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CT scan (or computed tomography scan) is an imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including bone, muscle and organs.
Lumbar puncture is a method doctors use to collect spinal fluid for the purpose of diagnosing conditions such as meningitis, multiple sclerosis, cancer or bleeding in the brain. Doctors also use this procedure to reduce pressure caused by excess spinal fluid.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of large magnets, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.
Skull base surgery is used to treat sinus and skull base tumors, as well as other abnormalities near the bottom of the skull. It is performed by experienced, highly skilled ENT surgeons and neurosurgeons at the Rush Center for Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery.