Diagnostic Testing

  • Holter Monitor Testing

    Learn more about the Holter monitor procedure. Discover what you should expect during the test and what you need to do. Know more about how to prepare for wearing the device.
    By danxtptrnrth May 31, 2011 

  • Electroencephalography Procedure and Purpose

    If you are getting ready to have an electroencephalography procedure read on to learn more about how it is done, how to prepare, and what the results mean.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen May 23, 2011 

  • Benefits of Ultrasound Technology in the Medical Field

    The use of ultrasounds to provide important information about the health of an unborn child is perhaps the most well-known use of this technology. However, ultrasounds have many more unusual and surprising applications.
    By Emma Lloyd May 10, 2011 


  • What Is Leukopenia?

    Leukopenia is the medical term for a low white blood cell count. White blood cells are essential for proper immune system function, so it's important that a low white blood cell count is diagnosed and treated before a serious infection develops.
    By Leigh A. Zaykoski November 3, 2010 

  • Duplex Arterial Scan Overview

    A duplex arterial scan is most commonly known as an arterial duplex scan. This simple and painless procedure allows images of the arteries in the arms, neck, and legs to be taken. This can allow doctors to properly diagnose many medical conditions.
    By AlyssaAst October 4, 2010 

  • Causes of T-Wave Abnormality on an EKG

    Abnormal T-Waves on an EKG aren't necessarily an indicator of a problem. However, they could cause your doctor to want to do further testing.
    By Emjay Annavi Baclay August 23, 2010 


  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

    If you are preparing to have a single photon emission computed tomography scan, read on to learn about what to expect with this scan.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 28, 2010 

  • Discography Procedure and Purpose

    If your doctor has scheduled you for a discography procedure, it is important to learn more about this procedure. Read on to learn more about this procedure.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 26, 2010 

  • Nonreactive Nonstress Test

    Learn about the fetal nonstress test (NST). Know why it is done, who should have one, and what it means to have a nonreactive nonstress test.
    By Diana Cooper June 12, 2010 

  • The Pros and Cons of Amniocentesis

    The amniocentesis is a valuable diagnostic tool that can be used for different purposes. However, although rare, risks are involved. Find information in this article on amniocentesis pros and cons.
    By Diana Cooper June 10, 2010 
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