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Common Diagnostic Procedures of the Musculoskeletal System

TermDefinition
antinuclear antibody (ANA) blood test for lupus erythematosus, and connective tissue disease for arthritis
arthrocentesis synovial fluid is removed from the joint space for analysis
arthrography injection of a contrast medium into the joint space for visualization by xray
arthroscopy examination by arthroscope of a joints interior
bone scan intravenous injection of radioactive dye to measure the uptake of a radioactive phosphate substance in the bone
computerized axial tomography (CT scan) computer assisted xray used for detecting fractures and tumors
diskography xray of the spine to view the intervertebral disks
electromyography recording by electrical stimulation the strength of a muscle contraction
gallium scan scan to track white blood cell infections
latex fixation (rheumatoid factor) blood test for the presence of an antibody found with rheumatoid arthritis
magentic resonance imaging (MRI) computers and magnetism produced pictures of internal structures
muscle biopsy removal of muscle tissue for pathological examination
myelography study of the spinal column after injection of opaque contrast material
photon absorptiometry instrument that measures bone density
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