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Blood Test
Your doctor might order a blood test to find out if you are sick, if your body is responding to an allergy, or if you are at risk for certain health conditions.
Barium Enema
A barium enema is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the colon and rectum by creating greater areas of contrast in x-ray film.
Barium Swallow
During this procedure, a mixture of barium and water is swallowed just before an x-ray. The barium is used to highlight damage or abnormalities in the upper gastrointestinal tract, including the pharnyx, esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
BPD/DS Weight-Loss Surgery
BPD/DS is a complex weight-loss surgery that may be recommended for people who are extremely obese and have failed to lose weight through other treatments.
Bone Biopsy
A bone biopsy is a procedure in which bone samples are removed to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.
Bone Densitometry
Bone densitometry is used primarily to diagnose osteoporosis and to determine fracture risk.
Bone Marrow Biopsy
A bone marrow biopsy involves removing tissue from the red bone marrow to be sent to the lab for microscopic examination.
Bone Scan
A bone scan is used to examine the various bones of the skeleton to identify areas of physical and chemical changes in bone.
Bunion Surgery
The goal of surgery is to relieve pain and correct as much deformity as possible. The surgery is not cosmetic and is not meant to improve the appearance of the foot.
Bone Densitometry
Bone densitometry is used primarily to diagnose osteoporosis and to determine fracture risk.
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