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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Abdominal CT scan 02/23/2009
CT of the abdomen How the test is performed: You will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner. Usually, you will lie on your back with your arms raised above the head. The health care provider may inject a dye into one of your veins. This helps certain diseases and organs show up better on the images.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Abdominal film 02/22/2009
Abdominal x-ray; X-ray - abdomen; Flat plate; KUB How the test is performed: The test is performed in a hospital radiology department or in the health care provider's office by an x-ray technologist. You lie on your back on the x-ray table. The x-ray machine is positioned over your abdominal area. You hold your breath as the picture is taken so that the picture will not be blurry. You may be asked to change position to the side or to stand up for additional pictures.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Abdominal MRI scan 02/23/2009
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the abdomen is a noninvasive method to create detailed pictures of the inside of the belly area. Unlike x-rays and computed tomographic ( CT ) scans, which use radiation, MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves. The MRI scanner contains the magnet. The magnetic field produced by an MRI is about 10 thousand times greater than the earth's. The magnetic field forces hydrogen atoms in the body to line up in a certain way (similar to how the needle on a compass moves when you hold it near a magnet).
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Abdominal tap 08/22/2008
Peritoneal tap; Paracentesis How the test is performed: This test may be done in an office setting, treatment room, or hospital. The puncture site will be cleaned and shaved, if necessary. You then receive a local numbing medicine. The tap needle is inserted 1 - 2 inches into the abdomen. Sometimes a small cut is made to help insert the needle. The fluid is pulled out into a syringe.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Abdominal ultrasound 10/29/2008
Ultrasound - abdomen; Abdominal sonogram How the test is performed: An ultrasound machine creates images that allow various organs in the body to be examined. The machine sends out high-frequency sound waves, which reflect off body structures to create a picture.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Abdominal wall fat pad biopsy 02/23/2009
Abdominal wall biopsy; Biopsy - abdominal wall fat pad How the test is performed: Needle aspiration is the most common method of obtaining an abdominal wall fat pad biopsy . The skin of the abdomen is cleansed, and a local anesthetic may be used to numb the area. A needle is inserted through the skin and into the fat pad under the skin.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Abscess scan - radioactive 10/28/2008
Radioactive abscess scan; Abscess scan How the test is performed: Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia ACE levels 11/12/2007
Serum angiotensin-converting enzyme; SACE How the test is performed: Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Acetylcholine receptor antibody 06/24/2009
Acetylcholine receptor antibody is a protein found in the blood of most people with myasthenia gravis. The antibody attacks receptors for a chemical called acetylcholine, which sends signals from nerves to muscles and between nerves in the brain. How the test is performed: Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Acid loading test (pH) 10/15/2007
The acid loading test (pH) measures the ability of the kidney tubules to acidify urine when there is increased plasma acidity. See also: Urine pH How the test is performed: You'll be told to take ammonium chloride capsules by mouth for 3 days. Then, a urine and blood sample are taken. (The blood sample is needed to show that the ammonium chloride made the blood slightly acidic.) The laboratory measures the level of acid found in both samples. For information on how the urine and blood samples are obtained, see: Clean catch urine collection Venipuncture (blood draw) How to prepare for the test: Your doctor will tell you to take ammonium chloride capsules by mouth for 3 days prior to the test.
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