Diagnosis of Brain cancer
Treatment of Brain Cancer is only possible after a proper diagnosis. A Brain Cancer diagnosis is made using the following methods:
Brain cancer Biopsy
A simple Biopsy is a safer option when it comes to Surgery. In cases where a full surgical resection of the cancer cells or tissues can be threatening to the neurological function, a Biopsy is preferred. Brain Cancer Biopsy is a procedure of removal of a small amount of the brain tissue that is cancerous. This procedure is part of an operation that helps to evaluate the tumor to develop a treatment plan. For tumors that are in a complex position and are difficult-to-reach, a needle Biopsy is performed by doctors of the best Brain Cancer hospital.
Advanced genomic testing is the main lab test for a Brain Cancer patient, which analyzes a tumor’s genomic profile to look for DNA alterations that may be the reason behind the growth of cancerous tissues. With a thorough study and identification of changes (mutations) in a cancer cell’s genome, doctors in the best Brain Cancer hospital try to understand the tumor’s behavior and suggest Brain Cancer treatments based on these findings.
Nuclear medicine bone scan
A nuclear medicine bone scan helps to locate a Brain Cancer lump. Further, it reveals whether the Brain Cancer has spread to the bone or not. The procedure of the scan is harmless for Brain Cancer patients. Generally, a small amount of radioactive material is injected into a blood vessel of the patient at the beginning of the test. The radioactive material then travels through the bloodstream, gathers in the bones, and is detected by a scanner through nuclear imaging.
Angiography uses X-rays to obtain multiple 3-D images of the blood vessels in the brain that are detailed and clear. An angiography is very crucial while planning the surgical resection of a Brain Tumor that is located in a complicated position with many blood vessels.