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  • Breast Ultrasound Medical Test A breast 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 with a ...
  • Breast Cancer Screening and Dense Breasts: What Are My Options? Decision Point 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.
  • Doppler Ultrasound Medical Test A Doppler 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 Medical Test 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...
  • Pelvic Ultrasound Medical Test 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.
  • Abdominal Ultrasound Medical Test An abdominal 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? Decision Point 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 symptoms appear.
  • Testicular Ultrasound Medical Test A testicular ultrasound (sonogram) is a test that uses reflected sound waves to produce a picture of the testicles and scrotum. An ultrasound can show the long, tightly coiled tube that lies behind each testicle and collects...
  • Tests for Erection Problems Medical Test 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 ...
  • Cranial Ultrasound Medical Test Cranial 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 Medical Test 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 infertility with assisted reproductive techniques use ultrasound technology to monitor and retrieve eggs. Using ultrasound for instrument guidance in assisted reproductive techniques has advantages over...
  • 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? Decision Point 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.
  • Sonohysterogram Medical Test 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 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 Medical 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 Medical Test A bone mineral density (BMD) test measures the density of minerals (such as calcium) in your bones using a special X-ray or computed tomography (CT) scan. This information is used to estimate the strength of your bones.

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