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An MRI can more clearly define abnormalities to see if they are really due to a Ewing's tumor. During an MRI, large magnets and radio waves produce detailed pictures of the inside of your body. The energy from the radio waves creates patterns formed by different types of tissue and diseases. This produces cross-sectional pictures that look like slices of your body. Your doctor may order an MRI of a certain area of bone if you are having a lot of pain at a certain spot. These pictures will also help him or her see what part of a lump to take out in a biopsy.
For this test, you lie still on a table as it passes through a tube-like scanner. The scanner directs a continuous beam of radio waves at the area being examined. A computer uses data from the radio waves to create pictures of the inside of your body. You may need more than one set of images.
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.