Medical Tests Sourcebook, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0780812085
  • ISBN-13: 9780780812086
  • DDC: 616.07
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 649 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released September 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

Medical Tests Sourcebook, Third Edition provides updated information about the vast and ever-growing arena of screening, diagnostic, and disease-monitoring exams. It provides an overview of tests for preventive care in infants, children, and adults. It discusses screening and assessment tests associated with such specific concerns as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, thyroid dysfunction, infertility, osteoporosis, sexually transmitted diseases, allergies, hearing loss, and vision problems. It offers details about blood testing, biopsy procedures, imaging tests - including x-rays, ultrasounds, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear medicine - electrical and endoscopic procedures, and tests designed for home use. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms, information about on-line health screening tools, and resources for more information about medical tests.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
1: Screening and Preventive Care Tests.
2: Regular Health Exams Are Important.
3: Questions about Medical Tests.
4: Newborn Screening Tests.
5: Preventive Care for Children and Adolescents.
6: Recommended Screening Tests for Children and Adolescents.
7: Body Mass Index Screening for Weight Problems.
8: Prevention Care and Screening Test Guidelines for Adults.
9: Men's Health Screening Recommendations.
10: Women's Health Screening Recommendations.
11: Common Screenings in Your Doctor's Office.
12: Assessing Weight and Health Risk.
13: High Blood Pressure Screening.
14: Cholesterol Screening for Adults and Children.
15: Genetic Testing.
16: Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing.
17: Genetic Consultation.
18: Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk.
19: Required Medical Screening of Immigrants to the United States.
20: Laboratory Tests.
21: Understanding Laboratory Tests.
22: Introduction to Lab Tests.
23: Identifying Quality Laboratory Services.
24: Deciphering Your Lab Report.
25: Point-of-Care Rapid Diagnostic Tests.
26: Common Blood Tests.
27: Biopsies.
28: Types of Biopsy Procedures.
29: Breast Biopsy.
30: Kidney Biopsy.
31: Liver Biopsy.
32: Lung Needle Biopsy.
33: Muscle Biopsy.
34: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy.
35: Skin Lesion Biopsy.
36: Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration.
37: Bone Marrow Tests.
38: Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap).
39: Stool Tests.
40: Stool Culture.
41: Colorectal Cancer Stool Tests.
42: Detecting Parasite Antigens.
43: Throat Culture.
44: Toxicology Screen.
45: Urine Tests.
46: Imaging Tests.
47: Risks of Medical Imaging.
48: Increasing Use of Radiation-Emitting Procedures.
49: Doses from Medical Radiation Sources.
50: Radiation Exposure and Pregnancy.
51: Radiology and Children.
52: Reducing Radiation from Medical X-Rays.
53: Radiography.
54: Medical X-Rays.
55: Chest X-Ray.
56: Dental X-Rays.
57: Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) Test for Bone Density.
58: Contrast Radiography.
59: Angiography.
60: Cystogram.
61: Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series.
62: Lower GI Series (Barium Enema).
63: Lung Ventilation/Perfusion Scan.
64: Myelography.
65: Intravenous Pyelogram.
66: Ultrasound (Sonography) Exams.
67: Ultrasound Overview.
68: Abdominal Ultrasound.
69: Carotid Ultrasound.
70: Circulation (Vascular) Ultrasound.
71: Echocardiography (Heart).
72: Pelvic Ultrasound.
73: Transesophageal Echocardiography.
74: Transvaginal Ultrasound.
75: Computed Tomography (CT).
76: Introduction to CT.
77: Chest CT Scan.
78: Coronary Calcium Scan.
79: Virtual Colonoscopy.
80: Full Body CT Scans: What You Need to Know.
81: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
82: Introduction to MRI.
83: MRI of the Brain.
84: Cardiac MRI.
85: Chest MRI.
86: MRI of the Spine.
87: Nuclear Imaging.
88: Imaging Molecular Change.
89: Molecular Imaging and Alzheimer Disease.
90: Nuclear Heart Scan.
91: Nuclear Breast Imaging (Scintimammography).
92: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging.
93: Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging.
94: Overview of Medical Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging.
95: Breast Thermography.
96: Mammograms.
97: Neurological Imaging.
98: Researching New Imaging Techniques.
99: Super-Cool Imaging Technique.
100: Blood Vessel Shape Reveals Disease.
101: Optical Coherence Tomography.
102: Magnetic Resonance Elastography.
103: Catheterization, Endoscopic, and Electrical Tests and Assessments.
104: Cardiac Catheterization.
105: Endoscopy.
106: Ten Questions to Ask Your Endoscopist.
107: Bronchoscopy.
108: Capsule Endoscopy.
109: Colonoscopy.
110: Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy.
111: Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).
112: Upper Endoscopy.
113: Laryngoscopy.
114: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy.
115: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
116: Electrocardiogram (EKG).
117: Electroencephalogram (EEG).
118: Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocities.
119: Electronystagmography: Looking at Eye Movements.
120: Holter and Event Monitors.
121: Diagnostic Laparoscopy.
122: Stress Testing.
123: Screening and Assessments for Specific Conditions and Diseases.
124: Allergy Testing.
125: Bladder and Kidney Function Tests.
126: Urodynamics.
127: Screening for Kidney Disease.
128: Tracking Chronic Kidney Disease.
129: Cancer Screening Tests.
130: Cancer Screening Overview.
131: Bladder and Other Urothelial Cancers Screening.
132: Breast Cancer Screening.
133: Cervical Cancer Screening.
134: Colorectal Cancer Screening.
135: Esophageal Cancer Screening.
136: Lung Cancer Screening.
137: Oral Cancer Screening.
138: Prostate Cancer Screening.
139: Skin Cancer Screening.
140: Testicular Cancer Screening.
141: Tumor Markers.
142: Celiac Disease Tests.
143: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Tests.
144: Sputum CF Respiratory Screen.
145: Sweat Electrolytes Test.
146: Diabetes Tests.
147: Screening Tests for Diabetes.
148: Glucose Meters Monitor Blood Sugar Levels.
149: Continuous Glucose Monitoring.
150: Hearing Assessments.
151: Heart and Vascular Disease Screening and Diagnostic Tests.
152: Cardiomyopathy.
153: Carotid Artery Disease Assessments.
154: Congenital Heart Defects Tests.
155: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Assessments.
156: Infectious Disease Testing.
157: Diagnosis and Screening of Infectious Diseases.
158: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing.
159: Tuberculosis (TB) Test.
160: Lung Disease Tests.
161: Neurological Diagnostic Tests.
162: Osteoporosis Diagnosis.
163: Prenatal and Infertility Tests.
164: Prenatal Tests.
165: Infertility Tests.
166: Sleep Disorder Tests.
167: Thyroid and Other Endocrine Tests.
168: Recognizing Endocrine System Dysfunction.
169: Thyroid Function Tests.
170: Vision Tests.
171: Routine Eye Exam.
172: Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam.
173: Common Tests for Glaucoma.
174: Vestibular (Balance) Problem Tests.
175: Home and Self-Ordered Tests.
176: An Introduction to Home-Use Medical Tests.
177: Convenient, Timely, Not Necessarily Perfect.
178: How to Get the Best Results.
179: Buying Diagnostic Tests Online.
180: Cholesterol Home Use Test.
181: Drugs of Abuse Home Tests.
182: First Check 12 Drug Test.
183: Collection Kit.
184: Fecal Occult Blood Home Test.
185: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing.
186: Gynecological Concerns Home Tests.
187: Ovulation (Saliva Test).
188: Ovulation (Urine Test).
189: Pregnancy Home Tests.
190: Vaginal pH.
191: Menopause Home Test.
192: Hepatitis C Home Test.
193: HIV Home Test.
194: Prothrombin Home Test.