Flashcards in Clinical Considerations Lab 1 Deck (10):
CT/ CAT Scan/ Computerized Axial Tomagraphy
An imaging technique reconstructs the human. See the 3D structure of the body. Can use to check for cirrhosis or cancer
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
An imaging technique that employs a magnetic field and radio waves to portray subtle structural differences
General inspection involves examining body proportions, posture, and patterns of movement. Local inspection is examining the site of injury.
Physician uses hands to feel body. This provides information on skin temp and texture (find sensitive spots)
Tapping fingers or hand to find density of underlying tissue. (If lungs are filled w fluid chest will sound more dense than normal)
Listening to body sounds with a stethoscope
DSA (Digital Subtraction Angiography)
Used to monitor blood flow through specific organs.Xrays are taken before and after radiopaque dye is administered. A computer subtracts what is common to both images
Small transmitter contacting the skin sends high frequency sounds then picks up an echo. The waves are reflected by internal organs and a picture is produced.
Camera is used to observe digestive tract