Interventional examinations are minimally-invasive procedures using medical imaging guidance.
Pain-management injections are radiology-guided therapeutic procedures, commonly under CT or Ultrasound, that can help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of your body. They're commonly injected into areas such as your spine, ankle, elbow, hip, knee, shoulder, or wrist. The injections usually contain a corticosteroid medication and a local anesthetic. Pain-management injections are used to provide relief for a variety of conditions, including back pain, bursitis, gout, arthritis, and tendinitis.
Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) is a simple procedure that involves passing a thin needle through the skin to sample fluid or tissue from a cyst or solid mass. The sample of cellular material taken during an FNA is then sent to a pathology laboratory for analysis. Fine needle aspiration biopsies are often performed when a suspicious lump is found, for example a breast lump or enlarged lymph node, or if an abnormality is detected on an imaging test such as x-ray, ultrasound or mammography. Fine needle aspiration is a relatively non-invasive, less painful and quicker method when compared to other methods of tissue sampling such as surgical biopsy. A cyst aspiration can also be achieved with a FNA, where the fluid is drained from a cyst with no need for analysis.
A is a procedure where a needle is passed through the skin to take a sample of tissue from a mass or lump. The tissue is then examined under a microscope for any abnormalities. Core biopsies may be performed when a suspicious lump is found, for example a breast lump or enlarged lymph node, or if an abnormality is detected on an imaging test such as x-ray, ultrasound or mammography. Core biopsy is a slightly more invasive procedure than fine needle aspiration biopsy as it involves a local anaesthetic. However, it is quicker and less invasive than a surgical biopsy. In some cases, the result of a core biopsy will prevent the need for surgery to take place.
Myocardial perfusion imaging uses a radioactive tracer to assess myocardial blood flow.
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD) is an examination used to detect osteoporosis and osteopenia.
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