Cushing's Syndrome Diagnosis
Imaging scans used to determine the cause of Cushing's syndrome can include:
- Computerized tomography scans (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRI) of the pituitary and adrenal glands, chest, and abdomen
- Ultrasound imaging of the adrenal glands
- Chest x-rays
- A radioisotope procedure called an iodocholesterol scan.
In a catheterization procedure, samples of the blood leaving the pituitary gland are tested to see if the pituitary is causing the high level of ACTH.
(Click Cushing's Syndrome Testing to learn more about the tests used to make a Cushing's syndrome diagnosis.)