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blood test
an analysis of a sample of blood
X-ray
radiografía - an image produced by passing x-rays through a part of the body
UA
urinalysis - the physical, chemical, and microscopic examination of urine
DXA
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry - measures bone mass density (BMD) often for diagnosing osteoporosis
NCV
nerve conduction velocity - test measuring how fast electrical signals move through a nerve
CT scan
a 2d or 3d image produced with x-rays using computerized axial tomography.
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of soft tissue
EKG
electrocardiogram - tests the electrical activity in the heart
Pap test
an analysis of cells from the cervix, to test for cervical cancer in women
PET scan
a test that uses a radioactive substance to create images of organs and tissue