Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Craniotomy
    Craniotomy involves removing a bone flap, a section of the skull, to access the brain.

  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging
    This imaging technology, performed by neuroradiologists, can help our surgeons better determine the location of tumors for removal.

  • Gamma Knife
    Our physicians are able to use the Gamma Knife system to precisely direct radiation to the problem area while sparing healthy tissue.

  • MR Perfusion
    MR perfusion is an imaging procedure that helps to distinguish treatment-related changes from recurrent brain tumors.

  • MR Spectroscopy
    MR spectroscopy is an imaging procedure that helps distinguish brain tumors from other diseases such as abscess, stroke and multiple sclerosis, and also helps the neurosurgeon select the most appropriate place to biopsy certain brain tumors.

  • MRI
    Radiologists and oncologists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of your body to help detect many conditions.

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery & Radiotherapy
    If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, spinal tumor, arteriovenous malformation (AVM) or other neurological condition, you can take comfort in knowing that we can provide stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy treatment options.