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.
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.
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...
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.