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Doctors order biopsies to examine tissue or cells when they're concerned about a problem such as an infection, inflammation, or cancer.
Blood Test: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
An erythrocyte sedimentation rate test (ESR) detects inflammation that may be caused by infection and some autoimmune diseases.
Blood Test: Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT)
A partial thromboplastin time (PTT) test is used to evaluate blood's ability to clot. It may be done as part of an evaluation for a bleeding disorder or to monitor the effects of blood-thinning medicine.
CT (CAT) Scan: Chest
A chest CT scan uses a special X-ray machine to take pictures of a patient's lungs, heart, blood vessels, airway passages, ribs, and lymph nodes.
CT (CAT) Scan: Neck
A neck CT scan uses a special X-ray machine to make images of the soft tissues and organs of the neck, including the muscles, throat, tonsils, adenoids, airways, thyroid, and other glands.
CT (CAT) Scans
A CT scan, also called a CAT scan, is a type of imaging test. It uses computers and a rotating X-ray machine to take cross-sectional pictures of the body.
Getting an Ultrasound
An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create live images from the inside the body. Here's what to know if your child is getting this test.