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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.
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