Diagnosing a brain tumor often starts with a physical exam and a
neurological exam. In a neurological exam, the doctor will ask series of
questions and perform tests to check the function of the brain, spinal cord and
nerves. The patient’s mental status is also assessed. If a brain tumor is
suspected, additional tests are ordered.
diagnosis and treatment of tumors relies upon precisely locating and
identifying tumors within the brain and spinal canal. Allina Health has invested
in sophisticated technology to ensure our physicians have the most advanced
tools to accomplish this.
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute and John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute
John E. Trusheim, MD, medical director of neuro-oncology, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute