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.
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.
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 what a Holter monitor is. Discover what physicians use this portable device for and how it detects and records your heart rhythm.
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.
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.
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.
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.