Diagnosis

UT Southwestern Medical Center provides the latest tools to diagnose cancers of the brain, central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system.

Our magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) facilities are among the most advanced in the nation and enable us to provide patients with the best possible medical care.

Imaging services include:

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
The state-of-the-art Mary Nell and Ralph B. Rogers Magnetic Imaging Resonance Center provides MRI and spectroscopy services for our cancer patients.
Positron emission tomography (PET)
Scanning technique that enables imaging of metabolic processes occurring in the body and brain. Besides providing a valuable tool for early detection and diagnosis of cancer, PET also provides a way to predict whether tumors will respond to various forms of cancer treatment and can help physicians measure how responsive tumor cells have been to treatment.