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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By Michelle Winter, MD
If you experience pelvic discomfort, pain during intercourse or have moderate to severe cramping during your menstrual cycle, you may have endometriosis, a condition that impacts up to one in ten women.

By Hal Kipfer, MD
Did you know that your breast is given a density score of A, B, C, or D? Knowing your breast density score is an important part of managing your breast health and understanding your overall risk of developing breast cancer.

By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology
Is it time to schedule your routine Colonoscopy? DuPage Medical Group offers Open Access Screening Phone Calls with a nurse, a free and convenient alternative to in office prescreening consultations. By offering prescreening phone calls, we reduce your time in the office, prepare you with all the information you need about pre and post care and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in males, affecting approximately 1 in 7 men. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, more than 161,000 new cases will be diagnosed. Because it is such a common and potentially fatal disease, early detection and prompt treatment is critical. MRI exams are currently the best non-invasive tool for more accurate detection of prostate cancer and assist in the development of the appropriate treatment plan. DMG’s Radiologists explain why MRI’s are a preferred screening option for prostate cancer.
Topics and Subtopics: Cancer, Diagnostic Testing, Men's Health & Radiology

By Eric Zdrojkowski, RRA
What to expect when a fine needle aspiration biopsy has been ordered.

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology
Having a “joint X-ray”? Here is what you need to know.
Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing, Joints & Tissue & Radiology

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology
Ever been called back after a mammogram? Find out the reasons why and what happens next.

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology
Learn what makes a wide bore MRI a better option for many patients.
Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing & Radiology

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 & Radiology

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.

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