In many people, small tumors of the pituitary gland that lead to an excess release of ACTH (Cushing's syndrome) are very difficult to see with current imaging methods. Researchers tested the high-field, 3-T, MRI, which is now available at Mayo Clinic, providing a better alternative for viewing these tumors.
Other studies include:
Mayo Clinic's large database of people with all types of pituitary tumors contributes to advances in diagnosis and treatment.
See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on pituitary tumors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.