X-rays are one of the most commonly known forms of imaging because they are extremely beneficial when examining and treating many different areas of the body.
A CT or CAT scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal, or axial, images (often called slices) of the body.
Typically, when you think of an ultrasound, your first instinct may be to associate it with pregnancy, but there is actually much more to an ultrasound.
Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or DEXA, uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lower spine and hips) to measure bone loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis and to assess an individual’s risk for developing fractures. DEXA is simple, quick and noninvasive. It’s also the most accurate method for diagnosing osteoporosis.
During an echocardiogram, a technician uses a probe that emits high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) that “echo” off the structures of your heart. The waves, which are translated
Treadmill / Nuclear Stress Tests
The test involves monitoring your heart rhythm and blood pressure during exercise.
Screening and Tests for Diabetic Neuropathy
Once a person is diagnosed with diabetes, screening and tests for diabetic neuropathy begin with a physical exam and analysis of symptoms. Doctors can often see these risk factors for nerve damage during a physical exam
Diabetic Education / Nutrition
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Blood tests help doctors check for certain diseases and conditions. They also help check the function of your organs and show how well treatments are working.
If your doctor suggests you undergo a sleep study or polysomnography, you may be wondering what is involved in this test and what to expect. Sleep studies help doctors diagnose sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, and nighttime behaviours like sleepwalking and REM sleep behaviour disorder. Often these disorders cannot be identified with a normal office visit—your doctor needs to gather more conclusive evidence while you’re asleep.
Sometimes the heart can beat very slowly or very fast, or have an irregular rhythm. The right atria of the heart has its own pacemaker, the sino-atrial node. This communicates with another specialised
HOLTER MONITOR TEST
This is a test of your heart rhythm. If you have experienced symptoms such as heart palpitations, dizziness, chest pain or shortness of breath and a routine heart examination has not identified a problem, your doctor may ask you to complete an ECG Holter monitor test.