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How is computed tomography used in cancer?

Computed tomography is used in several ways:
To detect or confirm the presence of a tumorTo provide information about the size and location of the tumor and whether it has spreadTo guide a biopsy (the removal of cells or tissues for examination under a microscope)To help plan radiation therapy or surgeryTo determine whether the cancer is responding to treatment
This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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