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- Barium Enema Test
- Bone Density Test
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Contrast Material
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Hysterosalpingogram and Sonohysterosalpingogram
- Intravenous Pyelogram
- Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA)
- Magnetic Resonance Cholangiogram
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Nuclear Medicine
- Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test
- Retrograde Pyelogram
- Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
- Swallowing Study
- Ultrasound Imaging
- Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series
- Voiding Cystourethrogram
- X-Ray Imaging
An angiogram is an X-ray test that uses dye and a camera to take pictures of the blood flow in an artery or a vein. An angiogram can be used to look at the arteries or veins in the head, arms, legs, chest, back, or belly. This test is done to look for problems in the arteries or veins. An angiogram is done for many...
An arthrogram is a test using X-rays to obtain a series of pictures of a joint after a contrast material (such as a dye, water, air, or a combination of these) has been injected into the joint. This allows your doctor to see the soft tissue structures of your joint, such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, cartilage, and...
Discusses barium enema, a procedure used to help diagnose problems in the large intestine (colon and rectum). Covers why it's done, how it's done, and how to prepare. Looks at risks. Covers possible results.
Guides through decision to have a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) test for osteoporosis. Explains DXA test. Includes risk factors for osteoporosis you can and cannot change. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you decide.
A bone density test is a kind of X-ray test. It measures the density of minerals (such as calcium) in your bones. This information helps your doctor estimate the strength of your bones. We all lose some bone mass as we age. Bones naturally become thinner as you grow older. This is because existing bone tissue is...