Appendicitis tests

  • 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 ...
  • A white blood cell (WBC) count measures the number of white blood cells in your blood. A WBC differential determines the percentage of each type of white blood cell present in your blood. A differential can also detect immature white blood cells o...
  • 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...
  • While bowel sounds are most often a normal occurrence, frequent, unusually loud sounds or the lack of abdominal sounds may indicate an underlying condition within the digestive system.
  • A complete blood count, or CBC, is an easy and very common test that screens for certain disorders that can affect your health. A CBC measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infe...
  • An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
  • A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...
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