Testing & Diagnosis for Osteoid Osteoma in Children

How does a doctor know that it’s osteoid osteoma?

Diagnostic procedures for osteoid osteoma are used to determine the exact type of tumor your child has and whether the tumor has spread. These may include:

   •    physical exam, including neurologic function tests of reflexes, muscle
        strength, eye and mouth movement, coordination and alertness
   •    x-rays to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs
   •    magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to produce detailed images of organs
         and structures
   •    computerized tomography scan (also called a CT or CAT scan) to capture a detailed view of the body biopsy or
         tissue sample from the tumor to provide definitive information about the type of tumor
   •    a bone scan to detect bone diseases and tumors as well as to determine the cause of bone pain or inflammation
   •    a complete blood count (CBC), which measures size, number and maturity of different blood cells in a specific
        volume of blood
   •    blood tests