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Acute Silicosis tests
Acute Silicosis

Tests could include:

  • 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
  • A lung diffusion test is used to examine how your lungs are processing air. It can help your doctor determine how well your respiratory system is working.
    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
  • The rotator cuff is a common spot for injuries. The most common are tears, strains, tendinitis, and bursitis.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) study is an X-ray procedure that assesses the organs of the urinary system and gastrointestinal system.
    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
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