Flashcards in Final Exam Prep Deck (24):
Define EMG department (electromyogram)
performs tests to diagnose & evaluate neurological disorders (such as MS)
Define Cardiology department
they perform procedures on the heart that measures the electrical activity at rest and when exercising
define Electroencephalogram department (EEG)
perform procedures that measure the electrical activity in the brain
define Nuclear Medicine department
medical imaging that uses radioactive isotopes, cameras and computers to view the body
define Radiology department
uses x-rays to produce images to assist in diagnosing
define CT (computed tomography)
uses special x-ray techniques to produce multiple images of the body
uses magnets, radio waves and computer to produce images of the body
why is an MRI done?
to detect tiny changes of structure in the body
why is a myelogram test done?
to help diagnose diseases of the central nervous system or damage of the vertebrae
why is an ultrasound performed?
visualize internal structures and soft tissues of the body
what is an angiography/angioplasty
a MI test used to visualize blood vessels and organs of the body
why are CT's done?
helo diagnose trauma's, musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular diseases, infections and cancer
U/S are commonly used for 4 things:
1. viewing the fetus and uterus in pregnancy
2. evaluating the pelvis and internal organs
3. heart and blood vessel exams
4. guiding the insertion of needles and other small tools
define pulmonary function department
perform a pulmonary function test
why is a pulmonary function test done?
to determine the functioning capacity of the lungs
visual exam of the body cavity or organ by a endoscope
what is a echo test?
transducer is moved over the heart area
what is a ECG test?
electrodes are placed on arms/chest/legs while ECG records
what is a stress test?
pt is connected to ECG and exercises on a treadmill
what is a phonocardiogram test?
microphone is placed on the chest and records sounds
what is a hotter monitoring test?
pt wears an ambulatory monitor and records their activities
what does the fluoroscope test allow?
radiologist to visualize blood vessels and internal organs as they work
why is an angiogram procedure done?
done for different reasons - depends what angiogram the doctor has ordered