Venous Doppler

What is a Venous Doppler Ultrasound Exam? A venous Doppler ultrasound is a diagnostic test used to check the circulation in the large veins in the legs (or sometimes the arms). This exam shows any blockage in the veins by a blood clot or “thrombus” formation. Normal Circulation The veins return blood to the heart.…

Vaccination- Influenza Vaccination

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens…

Tuberculosis Screening

Overview Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly contagious disease. It’s caused by an infection of bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Exposure to Mtb can result in either active TB disease or latent TB infection. Latent TB means you’re infected but have no signs or symptoms. Latent TB can also eventually become active TB disease. Active TB…

Transcranial Doppler

What is Transcranial Doppler? Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is a non-invasive ultrasound method used to examine the blood circulation within the brain. This is similair to the well-known carotid ultrasound study that is used to exam the arteries in the neck. A transcranial Doppler study (TCD) is a safe, painless test that evaluates the blood flow…

Sudomotor

What is Sudomotor Sudomotor testing has been created to enable a precise evaluation of sweat gland function, as it relates to the electrochemical reaction between electrodes and chloride, through stimulated sweat glands. This simple method provides information and evidence of a sweat dysfunction that might otherwise not be detectable in physiological conditions. Disorders associated with…

Stress Echo Test

What is stress echocardiography? A stress echocardiography, also called an echocardiography stress test or stress echo, is a procedure that determines how well your heart and blood vessels are working. During a stress echocardiography, you’ll exercise on a treadmill or stationary bike while your doctor monitors your blood pressure and heart rhythm. When your heart…

Pulmonary Physical Test

What are pulmonary function tests (PFTs)? Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you’re able to breathe and how effective your lungs are able to bring oxygen to the rest of your body. Your doctor may order these tests: if you’re having…

Prostate Sonogram

What is a prostate ultrasound? A prostate ultrasound, sometimes called prostate sonography, is a test that produces black-and-white images of your prostate by bouncing sound waves off your body’s tissues. This test is used to examine your prostate for the presence of any abnormalities, cancer, or other prostate-related conditions. This test is safe and can…

Preventive Care

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…

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…