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Define EMG department (electromyogram)

performs tests to diagnose & evaluate neurological disorders (such as MS)

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Define Cardiology department

they perform procedures on the heart that measures the electrical activity at rest and when exercising

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define Electroencephalogram department (EEG)

perform procedures that measure the electrical activity in the brain

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define Nuclear Medicine department

medical imaging that uses radioactive isotopes, cameras and computers to view the body

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define Radiology department

uses x-rays to produce images to assist in diagnosing

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define CT (computed tomography)

uses special x-ray techniques to produce multiple images of the body

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define MRI

uses magnets, radio waves and computer to produce images of the body

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why is an MRI done?

to detect tiny changes of structure in the body

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why is a myelogram test done?

to help diagnose diseases of the central nervous system or damage of the vertebrae

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why is an ultrasound performed?

visualize internal structures and soft tissues of the body

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what is an angiography/angioplasty

a MI test used to visualize blood vessels and organs of the body

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why are CT's done?

helo diagnose trauma's, musculoskeletal disorders, cardiovascular diseases, infections and cancer

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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

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define pulmonary function department

perform a pulmonary function test

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why is a pulmonary function test done?

to determine the functioning capacity of the lungs

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define endoscopies

visual exam of the body cavity or organ by a endoscope

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what is a echo test?

transducer is moved over the heart area

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what is a ECG test?

electrodes are placed on arms/chest/legs while ECG records

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what is a stress test?

pt is connected to ECG and exercises on a treadmill

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what is a phonocardiogram test?

microphone is placed on the chest and records sounds

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what is a hotter monitoring test?

pt wears an ambulatory monitor and records their activities

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what does the fluoroscope test allow?

radiologist to visualize blood vessels and internal organs as they work

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why is an angiogram procedure done?

done for different reasons - depends what angiogram the doctor has ordered

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MRI's are commonly used for 4 things:

1. sports injuries of soft tissue and joints
2. diagnosing heart conditions
3. examining the chest and abdomen
4. examining the brain and spinal cord