Testing & Diagnosis for Odontogenic Tumors in Children

Tests

Your child’s doctor will do a complete medical history, as well as a physical exam that includes an examination of your child’s mouth, jaw and teeth. Some or all of these tests may also be prescribed:

  • Computerized tomography scan (also called a CT or CAT scan) — A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles and fat.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — A test that uses a combination of large magnets, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.
  • Biopsy — A sample taken of the primary tumor and/or metastatic lesions.