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Body System

Digestive System - Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

Abdominal computed tomography (CT scan) A series of cross-sectional x-ray images that show abdominal organs
Abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Magnetic and radio waves create images of abdominal organs and tissues in all thre planes of the body
Abdominal ultrasound Process of beaming sound waves into the abdomen to producec images of orans such as the gallbladder
Barium tests X-ray examinations using a liquid barium mixture to locate disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
Cholangiography X-ray examination of the bile ducts after the injection of contrast material through the liver or through a catheter from the mouth, esophagus, and stomach into the bile ducts
Gastrointestinal endoscopy Visual examination of the gastrointestinal tract with an endoscope
Hemoccult test Feces are placed on paper containing the chemical guaiac, which reacts with hidden (occult) blood. This is an important test for colon cancer screening
Liver functions tests (LFTs) Measurements of liver enzymes and other stubstances in the blood
Stool culture Feces are placed in a growth medium (culture) to test for microoraganisms, such as bacteria
Created by: Pinkchicsrule