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Diagnostic Testing

A diagnostic test is a medical test performed to aid in the diagnosis or detection of disease. Some diagnostic tests are included within a simple physical examination that requires only simple tools in the hands of a skilled practitioner, performed in-office. Other tests require elaborate equipment used by medical technologists or the use of a sterile operating environment. A radiologist interprets or "reads" the images obtained during a diagnostic exam and reports their findings and impression or diagnosis.

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Premedication: Why is it Sometimes Necessary?

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology

Having an imaging study with contrast? Find out if you may need special medication before your study.

Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing

How Do I Know if I Need a Colonoscopy?

By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology

Colonoscopies are your best defense against colorectal cancer. Make sure you know what preventive options are available and when the right age is to start focusing on your digestive health.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer , Diagnostic Testing , Digestive Disorders , General Health & Health & Diet

Ways to Minimize Discomfort During A Mammogram

By Dr. Zimmermann

Learn a few tips & tricks for your next mammogram.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer , Diagnostic Testing & Women's Health

Fact or Fiction: Male Breast Cancer

By Dr. Thimm

Breast cancer is predominantly thought of as a female disease, but can men get breast cancer too?

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer , Diagnostic Testing & Men's Health

What Does Bi-Rad Mean?

By Dr. Thimm

Have you seen a bi-rad score on your mammogram and were curious to its meaning? Learn more.

Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing & Women's Health

Breast Imaging: More Than Just Mammography

By Dr. Thimm

Many people know about mammograms, but there are additional tools that aid in detecting breast cancer if something suspicious is found.

Topics and Subtopics: Cancer , Diagnostic Testing & Women's Health

To Use Contrast, Or Not Use Contrast: That Is The Question

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology

Learn why some MRIs are done with and without contrast and what that means for you.

Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing

How Long It Takes: MRI Scans

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology

Learn why certain imaging exams, like MRIs, take longer than others.

Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing

Open Vs. Closed MRI Magnets

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology

Learn why MRI magnets may look the same but be referred to differently.

Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing

3T, 1.5T: What Does this Mean?

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology

Understand the difference in these MRI scanner imaging strengths.

Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing

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