Debra Wood, RN
Screening is a way to evaluate people without symptoms to determine if they are at risk for cancer or have already developed cancer.
Screening is recommended only for people with certain risk factors, such as
Von Hippel-Lindau disease
or those receiving
—This is a type of x-ray that uses a computer to produce cross-sectional images of the inside of the body.
—This test uses magnetic waves to produce images of the inside of the body. Using a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer, an MRI produces 2D and 3D pictures.
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Last reviewed September 2012 by Mohei Abouzied, MD
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