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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
November 7, 2021
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MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a common medical procedure used by hospitals and medical personnel all over the world. Furthermore, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI is a test that utilizes magnetic fields as well as pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of different structures inside our body such as bones, […]
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Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
November 7, 2021
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Have you ever experienced pain, numbness, or muscle weakness in any part of your body? Not everyone knows that these signs and symptoms could be due to a nerve injury. In these cases, patients are being referred to a nerve specialist (neurologist) for assessment. The study of nerve injuries is not as easy as compared […]
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Myelography
November 7, 2021
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A myelography, sometimes called a myelogram, is a diagnostic test that typically uses contrast dye and x-rays to take images of your vertebrae and the spaces between the vertebrae that are filled with fluid, called the subarachnoid space. This procedure is very useful in helping to identify spinal tumors, some spinal disorders such as narrowing of […]
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Bone Scan
November 7, 2021
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What is a Bone Scan? A “bone scan” is the name for two different kinds of medical tests that are very different. One type of bone scan is used to test for and diagnose osteoporosis, which is a condition in which the bones are brittle, very fragile and break easily. This test uses either ultrasound […]
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Blood Tests
November 7, 2021
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A blood test is described as a type of laboratory analysis that involves extracting a blood sample from a vein. The extraction during a blood test uses a needle in the arm, or by using a fingerprick. General blood tests are pretty common and are sometimes a natural part of the routine check-up or medical […]
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Discography
November 7, 2021
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Discography is a procedure which helps determine if the discs in your spine are responsible for your back pain. The discs lie in between each pair of vertebrae and provide cushioning for your spine. Sometimes discography is ordered before surgery to identify which particular discs are painful. Prior to the procedure, an IV will be […]
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Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
November 7, 2021
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A computed tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and computer technology to provide your physician with very detailed images of your body in cross-sectional views. Your doctor may order a CT scan if he suspects a fracture that doesn’t show up on an x-ray, such as on your pelvis or collarbone, a tumor, or if you’ve […]
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Arthrography
November 7, 2021
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Arthrography, or an arthrogram, is a special kind of X-ray. It uses air or a  contrast dye or sometimes both along with a special x-ray to give your doctor a more detailed picture of the soft tissues of your joint. These tissues include muscles and cartilage, tendons and ligaments. These tissues can’t be seen on […]
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X-rays (radiography)
November 7, 2021
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X-radiations, often abbreviated as x-rays, is a type of imaging diagnostic procedure that uses electromagnetic radiation. It was aptly named x-ray because when it was discovered, it was a particularly unknown form of radiation. The x-ray has been around for a long time and has helped numerous doctors in viewing the insides of a person’s […]
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Diagnostic Tests & Treatment Overview
November 7, 2021
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What is Medical Diagnostic Tests? A medical test is a procedure used by medical professionals to diagnose, detect or monitor diseases, a person’s susceptibility to diseases, disease processes and, most especially to find out what treatment is best suited for the patient. Most medical diagnostic tests are usually performed in a medical laboratory. There are […]
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