Understanding Your Diagnosis
Pituitary Tumor: Diagnosis
If your healthcare provider thinks you might have a pituitary tumor, you will need certain exams and tests to be sure. Here's what to expect.
Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Brain
Computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) is an imaging test that uses X-rays and a computer to make detailed images of the body. A CT scan shows details of the bones, muscles, fat, and organs.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain
MRI may be used to examine the brain and/or spinal cord for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, including tumors or aneurysms.