How are enchondromas diagnosed?
Your child’s doctor will diagnose an enchondroma after doing a thorough medical history and physical examination.
In addition, the following diagnostic tests may also be performed:
- X-rays - A diagnostic test that uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs onto film.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - This test is particularly useful in identifying tumors in areas that are difficult to image on a plain x-ray.
- Computerized Tomography scan (also called CT or CAT scan) - A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat and organs.
- Bone scan - A nuclear imaging method to evaluate any degenerative and/or arthritic changes in the joints, to detect bone diseases and tumors and to determine the cause of bone pain or inflammation.