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Colonoscopy Animation

Colonoscopy is one of the screening procedures used in the early detection of colorectal cancer when it is most treatable. Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the entire large intestine. Watch and learn more about what to expect when having this procedure.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Animation

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged and may cause problems associated with urination or pain. Take the worry out of these prostate symptoms. Learn about BPH, which can mimic symptoms of cancer.

Prostate Biopsy Animation

Facing a prostate biopsy? A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which samples of prostate tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present. Become familiar with the basics of this procedure.

Breast Biopsy Animation

A breast biopsy will help you learn if you have cause for concern about a mass seen on mammography or if you have abnormal breast tissue. During this procedure, samples of breast tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery. Then the cells are examined to see if they are normal cells or cancer cells. This animation will guide you through the procedure.

Lumpectomy Animation

You or someone you know may be facing a lumpectomy to remove a breast tumor. A lumpectomy is a type of breast-conserving surgery in which a cancerous lump and portions of the surrounding breast tissue are removed, leaving the breast intact.

Clinical Wizards

Breast Cancer Risk Factors Clinical Wizard

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. Experts don’t know the exact causes of breast cancer, but research has shown that certain factors increase a woman's chances of getting this disease. Although some women are at higher risk, the fact is, all women are at risk for breast cancer. Learn more by participating in our Breast Cancer Risk Factors Multimedia Interactive Program.

Podcasts

Barium Swallow Podcast

Detailed information on barium swallow, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.

Barium Enema Podcast

Detailed information on barium enema, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

Upper Gastrointestinal Series Podcast

Detailed information on upper gastrointestinal series, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Podcast

Detailed information on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the biliary system.

Liver Biopsy Podcast

Detailed information on liver biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the liver.

Laparoscopy Podcast

Laparoscopy can help detect and treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, or an ectopic pregnancy.

Colonoscopy Podcast

Detailed information on colonoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and illustrations of colonoscopy and biopsy through colonoscopy.

Sigmoidoscopy Podcast

Detailed information on sigmoidoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.

Abdominal Ultrasound Podcast

Detailed information on abdominal ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

Chest X-ray Podcast

A chest X-ray is used to examine the chest and the organs and structures located in the chest. Chest x-rays may be used to assess the lungs and the heart.

Bronchoscopy Podcast

Detailed information on bronchoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

Lung Biopsy Podcast

Detailed information on lung biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

Pleural Biopsy Podcast

Detailed information on pleural biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract.

Mediastinoscopy Podcast

Detailed information on mediastinoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of the mediastinoscopy procedure.

Pulmonary Function Tests Podcast

These tests assess lung volumes, capacities, rates of flow, and gas exchange. Different procedures measure lung function in different ways.

Thoracentesis Podcast

Detailed information on thoracentesis, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the lungs and respiratory tract, and an illustration of a thoracentesis procedure.

Lobectomy Podcast

A lobectomy is a surgical procedure that removes one of the lobes of the lungs.

Bone Biopsy Podcast

A bone biopsy is a procedure in which bone samples are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

Bone Marrow Biopsy Podcast

A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues Podcast

In orthopedics, an MRI may be used to examine bones, joints, and soft tissues such as cartilage, muscles, and tendons for injuries or the presence of structural abnormalities or certain other conditions, such as tumors, inflammatory disease, or muscle fatigue. MRI may be used to assess the results of corrective procedures.

X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back Podcast

An X-ray of the spine, neck, or back can help diagnose a range of problems, from back or neck pain to abnormalities in the alignment of the spine, such as kyphosis or scoliosis.

Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Spine Podcast

In computed tomography, the X-ray beam moves in a circle around the body. This allows many different views of the spine. The X-ray information is sent to a computer that interprets the data and displays it in a two-dimensional form on a monitor.

Electroencephalogram (EEG) Podcast

An electroencephalogram detects abnormalities in the brain waves or electrical activity of the brain. During the procedure, electrodes pasted on the scalp detect tiny electrical charges that result from the activity of the brain cells.

Gamma Knife Podcast

Gamma Knife radiosurgery doesn’t involve actual surgery, nor is the Gamma Knife an actual knife. This procedure uses beams of highly focused gamma rays to treat small- to medium-sized lesions, usually in the brain.

Lumbar Puncture (LP) Podcast

A lumbar puncture is also known as a spinal tap. The most common reason for a lumbar puncture is to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid to help diagnose various disorders, such as meningitis or encephalitis.

X-rays of the Skull Podcast

Your doctor may order an X-ray of the skull to diagnose a fracture of a skull bone, a pituitary tumor, or certain metabolic and endocrine disorders that cause bone defects of the skull.

Breast Biopsy Podcast

Detailed information on breast biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

Breast Ultrasound Podcast

Detailed information on breast ultrasonography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

Cervical Biopsy Podcast

Detailed information on cervical biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a cervical biopsy procedure.

Colposcopy Podcast

Detailed information on colposcopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a colposcopy procedure.

Dilation and Curettage (D and C) Podcast

A dilation and curettage is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated so that the cervical canal and uterine lining can be scraped with a curette to remove abnormal tissues.

Endometrial Biopsy Podcast

An endometrial biopsy is used to obtain a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus. The tissue is examined under a microscope to identify the presence of abnormal cells.

Hysterectomy Podcast

Detailed information on hysterectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs.

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) Podcast

Detailed information on loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a LEEP procedure .

Breast-Conserving Surgery Podcast

Breast-conserving surgery is also called a lumpectomy. It may be used as part of a treatment plan for breast cancer. During the surgery, the cancerous lump and a portion of breast tissue is removed, but the breast itself remains intact..

Mammogram Podcast

Detailed information on mammogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

Mastectomy Podcast

Detailed information on mastectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, anatomical illustrations of the female breast, and illustrations of mastectomy procedures.

Pap Test Podcast

Detailed information on PAP test, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

Pelvic Ultrasound Podcast

A pelvic ultrasound allows a doctor to quickly see the female pelvic organs and structures, including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.

Cystoscopy Podcast

Detailed information on cystoscopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.

Kidney Biopsy Podcast

Detailed information on kidney biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney.

Kidney Ultrasound Podcast

Detailed information on kidney ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder X-ray Podcast

Detailed information on kidney, ureter, and bladder x-ray, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.

Prostate Biopsy Podcast

A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which prostate gland tissue samples are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.

Prostate/Rectal Sonogram Podcast

This procedure, which uses ultrasound technology, can assess the size, shape, and location of the prostate gland and also assess the rectum.

Retrograde Pyelogram Podcast

Detailed information on retrograde pyelogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the urinary tract.

Breast Scan Podcast

Detailed information on breast scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and anatomical illustrations of the female breast

Liver Scan Podcast

Detailed information on liver scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the liver.

Videos

Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure in which the uterus and possibly the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed. Fibroids in the uterus are a common reason for a hysterectomy. In this video, you'll find out other medical conditions that may require a hysterectomy and what to expect if you need this procedure.

Smoking Cessation, Stages of Change

Cigarette smoking is the single leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. But because of the physical and psychological addiction to nicotine, smokers find it quite difficult to quit. This video offers important reasons to stop smoking and a framework of change to help you achieve your goal.

Obesity

People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle changes are commonly recommended.
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