Stanford Health Care: Brain Tumor Diagnosis
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans are two of the neuroimaging techniques used most often to examine brain tumors. When a tumor is present, MRI or CT scans will almost always show it and can often tell the doctors exactly where the tumor is in the brain. They can also help indicate its severity. Imaging tests are sometimes repeated after treatment to measure improvement.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.