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X-ray is a picture of structures and
organs in the belly (abdomen). This includes the
stomach, liver, spleen, large and small intestines, and the diaphragm, which is
the muscle that separates the chest and belly...
X-ray is a picture of the chest that shows your
lungs, airway, blood vessels, and
lymph nodes. A chest X-ray also shows the bones of
your spine and chest, including your
are a form of radiation, like light or radio waves, that are focused into a
beam, much like a flashlight beam. X-rays can pass through most objects,
including the human body. X-rays make a picture by striking a detector...
Describes extremity X-rays, what they are, and why they are done. Provides tips on how to prepare. Also covers risks. Explains normal and abnormal results, as well as what can affect accuracy of tests.
Explains what dental X-rays are and why they are done. Covers commonly used types of dental X-rays, including bitewing and panoramic X-rays. Includes info on risks. Also covers what results mean.
Sinus X-Ray for Sinusitis
A sinus X-ray is a series of pictures of nasal sinus cavities.
X-ray is a series of pictures of the bones in the face. One type of facial X-ray (called a paranasal sinus X-ray series) looks at
the air-filled cavities (sinuses) around the nose and eyes.
Fallopian Tube Procedures for Infertility
fallopian tube blockage typically prevents successful passage of the egg to the sperm, or the fertilized egg to the
uterus. Surgery can be used to try to correct this
common cause of
infertility. The specific type of surgery...
X-ray is a series of pictures of the bones of the
skull. Skull X-rays have largely been replaced by
computed tomography (CT) scans.
Arthrogram (Joint X-Ray)
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
Osteoporosis: Should I Have a Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Test?
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.
Discusses mammogram, an X-ray test of the breasts used to screen for breast problems. Covers at what ages women should have a mammogram. Discusses how it is done and how to prepare for it. Covers possible results.
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.
A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an
X-ray test that looks at the inside of the
fallopian tubes and the area around them. It often is
done for women who are having a hard time becoming pregnant (infertile).
Lungs and Airways
Has info on general coughs, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and COPD. Also has chest X-ray info and interactive topics on bronchitis and croup.
Upper Gastrointestinal (UGI) Series
Discusses test that uses X-rays to find problems in the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. Covers why and how it is done. Offers tips on preparing for the test. Covers risks. Looks at results and at what could affect the test.
Navicular Fracture of the Wrist
Discusses a break in the navicular bone, one of the bones in the wrist. Covers causes and symptoms, such as pain, tenderness, and swelling. Discusses diagnosis using X-rays. Covers treatment with arm cast, splint, or surgery.
Estimating Body Fat Percentage
There are a number of ways to estimate what percentage of
your weight is fat. But measuring body fat is not done routinely, because all
of these methods have advantages and disadvantages as well as margins of error.
Pregnancy: Chemicals, Cosmetics, and Radiation
Take care to protect your
developing fetus from dangerous substances during your pregnancy:
A breast biopsy
removes a sample of breast tissue that is looked at under a microscope to check
breast cancer. A breast biopsy is usually done to
check a lump found during a breast examination or a suspicious area found on...