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Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
Could brain MRI scans an accurate evidence for typical mental illness such as dementia, schizophrenia?
Brain imaging scans: Are an impressive tool to help us identify certain anatomical lesions in the brain and can help us identify certain diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, tumors, large strokes, and subdural hematoma's. Some of those conditions can cause dementia. Most of the time an MRI or cat scan is used to rule out underlying reversible causes of dementia. A scan such as a pet scan can be a more sens tool. ...Read more
Yes: If you have a strong family history of colon cancer in several 1st degree relatives, you may be a candidate for genetic testing, however if the test is negative it just means you do not have a genetic predisposition to colon cancer. 80% of colon cancers occur in individuals with no family history and hence would have a negative genetic test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bloodwork: Celiac disease is usually screened for (in the right patient) with blood tests. Depending on the results of these blood tests, you may be referred to a gastroenterologist to get a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. You have to be on a regular diet (not gluten-free!) for these tests to be valid. ...Read more
What would be the cerebral spinal fluid test result for brain metastatic cancer.what value indicates its brain cancer in CSF test?
Which brain tests are done in awake part of awake brain surgery? Speech test, tests of extremities movement , memory tests or which?
Depends : On what part of the brain is being operated on. Mostly speech and movement testing. Squeezing object. Counting, repeating phrases. Things like that. ...Read more
Variety: A variety of cancers can be detected by blood tests. In many cases, the blood test alone is not enough information to confirm the diagnoss; scans or biopsies may be necessary. These are the types of cancer where blood tests are helpful: liver, neuroendocrine, thyroid, colorectal, pancreatic, gastric, and ovarian to name a few. ...Read more
Electrical: The evaluation depends on history, physical and what the apparent electrical malfunction is. There are many possible tests and no fixed menu of evaluation. ...Read more
Coronary Blood flow: Cardiac perfusion imaging is typically obtained to evaluate a pateint's coronary blood flow. This assesses the blood supply to the heart muscle, which is delivered through relatively small arteries around the heart called the coronary arteries. If the test is normal, it suggests that there is no significant CAD (coronary artery disease). If abnormal, CAD may be present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do paraneoplastic syndromes often antedate the physical formation of contrast CT detectable neoplasms? Or are detectable tumors usually already there?
Long and serious.: Hydrocephaly, ventriculomegaly, mega-cisterna magna, dandy-walker malformation, inferior vermian hypoplasia, hydranencephaly, schizencephaly, porencephaly, polymicrogyria, neuronal migration anomalies, tubers, vein of galen aneurysm, encephalocele, septo-optic dysplasia, agenesis of the corpus callosum, absence of cavum septum pellucidum, lissencephaly and arnold-chiari malformation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TSI bloodwork test or Thyroid Uptake test with the radioisotopes? Benefits/risks, pros/cons? Are they interchangeable as diagnostic tool for graves?
Thyroid: The first thing you must do is have your doctor order the thyroid labs once he/she has taken a full history and physical exam. The first thing would be to order the thyroid labs and if they are abnormal the radiology program will look for problems in your thyroid. Do not get too concerned for now - all may be OK. If not appropriate care will be given after discussion with you. Keep me posted! ...Read more
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