Archive for the 'Procedures' Category

Urinalysis (Urine Test)

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

This article briefly discusses the Urinalysis procedure. Intravenous urography is an x-ray used to display lower urinary tract and kidneys. Radiocontrast substance (radiopaque substance), which may be seen on X-ray, is given intravenously. The substance starts to accumulate in the kidney, generally, in less than five minutes. After that x-ray film is obtained. X-ray film [...]

Bone Marrow Examination (Biopsy & Aspiration)

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

During cases of a bone marrow exam, the bone marrow sample is evaluated to find out why blood cell levels are abnormal. A doctor may obtain 2 different kinds of bone marrow samples: a bone marrow core biopsy and a bone marrow aspirate. Both types of bone marrow samples are generally obtained from iliac crest [...]

Mammography

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Mammography is a procedure that uses low level x-rays to detect abnormal parts in the breasts and is one of the best ways to discover breast cancer in its early stages. Mammography is considered to be sensitive enough to find the possibility of cancers early on. For such reasons, the test can show cancer, when [...]

BOTOX Cosmetic

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

BOTOX Cosmetic (also known as Botulinum Toxin Type A) is a a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily eliminates frown lines, thick bands in the neck and forehead creases. The way this injection works is by blocking the nerve impulses while paralyzing the muscles temporarily, which leads the skin to a more refreshed appearance. Botox injection [...]

LeVeen Shunt

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

LeVeen Shunt is a procedure performed by rerouting the fluid flow or blood within the body to relieve circulatory problems and accumulation of fluid.  Before the LeVeen shunt procedure can begin, the individual is given a general anesthetic. A local anesthetic may also be used. The abdomen is shaved and scrubbed with soap and antiseptic, [...]

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