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Appendix II: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
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Radiology, Ultrasound, and Imaging Procedures
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  1. Angiography
    X-ray recording of blood vessels after a contrast is injected.
  2. Arteriography
    Process of recording (x-ray) of arteries after injecting contrast material.
  3. Barium tests
    X-ray examinations using a liquid barium mixture to locate disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Barium enema, Upper GI series (barium swallow)
  4. Cardiac catheterization
    Procedure in which a catheter is passed via vein or artery into the chambers of the heart to measure the blood flow out of the heart and the pressures and oxygen content in the heart chambers. Contrast material is also introduced into heart chambers, and x-ray pictures are taken to show heart structure.
  5. Cholangiography
    X-ray recording of bile ducts. Contrast material given by intravenous injection and collects in the gallbladder and bile ducts.
  6. Echocardiography
    Imaging of the heart by introducing high-frequency sound waves through the chest into the heart.
  7. Esophagography
    Visual examination of the esophagus.
  8. Mammography
    Process of making an x-ray recording of the breast.
  9. Tomography
    Series of x-ray images that show an organ in depth by producing images of single tissue planes.
  10. Ultrasonography
    Recording of internal body structures with sound waves.
  11. Urography
    X-ray recording of the kidney and urinary tract.

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