Diagnosing a spinal tumor or skull base tumor at Moffitt Cancer Center is accomplished by utilizing the latest imaging technology to accurately pinpoint the location, size and severity of the tumor. This includes computed tomography (CT) scans, X-rays, PET scans, myelograms, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as neurological examination by one of our proven neuro-oncology physicians. Using these tools, we can assess the neural elements of meningiomas, schwannomas, astrocytomas and ependymomas.
All types of spinal tumors can compress the spinal cord, and many involve spinal reconstructions. Moffitt’s spinal surgery team is one of the most effective in the country at treating spinal and skull base tumors.