicious areas, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan to verify if the disease has spread to the brain or spinal cord, ultrasound to examine the damages in the internal organs and eventual existence of masses, positron emission tomography (PET) scans and gallium scans both designed to determine the body parts with cancerous cells using radioactivity, or bone scan to understand the damages caused by lymphoma in the bones. In addition, the heart and lung function may also be tested to determine the accurate type of treatment.

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