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Barium enema

Barium enema procedure

A Barium Enema is an x-ray of the lower portion of your digestive tract, which includes the colon and large intestine. A contrast agent called barium is used to outline and define the folds of the lower intestinal tract. A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist who is assisted by a radiological technologist. The equipment used to track the barium as it moves through your lower intestinal tract is called a fluoroscope.

Bone Densitometry

Bone Densitometry procedure

Your bone densitometry examination may be the easiest medical examination you will have over the course of your life. Basically, all it involves is for you to lie on your back and let the bone densitometer do the work. However, there are always valid concerns about and medical procedure. For your peace of mind, this web page addresses these important questions.

CT Scans

CT Scans procedure

CT or CAT Scan (Computerized Axial Tomography) penetrates the body with a thin, fan-shaped x-ray beam and produces a cross-sectional view of body tissue. Conventional x-rays, which view the body from only one angle can be difficult to interpret when the shadows of bones, muscles, and organs are superimposed on one another. CT scanners allow the radiologist to view a "slice" of the body from many angles by moving the x-ray tube around the patient.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Medicine procedure

Nuclear Medicine uses radioactive isotope to determine if specific organs such as the kidneys, gallbladder and thyroid are functioning properly. The most common exam is a full body bone scan used to examine the bones for cancer or trauma.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound procedure

Considered much safer than x-rays, ultrasound works like sonar to create pictures. Ultrasound uses sound waves to look within the body much like sonar is used in the ocean. A radiologist or technologist places a transducer on the area to be scanned. Echoes from the internal anatomy are translated into faint signals, which are processed by a computer into a video imager to produce diagnostic images.

Upper GI

Upper GI procedure

An upper GI exam is an x-ray of the upper portion of your digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach and small intestine. A contrast agent called barium is used to outline and define the folds of the intestinal tract. An upper GI series is performed by a radiologist who is assisted by a radiological technologist. The equipment used to track the barium as it moves through your system is called a fluoroscope.

Mammogram

Mammogram

Mammography is an x-ray procedure using very low and safe levels of radiation. The mammogram consists of two views of each breast. These x-rays can identify a small abnormality in breast tissue, before a lump would ever be discovered by touch. Mammography is the most effective way to detect early breast disease.

Open MRI

Open MRI

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging – MRI exam has significant benefits over other diagnostic options such as X-Rays or CAT Scans, both of which use a form of radiation. MRI is a non- invasive procedure that use a magnetic field and radio waves generated by a computer which react to the body tissue producing a highly detailed image of the anatomy.

Girls with congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Hermaphrodite Infant | Consultant for Pediatricians

The most common cause of ambiguous genitalia in a chromosomally normal female is CAH. This disorder affects the adrenal cortex and manifests as cortisol deficiency and androgen excess. The deficient enzyme in 90% of cases is 21-hydroxylase.1 A high concentration of 17-hydroxyprogesterone is diagnostic of the 21-hydroxylase deficiency form of CAH; the level in this baby at 1 day of life was 1397 ng/dL (normal, less than 100 ng/dL).

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