Having an imaging study with contrast? Find out if you may need special medication before your study.Topics and Subtopics: 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.
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
Learn why some MRIs are done with and without contrast and what that means for you.Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing