Pericarditis tests
Pericarditis

Tests could include:

  • 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
  • An echocardiogram test uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. Your doctor uses this test to monitor how your heart is functioning.
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  • 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
  • A heart CT scan is used to view your heart and blood vessels. It can diagnose birth defects, buildup of plaque that may be blocking arteries, and tumors.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the inside of your body. A chest MRI creates images of your chest.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (or MRI) is a type of noninvasive imaging test that uses magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the inside of the body. Unlike a CT scan, an MRI uses no radiation and is considered a safer alternative, especially ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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...
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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...
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  • 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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  • Cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to evaluate heart function and diagnose heart conditions. Learn about the procedure and its uses.
    Source:HLCMS
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