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The Language of Medicine-8th Editon-Ch.6

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnetic and radio waves produce images of organs and tissues in all three planes of the body.
Liver scan: (radionuclide studies) image of the liver after injecting radioactive material into the bloodstream
gastric bypass reducing the size of the stomach diverting food to the jejunum (gastrojejunostomy)
Gastrointestinal endoscopy visual examination of the abdomen
laparoscopy visual examination of the abdomen with a laparoscope inserted through a small incison in the abdomen
liver biopsy removal of liver tissue followed by microscopic visualization
nasogastric intubation insertion of a tube through the nose into the stomach
Paracentesis surgical puncture to remove fluid from the abdomen
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