Enchondroma | Testing & Diagnosis

How are enchondromas diagnosed?

Your child’s doctor will diagnose an enchondroma after doing a thorough medical history and physical examination.

In addition, the following diagnostic tests may also be performed:

X-rays: A diagnostic test that uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs onto film.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): This test is particularly useful in identifying tumors in areas that are difficult to image on a plain x-ray.

Computerized Tomography scan (also called CT or CAT scan): A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat and organs.

Bone scan: A nuclear imaging method to evaluate any degenerative and/or arthritic changes in the joints, to detect bone diseases and tumors and to determine the cause of bone pain or inflammation.