Diagnostic Testing

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  • Discovering New Tools for Heart Disease Detection

    When it comes to heart disease, early detection can be a lifesaver. But the tools aren't always up to the job; signs that something might be wrong can be missed. However, the development of new technologies promise to more accurately define risk...
    By Paul Arnold December 5, 2011 

  • Checking Up on the Health of Your Heart

    The camera never lies, and neither do PET scans, electrodes or MRI techniques. Discover how doctors are able to monitor the health of your heart to get a clear picture of what's going on, and without the need to open up the chest cavity.
    By Paul Arnold November 17, 2011 

  • Venturing Inside the Body with Medical Imaging Technology

    Doctors have hi-tech ways of looking inside your body to find out what's going on. Discover the differences between X-Rays, CAT Scans, MRIs, and other related imaging technologies with this guide to medical imaging.
    By Vasanth September 29, 2011 


  • The Echocardiogram Procedure

    If your physician suspects that your heart’s ability to pump blood is compromised for some reason, he or she may order an echocardiogram to take a closer look at how well your heart is working.
    By Emma Lloyd August 6, 2011 

  • Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry

    As a means for the medical industry to measure the density of bone material in patients, the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry machine is an advanced piece of machinery that essentially takes pictures of a person's bones.
    By Jason C. Chavis July 5, 2011 

  • The List of Tests an Immunologist Does to Aid Medical Diagnosis

    There is a long list of tests an immunologist does to aid the clinician in making a diagnosis. Most tests are performed on blood but other samples such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or urine are also tested. This article summarizes the main tests...
    By niknak June 28, 2011 


  • What Medical Test Brings on the Symptoms of Stroke?

    There are certain medical test that will bring on symptoms of stroke, or may precipitate stroke. Learn what these tests are and why they cause such symptoms.
    By A. Jitesh June 28, 2011 

  • Ankle-Brachial Index Information

    Peripheral artery disease increases a person’s chance of developing improper heart functions. The ankle-brachial index test is used to diagnose this condition. The test is very simple and quick to conduct.
    By AlyssaAst June 28, 2011 

  • What is an ERCP?

    Read here to learn more about the ERCP and what it is used for. This is not just a diagnostic tool, but also one that works to solve the problems it finds.
    By Kathy Foust June 28, 2011 

  • What is a Holter Monitor?

    Learn more about what a Holter monitor is. Discover what physicians use this portable device for and how it detects and records your heart rhythm.
    By danxtptrnrth May 31, 2011 
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