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Doctor insights on: Other Brain Msafp Screening

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What other brain disorders can the msafp screening identify?

What other brain disorders can the msafp screening identify?

MSAFP: The msafp is a screen for an open neural tube abnormality in the fetus. It identifies spina bifida, which can also cause hydrocephalus. It also is a screen for down syndrome and trisomy 18, both of which affect the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Screening (Definition)

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


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Could brain MRI scans an accurate evidence for typical mental illness such as dementia, schizophrenia?

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

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Are there genetic tests available to screen for colon cancer risk?

Are there genetic tests available to screen for colon cancer risk?

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 more

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Celiac disease screening involves what kinds of tests?

Celiac disease screening involves what kinds of tests?

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

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What would be the cerebral spinal fluid test result for brain metastatic cancer.what value indicates its brain cancer in CSF test?

What would be the cerebral spinal fluid test result for brain metastatic cancer.what value indicates its brain cancer in CSF test?

Not the best test: CSF examination may contain malignant cells in the presence of metastatic cancer, but normal CSF does not rule out metastases to the brain. Imaging studies are more likely to be helpful. ...Read more

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Which brain tests are done in awake part of awake brain surgery? Speech test, tests of extremities movement , memory tests or which?

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

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Can embryo screening identify hereditary heart disease?

Can embryo screening identify hereditary heart disease?

Sometimes: Hereditary heart diseases caused by a single gene may screened for an identified using ivf with pgd. Those without a known single gene cannot. ...Read more

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Which tests are good for detecting lung cancer?

Which tests are good for detecting lung cancer?

CT: Low dose ct-scan under appropriate guideline protocol at institution with a comprehensive thoracic oncology program. http://goo.gl/ywqge. ...Read more

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What test will show brainstem activity other than eeg.

What test will show brainstem activity other than eeg.

None: No test shows activity directly. Some tests can be used to assess certain functions of the brainstem. This includes vestibular testing, some forms of autonomic testing, eye movement testing, among others. ...Read more

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Which types of cancer are detected by blood tests?

Which types of cancer are detected by blood tests?

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

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Electrical heart malfunction. What tests, scans are needed?

Electrical heart malfunction. What tests, scans are needed?

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

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What conditions are tested through cardiac perfusion imaging?

What conditions are tested through cardiac perfusion imaging?

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 more

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List of brain abnormalities in fetus?

List of brain abnormalities in fetus?

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 more

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TSI bloodwork test or Thyroid Uptake test with the radioisotopes? Benefits/risks, pros/cons? Are they interchangeable as diagnostic tool for graves?

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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How accurate is non contrast mri at detecting brain cancer?

How accurate is non contrast mri at detecting brain cancer?

Not always accurate: The best imaging to detect brain contrast is an MRI with contrast. Cancers have blood supply so the contrast makes it easier to detect a tumor, especially a small one that otherwise may be difficult to identify. ...Read more