Tests used to diagnose cancer

The tests and scans used to diagnose cancer vary according to the type of cancer. However, some of the most commonly used scans are:

  • CT or CAT (computerised tomography) scans
  • PET (positron emission tomography) scans
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans

 Watch this video to see health professionals explain how these scans are used, or call the Helpline on 13 11 20 for more information.

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