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Neuro Most likely test to confirm brain tumors in children

Hey guys,

What is the best test to confirm the diagnosis of brain tumors in children (especially posterior fossa tumors)?

KLN Peds p271 mentions "Head CT scan best initial test for all"
Qbook (Test 3, Q3) mentions the following regarding CT "CT of the head would be a good first test in most cases, except when you are looking for a brain tumor in children because it may not show a posterior fossa tumor"

If the qbook is more correct, does that apply to posterior fossa tumors of the adults?

Thanks in advance
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