Dr. Beauchamp describes how bone tumors are diagnosed.
Probably the most important investigation for the diagnosis of a bone tumor, what is it exactly, is a plain x-ray. We get the most information from just its visual appearance. We’ve got all sorts of other tests and things that we do, scans and MRIs and things, but by and large, the most important test is a plain x-ray.
About Dr. Beauchamp, M.D.:
Dr. Christopher P. Beauchamp, M.D., is an orthopedic surgery and Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He focuses specifically on musculoskeletal oncology, adult reconstructive orthopedics, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and infected, failed joint arthroplasty.