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 of heart complications and improve survival rates.
If you’ve experienced pain or another medical symptom, your doctor may order a diagnostic test to determine what is happening. Some of the most common diagnostic tests used are the ultraound, x-ray, CT scan, and MRI. Learn how these tests are performed, the possible risks of undergoing these tests, and how these tests help doctors determine what is causing symptoms such as pain and swelling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are preparing to have a single photon emission computed tomography scan, read on to learn about what to expect with this scan.
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.
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.
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 performed by hospital immunology laboratories.
This article describes the blood test for adrenal fatigue preceded by an overview of normal adrenal gland anatomy and physiology and a description of adrenal fatigue.