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Acute Silicosis tests
Acute Silicosis

Tests could include:

  • An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it can help spot abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, and heart.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A CT scan is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of the body. Learn why a CT scan is performed and what to expect during a CT scan.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sputum is the liquid that comes from your respiratory tract when you cough. Learn about what happens if your doctor orders a sputum culture.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A sputum culture helps lab technicians find the bacteria or fungi that might be making you sick. Find out what it's used for and what to expect.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Thoracentesis is a procedure done when there's too much fluid in the pleural space. The goal is to drain the fluid and make it easier for you to breathe again.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. PFTs are also known as spirometry or lung function tests.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An extremity X-ray is an X-ray image taken of your extremities (your arms, legs, hands, wrists, feet, ankles, shoulders, knees, or hips). An X-ray is a form of radiation that passes through your body and exposes a piece of film, forming an image o...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An X-ray of your skeleton, or all the bones in your body, is known as a skeleton X-ray. Learn about the procedure and why it's used.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An X-ray is a common imaging test that can help your doctor view the inside of your body. Learn what it involves.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A gastric emptying scan, or gastric emptying study or test, is an exam that uses nuclear medicine to determine how quickly food leaves the stomach.
    Source:HLCMS
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