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Brain Tumor Diagnosis

An accurate diagnosis is the first and most important step in receiving the best possible treatment for brain tumors. Our neuro-oncologists provide evaluation and diagnosis for patients with benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) brain tumors of the central nervous system (CNS).

Neuro-oncology Tumor Board

A precise diagnosis of the type and progression of the brain tumor is crucial to the successful treatment of nervous system tumors. Specialists across multiple disciplines come together to discuss patient cases in meetings called tumor boards. Our interdisciplinary neuro-oncology tumor board consists of all the doctors and health care professionals needed to accurately diagnose your particular condition and oversee your care.

The entire team meets weekly to review their findings from your clinic visit as well as any diagnostic testing that you may have undergone including, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT) scans, pathology slides and medical reports. Your lead doctor will then discuss with you the team's conclusions and recommendations for treatment.

Brain Tumor Diagnostic Tools

Penn Medicine uses the latest diagnostic tools and tests to diagnose brain tumors at the Abramson Cancer Center.