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Diagnostic testing based on your treatment, for example, echocardiogram, bone density test, or hearing tests, may be performed at the time of your clinic visit. These tests allow us to help you monitor your health. We will discuss these tests prior to your clinic visit, try to schedule them to be on the same day as your visit, and will review the results with you as soon as they are available. You will also receive a summary of these results for your records. 

Here are some of our survivors at their routine test appointments.

audiogram Jamie getting an audiogram. An audiogram or audiometry exam tests a person's abililty to hear sounds. Sounds vary based on their loudness (intensity) and the speed of sound wave vibrations (tone).
chest xray Justin has a chest x-ray, which is an x-ray of the chest, lungs, heart, large arteries, ribs, and diaphragm. Two views are usually taken: one in which the x-rays pass through the chest from the back and one in which the x-rays pass through the chest from one side to the other.
Pulmonary function testing McKayla does pulmonary function testing, or PFTs, when she returns once a year. PFTs are a group of tests that measure how well the lungs take in and release air and how well they move gases such as oxygen from the atmosphere into the body's circulation.
EKG testing Justin getting an EKG, or electrocardiogram, which measures the heart's electrical activity.
Therapeutic Phlebotomy Edward getting therapeutic phlebotomy, which is the best method for removing excess iron from the body. A predetermined amount of blood is removed from the body every one to three weeks until the body's iron level is normal. This can take months or even years. After that, less frequent phlebotomy is needed to maintain normal iron levels.
 DEXA scan Justin getting a bone mineral density test, also known as a DEXA scan. A DEXA scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone.
 Echocardiogram McKayla getting an echocardiogram, which uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. The picture is much more detailed than a plain x-ray image and involves no radiation exposure.
Last Update
July 9, 2012
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Last Update
July 9, 2012