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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING DEFINITION Magnetic resonance Imaging or MRI is a type of scan that uses radio waves and powerful magnets to conjure pictures of the body’s insides. Unlike x-ray examination, this procedure does not use radiation that’s why it is considered safer, with no possible risks of radiation. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING PURPOSE An MRI, when used with other imaging methods, will help doctors make a definite diagnosis. It provides clear images of the insides of the body so it is a lot ...

Mammogram

MAMMOGRAM DEFINITION A mammogram is a special x-ray examination performed on the breasts to help find tumors that are too small to be felt. It is a radiographic method that uses a special x-ray equipment to detect breast cancer in its ...

Mastectomy

MASTECTOMY DEFINITION A mastectomy is a surgical procedure where one or both breasts are removed either to prevent or to treat breast cancer. For those who have early stage breast cancer, mastectomy is but one option. MASTECTOMY PURPOSE Mastectomy is often performed to ...

Microalbumin Test

MICROALBUMIN TEST DEFINITION A microalbumin test is an important urine test that will help measure how healthy your kidneys are, especially if you have an occurrence of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and/or high blood pressure. MICROALBUMIN TEST PURPOSE A microalbumin test ...

Multiple Marker Screen

MULTIPLE MARKER SCREEN DEFINITION A multiple marker screen is a type of blood test done in pregnant women on their 15th to 20th week of pregnancy. It is called a multiple marker because it is used to measure different properties that ...

Myomectomy

MYOMECTOMY DEFINITION A myomectomy is a procedure that will help improve a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. It is the surgical process of removing fibroids from the uterus so the uterus is kept in place, making pregnancy more likely. MYOMECTOMY PURPOSE A myomectomy ...

Needle Biopsy

NEEDLY BIOPSY DEFINITION Needle biopsy refers to a wide variety of biopsy methods that depend on needles to extract cell samples from your body for the sake of testing and analysis inside a lab. Typical needle biopsy techniques include core-needle biopsy ...

Nitric Oxide Test

NITRIC OXIDE TEST DEFINITION A nitric oxide test is an exhaled test for asthma. It helps measure the nitric oxide gas in your breath, which may indicate a occurrence of asthma. NITRIC OXIDE TEST PURPOSE A nitric oxide test is done to confirm ...

Nuclear Stress Test

NUCLEAR STRESS TEST DEFINITION The nuclear stress test is an imaging test that measures a person’s blood flow into the heart muscle, at rest and during an activity. It is also known as Thallium stress test. NUCLEAR STRESS TEST PURPOSE A nuclear stress ...

Pelvic Exam

PELVIC EXAM DEFINITION A pelvic exam is a physical examination that will help evaluate the position and size of a woman’s vagina, uterus, cervix, and ovaries. PELVIC EXAM PURPOSE A thorough pelvic examination is usually done as a preventive measure for some of ...