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Pericarditis tests
Pericarditis

Tests could include:

  • An echocardiogram test uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. It's used to monitor your heart function. Learn more about what to expect.
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  • 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, and heart.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A heart MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) uses magnets and radio waves to create an image of your heart and nearby blood vessels, without a surgical incision.
    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 (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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Your doctor may order an ultrasound if you're experiencing pain, swelling, or other symptoms that require an internal view of your organs. Learn more.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The sedimentation rate test measures inflammation in the body. It is also called the sed rate or erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test.
    Source:HLCMS
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