Diagnostic Testing

  • Diagnostic Testing for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

    This article focuses on the different diagnostic tests used to diagnose pelvic congestion syndrome.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 31, 2009 

  • What is 4D Fetal Ultrasound?

    Standard ultrasound captures images in two dimensions, but new technology allows the capture of ultrasound images in three and even four dimensions.
    By Emma Lloyd July 31, 2009 

  • Monospot Test Overview

    A monospot test is used to diagnose a common medical condition called mononucleosis (mono). This procedure is very simple to undergo with little preparation needed. There are few risks involved with this testing.
    By AlyssaAst July 31, 2009 


  • What Are Some Side Effects From Endoscopic Ultrasound?

    Endoscopic ultrasound is often used to stage certain types of cancer, and to monitor diseases such as chronic pancreatitis. The procedure is usually safe, but does have some risks and side effects.
    By Emma Lloyd July 31, 2009 

  • Information on CT scan of the Chest for Pleural Effusion

    A condition known as pleural effusion can affect the lungs. This medical condition can cause many problems. In order to properly diagnose this condition, a CT scan of the chest for pleural effusion must be conducted.
    By AlyssaAst July 30, 2009 

  • What Can a Pelvis MRI Show That CT Can’t?

    Many medical conditions of the pelvis can be diagnosed using two imaging methods, a pelvic MRI and a CT scan of the pelvic area. These imaging techniques are very similar but have differences in the images they can produce. What can a pelvic MRI show...
    By AlyssaAst July 24, 2009 


  • What is Hysterosalpingogram?

    Women who are having difficulty conceiving may undergo a hysterosalpingogram as part of the process of diagnosing the cause of the fertility problem.
    By Emma Lloyd July 24, 2009 

  • Prep for Abdominal CT Overview

    Many medical conditions and abnormalities can be properly diagnosed using an abdominal CT scan. This test is very easy to perform and undergo. However, prep for abdominal CT testing is needed.
    By AlyssaAst July 23, 2009 

  • What is a Groin Arteriogram?

    An arteriogram, also called an angiography or angiogram, is a procedure in which two different types of technology are used to help doctors visualize the interior of arteries.
    By Emma Lloyd July 19, 2009 

  • Overview of the Thoracentesis Procedure

    The thoracentesis procedure can be used to relieve pain and shortness of breath caused by pleural effusion or to diagnose the cause of excess pleural fluid in the thoracic cavity. Find out how this procedure is performed and how it is used.
    By Leigh A. Zaykoski July 15, 2009 
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