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NewYork-Presbyterian Cancer Centers maintain an arsenal of state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques – magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans – and sophisticated monitoring systems designed to identify critical problems. The hospital's expertise and resources include advanced MRI technology, MR spectroscopy, MR perfusion, diffusion MRI, and functional MRI, making it possible to make precise diagnoses and develop more effective interventions for tumors of the brain.

MRI scan of brain with a glioblastoma tumor
MRI is commonly used to detect brain tumors, such as this glioblastoma.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital also has the world's most extensive computer network dedicated solely to monitoring central nervous system function in critically ill patients. Fiber-optic connections provide a seamless link between adult and pediatric operating rooms, intensive care units, epilepsy monitoring units, and the clinical neurophysiology laboratory. This comprehensive system provides physicians with a continuous flow of accurate information that may be critical to preventing and reversing neurological damage.

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