Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Diagnosis

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for Hodgkin’s disease may include the following:

  • Additional blood tests.
  • X-rays of the chest and bones – a diagnostic test that uses invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones and organs onto film. 
  • CT scans and PET scans. 
  • Lymph node biopsy – a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope. 
  • Bone marrow biopsy.