Med-Terms Invasive Tests

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  1. Thoracentesis
    Insertion of a needle into the chest to remove fluid from the space surrounding the lungs
  2. Pulmonary Function Test
    Measurement of the air taken into and exhaled from the lungs by means of a spirometer
  3. Percussion
    Technique of striking a part of the body with short sharp taps of the fingers to listen to the sounds obtained
  4. Pelvic Exam
    Physician examines the female sex organs

    aka Internal Exam
  5. Palpatation
    Examination by touch

    Feeling the underlying tissues through the skin
  6. Otoscopy
    Use of an otoscope inserted into the ear to check for obstructions
  7. Fluorescein Angiography
    Contrast substance used

    Movement of blood in the back of the eye is observed
  8. Opthelmoscopy
    Use of an opthalmoscope to look directly into the eye
  9. Lapraroscopy
    Examination of the abdominal cavity through an endoscope inserted into the abdmomen

    Can be used to remove some organs (gallbladder, appendix, ovary, etc)
  10. Holter Monitoring
    Electrocardiographic recording of the heart activity over an extended period of time

    Device is worn daily while normal activities are performed
  11. Gastroscopy
    Visual examination go the stomach through an endoscope inserted through the esophagus
  12. Endoscopy
    Inspection of an organ of body cavity through a thin tupe like instrument inserted into the organ or cavity
  13. EEG
    Connection of electrodes to the scalp to record electricity coming from within the brain
  14. ECG/EKG
    Connection of electrodes to the body to record the electrical impulses of the heart

  15. Cystoscopy
    Visual examination of the urinary bladder through a thin tube inserted into the urethra and passed into the bladder
  16. Colonoscopy
    Visual examination of the colon using a flexible tube inserted through the rectum and beyond
  17. Bronchoscopy
    Visual examination of the bronchial passages through a flexible tube inserted into the airway
  18. Bone Marrow Biopsy
    Removal of a small amount of bone - usually from the hip bone (illiac crest) is used

    Also called a Bone Marrow Aspiration
  19. Needle Biopsy
    Tissue is pierced with a hollow needle and fluid and/or cells are removed for examination
  20. Incisional Biopsy
    Only a small amount of tissue is removed for examination
  21. Excisional Biopsy
    Entire tissue to be examined is removed
  22. Biopsy
    Removal of a piece of tissue from the body for subsequent examination under a mircroscope
  23. Auscultation
    Process of listening for sounds produced within the body
  24. Aspiration
    Withdraw of fluid by suction through a needle or tube
  25. Amniocentesis
    Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the amnionic sac
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Med-Terms Invasive Tests
Tests that involve surgical/invasive or physical procedures
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