Astrocytoma - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on May 04, 2017
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Glossary

Primary tumor: The original cancer site. For example, breast cancer that has spread to the bone is still called breast cancer.

Tumor Debulking: Surgically removing as much of the tumor as possible.

Computed Tomography: A n x-ray technique that produces cross-sectional images of tissue structures through the body.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A non invasive diagnostic procedure using radio waves and magnetic fields to provide a highly detailed map of an interior structure of the body, such as the brain. MRI depicts detailed internal anatomy by exploiting the interaction of the magnetic properties.

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