To help determine the best treatment options, doctors at Mayo Clinic combine the latest diagnostic techniques with experience in diagnosing solitary fibrous tumors.
Tests and procedures may include:
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- Imaging tests. Your doctor may order X-rays and other imaging techniques such as ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or positron emission tomography (PET).
- Biopsy. To confirm a suspected solitary fibrous tumor, a doctor may remove a small piece of tissue for examination under a microscope (biopsy). An experienced pathologist can confirm the diagnosis and determine whether the tumor is cancerous.
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