Patients referred to the division of neuro-oncology are first seen by a neuro-oncologist, who performs a thorough medical and neurological evaluation to establish or confirm a diagnosis. The neuro-oncologist continues to see the patient on a regular basis and to coordinate his or her care throughout the treatment process.
Quick and highly accurate diagnoses result in timely and effective treatments. Equipped with the most current and precise imaging systems, the division of neuro-oncology may use any of the following methods to provide fast, precise diagnoses:
In addition to these accurate diagnostic tools, Rhode Island Hospital is the first facility to offer: