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How is a CT scan used to diagnose non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

A CT scan, also called a CAT scan, is used to take a series of X-rays in order to detect tumors and their size. Short for computerized tomography, the CT scan essentially takes a three-dimensional X-ray of the torso, neck, and pelvis. The distribution of the tumors inside the body will assist doctors in assigning a stage to the non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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