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Common Screening and Diagnostic Tests


Description

This tool provides information to women about common screening and diagnostic tests.

This tool provides a simple description of 26 screening and diagnostic tests including:

  • Angiogram
  • Barium enema
  • Biopsy
  • Blood test
  • Bone mineral density test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Clinical breast exam
  • Chest x-ray
  • Colonoscopy
  • Computed tomographic (CT or CAT) scan
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Exercise stress test
  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Laparoscopy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Mammogram
  • Medical history
  • Pap test
  • Pelvic exam
  • Physical exam
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Spirometry
  • Ultrasound
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/screening-diagnostic-tests.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

National Women's Health Information Center

Funding Sources

National Women's Health Information Center; Office on Women's Health


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 01/2005
  • Original Summary: 05/2006
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Last updated: March 07, 2012.