Lung cancer is diagnosed by a healthcare provider via a low-dose CT scan and other imaging methods. Learn more about what to expect here.
Calcium scans can detect calcium deposits in the coronary arteries and are helpful in assessing the risk of coronary artery disease.
How is a carcinoid tumor diagnosed? Many methods, such as chest X-ray, MRI, CT, blood tests, urine tests, biopsy, Octreoscan, scopes and cameras.
The diagnosis of diverticulitis (inflamed and/or infected diverticula) is made by a physician via abdominal CT scan. In rare cases, follow-up is needed.
Symptoms, laboratory tests, and scans can be suggestive of bone cancer. However, a biopsy specimen is often needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Diagnostic brain imaging tests can assess bone fractures, structural problems, blood vessel abnormalities, and changes in brain metabolism.
Chest X-rays aren't often used to diagnose or screen for lung cancer. Learn why and how often these imaging studies miss tumors in the lungs.
Blood clots can be diagnosed with lab tests, imaging, and procedures. Learn more about how your provider can tell if you have a blood clot.
If your healthcare provider suspects you have gallstones, you may have blood work done, as well as an imaging test such as an ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan.
A contrast dye allergy, though rare, can happen after a CT scan or MRI. Learn what contrast dye is and how doctors prevent and treat a reaction.
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