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What tests help diagnose leiomyosarcoma?

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Several tests can help your doctor diagnose leiomyosarcoma, including:

  • CT (computed tomography) scan: This test takes X-rays from different angles and puts them together to show more information.
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): It uses powerful magnets and radio waves to make detailed pictures of organs and other parts of your body.
  • Ultrasound: In this test, sound waves make images of the inside of your body.

SOURCES:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Macmillan Cancer Support: "Leiomyosarcomas (LMS)."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "What's New in Leiomyosarcoma."

National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation: "Biopsy," "What is Leiomyosarcoma?"

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Sarcoma Foundation of America: "Uterine Leiomyosarcoma."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 9, 2020

SOURCES:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Macmillan Cancer Support: "Leiomyosarcomas (LMS)."

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: "What's New in Leiomyosarcoma."

National LeioMyoSarcoma Foundation: "Biopsy," "What is Leiomyosarcoma?"

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Leiomyosarcoma."

Sarcoma Foundation of America: "Uterine Leiomyosarcoma."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 9, 2020

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