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  • Barium Swallow Podcast

    Detailed information on barium swallow, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.

  • Barium Enema Podcast

    Detailed information on barium enema, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Series Podcast

    Detailed information on upper gastrointestinal series, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Podcast

    Detailed information on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the biliary system.

  • Liver Biopsy Podcast

    Detailed information on liver biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the liver.

  • Laparoscopy Podcast

    Laparoscopy can help detect and treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, or an ectopic pregnancy.

  • Colonoscopy Podcast

    Detailed information on colonoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and illustrations of colonoscopy and biopsy through colonoscopy.

  • Sigmoidoscopy Podcast

    Detailed information on sigmoidoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.

  • Abdominal Ultrasound Podcast

    Detailed information on abdominal ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Abdomen Podcast

    Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the abdomen, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Liver and Biliary Tract Podcast

    Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the liver and biliary tract, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the liver and biliary system.

  • Chest X-ray Podcast

    A chest X-ray is used to examine the chest and the organs and structures located in the chest. Chest x-rays may be used to assess the lungs and the heart.

  • Bronchoscopy Podcast

    Detailed information on bronchoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Lung Biopsy Podcast

    Detailed information on lung biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Pleural Biopsy Podcast

    Detailed information on pleural biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract.

  • Mediastinoscopy Podcast

    Detailed information on mediastinoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of the mediastinoscopy procedure.

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET Scan) Podcast

    PET is a type of nuclear medicine procedure. A tiny amount of a radioactive substance is used to help examine a particular tissue.

  • Pulmonary Function Tests Podcast

    These tests assess lung volumes, capacities, rates of flow, and gas exchange. Different procedures measure lung function in different ways.

  • Thoracentesis Podcast

    Detailed information on thoracentesis, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of a thoracentesis procedure.

  • Lobectomy Podcast

    A lobectomy is a surgical procedure that removes one of the lobes of the lungs.

  • Bone Biopsy Podcast

    A bone biopsy is a procedure in which bone samples are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy Podcast

    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues Podcast

    In orthopedics, an MRI may be used to examine bones, joints, and soft tissues such as cartilage, muscles, and tendons for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, such as tumors, inflammatory disease, or muscle fatigue. MRI may be used to assess the results of corrective procedures.

  • X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back Podcast

    An X-ray of the spine, neck, or back can help diagnose a range of problems, from back or neck pain to abnormalities in the alignment of the spine, such as kyphosis or scoliosis.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Brain Podcast

    CT scans of the brain can provide more detailed information about brain tissue and brain structures than standard X-rays.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Spine Podcast

    In computed tomography, the X-ray beam moves in a circle around the body. This allows many different views of the spine. The X-ray information is sent to a computer that interprets the data and displays it in a two-dimensional form on a monitor.

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) Podcast

    An electroencephalogram detects abnormalities in the brain waves or electrical activity of the brain. During the procedure, electrodes pasted on the scalp detect tiny electrical charges that result from the activity of the brain cells.

  • Gamma Knife Podcast

    Gamma Knife radiosurgery doesn’t involve actual surgery, nor is the Gamma Knife an actual knife. This procedure uses beams of highly focused gamma rays to treat small- to medium-sized lesions, usually in the brain.

  • Lumbar Puncture (LP) Podcast

    A lumbar puncture is also known as a spinal tap. The most common reason for a lumbar puncture is to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid to help diagnose various disorders, such as meningitis or encephalitis.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain Podcast

    MRI may be used to examine the brain and/or spinal cord for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, including tumors or aneurysms.

  • X-rays of the Skull Podcast

    Your doctor may order an X-ray of the skull to diagnose a fracture of a skull bone, a pituitary tumor, or certain metabolic and endocrine disorders that cause bone defects of the skull.

  • Breast Biopsy Podcast

    Detailed information on breast biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Breast Ultrasound Podcast

    Detailed information on breast ultrasonography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Cervical Biopsy Podcast

    Detailed information on cervical biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a cervical biopsy procedure.

  • Colposcopy Podcast

    Detailed information on colposcopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a colposcopy procedure.

  • Dilation and Curettage (D and C) Podcast

    A dilation and curettage is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated so that the cervical canal and uterine lining can be scraped with a curette to remove abnormal tissues.

  • Endometrial Biopsy Podcast

    An endometrial biopsy is used to obtain a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus. The tissue is examined under a microscope to identify the presence of abnormal cells.

  • Hysterectomy Podcast

    Detailed information on hysterectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs.

  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) Podcast

    Detailed information on loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a LEEP procedure .

  • Breast-Conserving Surgery Podcast

    Breast-conserving surgery is also called a lumpectomy. It may be used as part of a treatment plan for breast cancer. During the surgery, the cancerous lump and a portion of breast tissue is removed, but the breast itself remains intact..

  • Mammogram Podcast

    Detailed information on mammogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Mastectomy Podcast

    Detailed information on mastectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, anatomical illustrations of the female breast, and illustrations of mastectomy procedures.

  • Pap Test Podcast

    Detailed information on PAP test, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Pelvic Ultrasound Podcast

    A pelvic ultrasound allows a doctor to quickly see the female pelvic organs and structures, including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Kidney Podcast

    Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the kidney, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney.

  • Cystoscopy Podcast

    Detailed information on cystoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.

  • Kidney Biopsy Podcast

    Detailed information on kidney biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney.

  • Kidney Ultrasound Podcast

    Detailed information on kidney ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray Podcast

    Detailed information on kidney, ureter, and bladder x-ray, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.

  • Prostate Biopsy Podcast

    A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which prostate gland tissue samples are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

  • Prostate/Rectal Sonogram Podcast

    This procedure, which uses ultrasound technology, can assess the size, shape, and location of the prostate gland and also assess the rectum.

  • Retrograde Pyelogram Podcast

    Detailed information on retrograde pyelogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.

  • Breast Scan Podcast

    Detailed information on breast scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and anatomical illustrations of the female breast

  • Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Chest Podcast

    Detailed information on computed tomography (CT or CAT scan) of the chest, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care

  • Liver Scan Podcast

    Detailed information on liver scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the liver.