Which imaging studies are performed in the workup of choroidal melanoma?

Updated: Feb 18, 2020
  • Author: Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Obtain a chest x-ray to rule out possible lung metastases

CT scanning of the globe and orbit is useful for visualizing extraocular extension and may help differentiate between choroidal or retinal detachment and a solid tumor

MRI of the globe and orbit can be used to determine extrascleral extension of the melanoma and distinguish surrounding fluid from the tumor

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