Job Physical Test

What Is a Pre-Employment Physical? A pre-employment physical is part of the onboarding process for most companies. It involves the potential employee getting a medical exam to ensure that he or she is physically and mentally fit for the job. Usually, companies follow the guidelines provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the…

General Physical Exam

What is a physical examination? A physical examination is a routine test your primary care provider (PCP) performs to check your overall health. A PCP may be a doctor, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant. The exam is also known as a wellness check. You don’t have to be sick to request an exam.…

Electrocardiogram

What is an electrocardiogram test? An electrocardiogram (ECG) test is a simple, painless procedure that measures electrical signals in your heart. Each time your heart beats, an electrical signal travels through the heart. An ECG can show if your heart is beating at a normal rate and strength. It also helps show the size and…

Echocardiogram (Echo)

What is an echocardiogram? An echocardiogram (echo) is a test that uses high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make pictures of your heart. The test is also called echocardiography or diagnostic cardiac ultrasound. Quick facts An echo uses sound waves to create pictures of your heart’s chambers, valves, walls and the blood vessels (aorta, arteries,…

Carotid Doppler

What is Carotid Ultrasound Imaging? Carotid ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of the carotid arteries in the neck which carry blood from the heart to the brain. A Doppler ultrasound study – a technique that evaluates blood flow through a blood vessel – is usually part of this exam. It’s most frequently used…

Blood Test

Introduction Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to: assess your general state of health check if you have an infection see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are working screen…

Annual Physical Examination

What is a physical examination? A physical examination is a routine test your primary care provider (PCP) performs to check your overall health. A PCP may be a doctor, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant. The exam is also known as a wellness check. You don’t have to be sick to request an exam.…

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

Anatomy of the autonomic nervous system The autonomic nervous system regulates certain body processes, such as blood pressure and the rate of breathing. This system works automatically (autonomously), without a person’s conscious effort. Disorders of the autonomic nervous system can affect any body part or process. Autonomic disorders may be reversible or progressive. The autonomic…

Arterial Doppler

What is a Leg Segmental Arterial Doppler Ultrasound Exam? A leg arterial exam is a test that looks at the blood circulation in the arteries of your arms or legs to see if there is any blockage. Peripheral Circulation The function of blood circulation is transportation – bringing food and oxygen to the body’s cells…

ABI | PVR

What is a pulse volume recording (PVR) study? A PVR study is a noninvasive vascular test in which blood pressure cuffs and a hand-held ultrasound device (called a Doppler or transducer) are used to obtain information about arterial blood flow in the arms and legs. Noninvasive means the procedure does not require the use of…