You might have one or more of the following tests to diagnose bone cancer. Most people have an x-ray and a scan. You may then have a bone biopsy.
An x-ray is a test that uses small doses of radiation to take pictures of the inside of your body.
An MRI scan creates pictures using magnetism and radio waves.
A CT scan is a test that uses x-rays and a computer to create detailed pictures of the inside of the body.
A bone biopsy is where a surgeon takes a small sample of bone and sends it to the laboratory for a specialist doctor to look at under a microscope.
Blood tests can check your overall health, measure your bone activity and help diagnose cancer and other conditions.