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 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

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

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, Women's Health & Diagnostic Testing

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 & Radiology

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology
Learn why certain imaging exams, like MRIs, take longer than others.
Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing & Radiology

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology
Learn why MRI magnets may look the same but be referred to differently.
Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing & Radiology

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology
Understand the difference in these MRI scanner imaging strengths.
Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing & Radiology

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology
What is that giant doughnut-shaped scanner? Learn more about how an MRI scanner works to produce quality health-images.
Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing & Radiology

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology
What are all those noises and what do they mean? Learn why MRI machines are so loud.
Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing & Radiology

By DuPage Medical Group Radiology
Uncover the differences between magnetic field imaging tests.
Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing & Radiology

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