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Common Diagnostic Procedures of the Endocrine System

TermDefinition
adrenal angiography injection of dye into an artery to view the adrenal glands
adrenal vein catherization catheter insertion through the femoral vein to the adrenal vein to obtain blood specimen to assess adrenal function
blood serum test used to determine function of endocrine glands by measureing levels of substances in the blood
computerized tomography (CT scan) radiographic scan of one ore more endocrine organs in a 3D cross sectional view
exopthalmometry measures the extent of eyeball protrusion
fasting blood sugar (FBS) blood test to determine the amount of sugar in the blood without eating for 8 to 12 hours
glucose tolerance test (GTT) blood test to determine the amount of sugar in the blood at different intervals after glucose is given to the patient
magnetic resonace imaging (MRI) use of magnetic fields to visualize a gland
protein-bound iodine test (PBI) blood test to determine thyroid function, measures thyroxine (T4) circulating in the blood
radioactive iodine uptake test iodine is given and then measured by how much is taken in to the thyroid gland (uptake) to determine thyroid function
radioimmunosassay (RIA) blood test to measure the levels of hormones in the plasma of the blood
thyroid biopsy removal of a piece of thyroid tissue for microscopic examination
thyroid echogram ultrasound examination of the thyroid
thyroid function test blood test used to measure (T3, T4, and TSH) in the bloodstream to determine thyroid functions
thyroid scan scanning of the thyroid after radioactive dye is injected to visualize the thryroid gland
total calcium blood test to measure the amount of calcium in the bloodstream to determine parathyroid disorders
ultrasonography sound waves are used to visualize images of a gland
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