Testing & Diagnosis for Pheochromocytomas in Children

How do doctors diagnose a pheochromocytoma?

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, some of the diagnostic procedures your child’s doctor may request include:

  • blood and urine tests (to measure hormone levels)
  • computerized tomography scan (Also called a CT or CAT scan)
  • radioisotope scan - uses radioactive substances introduced into the body to create an image of the functioning adrenal gland