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How is a brain tumor diagnosed?
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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
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In brief: MRI or CT
These a days, brain mri's and ct's are the primary method of diagnosing brain tumors.
These are prompted after the patient has a neurologic symptom or an un-relenting headache.

In brief: MRI or CT
These a days, brain mri's and ct's are the primary method of diagnosing brain tumors.
These are prompted after the patient has a neurologic symptom or an un-relenting headache.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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In brief: Imaging, biopsy
In general, while symptoms are non-specific (headaches, changes in vision, changes in perception), imaging studies are able to identify abnormalities very well.
Once an area of abnormality is defined, a biospy is performed (usually by a neurosurgeon), which a pathologist then studies, and gives a diagnosis.

In brief: Imaging, biopsy
In general, while symptoms are non-specific (headaches, changes in vision, changes in perception), imaging studies are able to identify abnormalities very well.
Once an area of abnormality is defined, a biospy is performed (usually by a neurosurgeon), which a pathologist then studies, and gives a diagnosis.
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