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ultrasound uses sound waves to make a picture of the
tissues inside the breast. A breast ultrasound can show all areas of the
breast, including the area closest to the chest wall, which is hard to study
Breast Cancer Screening and Dense Breasts: What Are My Options?
Guides you through breast cancer screening choices if you have dense breasts. Discusses the benefits and risks of choosing more testing after a mammogram, such as ultrasound or MRI. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
ultrasound test uses reflected sound waves to see how
blood flows through a blood vessel. It helps doctors evaluate blood flow
through major arteries and veins, such as those of the arms, legs, and neck. It can show
Fetal ultrasound is a test done during pregnancy that uses
reflected sound waves to produce a picture of a
fetus, the organ that nourishes the fetus (placenta), and the liquid that surrounds the fetus
(amniotic fluid). The picture is...
Discusses test that uses sound waves to make a picture of organs and structures in the lower belly (pelvis). Covers transabdominal, transrectal, and transvaginal ultrasound. Discusses use to check for different cancers.
ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce a
picture of the organs and other structures in the upper abdomen. Sometimes a
specialized ultrasound is ordered for a detailed evaluation of a specific
organ, such as...
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Should I Get a Screening Test?
Guides through decision to have screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Includes pros such as finding aneurysms so that they can be treated. Also explains the possible harm that could come if the test leads to risky surgery. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Abdominal aortic aneurysms can be found during an ultrasound screening test. Screening
tests help your doctor look for a certain disease or condition before any
ultrasound (sonogram) is a test that uses reflected
sound waves to produce a picture of the
scrotum. An ultrasound can show the long, tightly
coiled tube that lies behind each testicle and collects...
Tests for Erection Problems
Tests for erection problems can help find a
cause for a man's problem in having or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction, or impotence). Erectile
dysfunction is a common male problem. Most erection problems are caused by a
ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce
pictures of the brain and the inner fluid chambers (ventricles) through which
cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flows. This test is most
commonly done on babies to evaluate...
Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound
Covers imaging test to check the thyroid gland and parathyroid glands. Includes info on problems test checks for, such as lumps in the thyroid gland or enlarged thyroid and parathyroid glands. Covers how it is done. Discusses possible results.
Infertility: Using Ultrasound in ART
Most medical centers that treat
assisted reproductive techniques use
ultrasound technology to monitor and retrieve eggs. Using
ultrasound for instrument guidance in assisted reproductive techniques has
Ultrasound Needle Guidance for Biopsy or Injection
Ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce an image
of organs and other structures in the body. This technology can help doctors pinpoint the location of tissue for testing or treatment. For
example, ultrasound can be used to help guide...
Pregnancy: Should I Have an Early Fetal Ultrasound?
Guides you through the decision to have an early fetal ultrasound. Explains when ultrasound is usually done during pregnancy and why. Lists risks and benefits. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
A sonohysterogram uses ultrasound to look at the inside of your uterus. A salt (saline) solution is put in the uterus for a clearer image.
Liposuction removes fat from your body using
suction. During liposuction, small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes (cannula) are
inserted through tiny cuts in the skin. Fat is suctioned out through these
tubes as the doctor moves the tubes...
Birth Defects Testing
Birth defects tests are done
during pregnancy to look for possible problems with the
baby (fetus). Birth defects develop when something is
wrong with genes or
chromosomes, an organ, or body chemistry. A birth
defect may have...
Nuchal Translucency Screening Test
The nuchal (say "NEW-kuhl") translucency screening is a test done during pregnancy. It uses ultrasound to measure the thickness of the fluid buildup at the back of the developing baby's neck. If this area is thicker than normal, it can be an early...
Bone Mineral Density
A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures the
density of minerals (such as
calcium) in your bones using a special
computed tomography (CT) scan. This information is used to estimate the
strength of your bones.