Adrenal Cancer tests
Adrenal Cancer

Tests could include:

  • A potassium test is used to measure the amount of potassium in your blood. Potassium helps to move waste out of cells and nutrients into cells. This electrolyte is essential to proper muscle and nerve function. Even minor increases or decreases in...
  • ACTH is a hormone produced in the anterior (front) pituitary gland in the brain. The function of ACTH in the body is to regulate levels of the steroid hormone cortisol, released from the adrenal gland. ACTH is also known as adrenocorticotropic hor...
  • An aldosterone (ALD) test measures the amount of ALD in your blood. It is also called an aldosterone serum test. ALD is a hormone made by the adrenal glands. It affects blood pressure. It also regulates sodium (salt) and potassium in the blood. Th...
  • A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, where they are viewed by a technician. Each picture is viewed as a cross-section of ...
  • An MRI, which stands for magnetic resonance imaging, is a type of noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of the body. Unlike a CT scan, an MRI uses no radiation and is considered a safer alternative. The ...
  • Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision. Just as sonar and radar help the military detect planes and ships, ultrasound helps do...
  • An abdominal film, also known as an abdominal X-ray, helps doctors assess potential problems in your abdomen-particularly in your spleen, stomach, and intestines. Your doctor may perform this procedure to help detect a particular condition such as...
  • A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to see details of your organs and tissues without having to make any incisions. Accordin...
  • A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to check for disease in the body. The scan uses radioactive tracers in a special dye. These tracers are injected into an arm vein and absorbed by organs and tissues. ...
  • 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, heart, ...
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