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Empyema tests
Empyema

Tests could include:

  • A chest X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart, and lungs.
    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 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
  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An electrocardiogram is a painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Your doctor may order this test if they think you have a heart problem.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A gastric emptying scan, also known as a gastric emptying study or test, is an exam that uses nuclear medicine to determine how fast food leaves the stomach.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made public in 1896 with an image of the hand of anatomist Albert von K├Âliker. In the hu...
    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 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...
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  • 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
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