The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Diagnostic tests

The following tests are often required to diagnose oesophageal cancer:

  • Endoscopic ultrasound – this procedure involves looking into the gullet with an endoscope 
  • CT scan
  • PET scan
  • Laparoscopy – this is a small operation that allows the surgeon to look at the outside of the stomach and the nearby organs and take biopsies