Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: E

  • Ear Tube Insertion

    Eardrums are thin pieces of tissue deep in your child's ears. The space behind the eardrum is called the middle ear. It is connected to the back of the nose by a tube. This tube is called the eustachian tube. It allows air to fill this space and fluid to drain from the middle ear.

  • EBV Antibody

    This test checks for antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus. It often doesn't have any symptoms, but in teens and young adults, it can be mononucleosis.

  • Echocardiogram

    An echocardiogram is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to assess the heart's function and structures.

  • Elbow Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

    Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to stabilize and heal a broken bone. You might need this procedure to treat your broken elbow.

  • Electrical Cardioversion

    Cardioversion is a procedure used to return an abnormal heartbeat to a normal rhythm. This procedure is used when the heart is beating very fast or irregular. This is called an arrhythmia. Arrhythmias can cause problems such as fainting, stroke, heart attack and even sudden cardiac death. With electrical cardioversion, a low-energy shock is sent to the heart to reset a normal rhythm. It is different from chemical cardioversion, in which medications are used to try to restore a normal rhythm.

  • Electrocardiogram

    An electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the simplest and fastest tests used to evaluate the heart. Electrodes (small, plastic patches that stick to the skin) are placed at certain locations on the chest, arms, and legs. When the electrodes are connected to an ECG machine by lead wires, the electrical activity of the heart is measured, interpreted, and printed out.

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

    An EEG is a procedure that detects abnormalities in your brain waves, or in the electrical activity of your brain.

  • Electrolytes

    This test measures the main electrolytes in your body: sodium, chloride, potassium, and carbon dioxide.

  • Electromyography

    Electromyography measures your muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of your muscle. The test is used to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities.

  • Electronystagmography (ENG)

    Electronystagmography (ENG) is a test used to evaluate vertigo and certain other hearing and vision disorders. Vertigo is a false sense of spinning or motion that can cause dizziness.

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