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Sleep Study
Sleep Study What is a sleep study? The stages of sleep range from light to deep. Each stage has characteristics that can be measured. A sleep study is a number of tests done at the same time during sleep. The tests measure specific sleep characteristics and help to diagnose sleep disorders. A sleep study may also be called polysomnogram. The basic recordings done during a sleep study may include: Electroencephalography (EEG) . This measures brain wave activity. Electrooculogram (EOG). This measures eye ...
Lung Scan
Lung Scan What is a lung scan? A lung scan is an imaging test to look at your lungs and help diagnose certain lung problems. A lung scan may also be used to see how well treatment is working. A lung scan is a type of nuclear imaging test. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive matter is used during the scan. The radioactive matter called tracer sends out gamma rays. These rays are picked up by the scanner to make a picture of your lungs. A lung scan can be a ventilation scan or a perfusion scan....
Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery What is endoscopic endonasal surgery? Endoscopic endonasal surgery is a minimally invasive technique that allows a surgeon to go through the nose to operate on areas at the front of the brain and the top of the spine. A thin tube called an endoscope is thread through your nose and sinuses, giving your surgeon access to parts of your brain that would be difficult to reach using traditional surgical approaches and often require large incisions and removal of parts of the skull...
CT Scan of the Chest
CT Scan of the Chest What is a CT scan of the chest? CT scan is a type of imaging test. It uses X-ray and computer technology to make detailed pictures of the organs and structures inside your chest. These images are more detailed than regular X-rays. They can give more information about injuries or diseases of the chest organs. In a CT scan, an X-ray beam moves in a circle around your body. It takes many images, called slices, of the lungs and inside the chest. A computer processes these images and dis...
Chest Ultrasound
Chest Ultrasound What is a chest ultrasound? A chest ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to look at the structures and organs in your chest. It can help your health care provider see how well your lungs and heart are working. A chest ultrasound can look at your lungs, heart, esophagus, mid-chest area (mediastinum), space between the lungs and chest wall (pleural space), and other structures in the chest. Your health care provider may also use ultrasound to see how blood flows through the...
Chest X-Ray
Chest X-Ray What is a chest X-ray? A chest X-ray is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at the structures and organs in your chest. It can help your healthcare provider see how well your lungs and heart are working. Certain heart problems can cause changes in your lungs. Certain diseases can cause changes in the structure of the heart or lungs. Chest X-rays can show your healthcare provider the size, shape, and location of the following: Heart Lungs Bronchi Aorta Pulmonary arteries Middle chest are...
Chest Fluoroscopy
Chest Fluoroscopy What is chest fluoroscopy? Chest fluoroscopy is an imaging test that uses X-rays to look at how well your lungs are working. It can also look at other parts of your respiratory tract. Your respiratory tract includes your lungs, nose, throat, trachea, and bronchi. Fluoroscopy is a kind of X-ray "movie." This test uses more radiation than a standard chest X-ray. So your healthcare provider will make sure that this test is important for a diagnosis. Why might I need a chest fluoroscopy? Y...