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Screening Tests for Women
 

  • Mammogram or MRI

    Mammogram or MRI

    Download video. When deciding between a mammogram or MRI, the evidence is growing in favor of MRIs. So why isn’t this the standard screening for everyone? Watch as Dr. Julie SIlver explains more about it.

  • AAA screening

    AAA screening

    Q. I am a 72-year-old male in excellent health. I have been diagnosed with a 3.7-centimeter aortic aneurysm. My doctor recommends an ultrasound every six months. Are six-month checks adequate? And when should surgery be considered? A. I assume this is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and that it was detected by a screening exam, […]

  • Screening for Birth Defects in Early Pregnancy (Combined Test, Integrated Test, and Quadruple Test)

    Screening for Birth Defects in Early Pregnancy (Combined Test, Integrated Test, and Quadruple Test)

    What is the test? Blood tests and fetal ultrasound tests for pregnant women check the levels of protein and hormones being produced by the fetus and examine how the fetus is forming. The levels of four different substances as well as early findings on ultrasound can enable doctors to identify pregnancies that are at a […]

  • Understanding the ECG: Reading the waves

    Understanding the ECG: Reading the waves

    The electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most common, enduring, and important tests in all of medicine. It’s easy to perform, noninvasive, produces results right away, and is useful in diagnosing dozens of heart conditions. The ECG has taken on even more importance lately because a particular ECG pattern, called ST elevation, is a strong […]