Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: R

  • Radical Prostatectomy

    Radical prostatectomy is surgery to remove the prostate gland. During the procedure, the seminal vesicles, nearby tissues, and often some pelvic lymph nodes are also removed.

  • Radionuclide Angiogram, Resting and Exercise

    A resting and exercise radionuclide angiogram (RNA) is a type of nuclear medicine procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance, called a tracer, is used to help show the tissue under study. In this case, the heart's chambers in motion are studied. This test can tell the doctor how well the heart pumps with each heartbeat and how much blood is pumped with each heartbeat (called the ejection fraction) both during exercise and at rest.

  • Rapid Detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus

    This test looks at cells taken from fluid in your nose or throat to see if you have respiratory syncytial virus, which attacks the upper respiratory tract.

  • Rapid Influenza Antigen (Nasal or Throat Swab)

    This test is quickly checks for signs of the influenza virus in a sample of secretions from your nose or throat.

  • Rapid Plasma Reagin

    This test looks for signs of syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause serious health problems if not treated.

  • Red Blood Cell Antibody

    This test looks for antibodies to red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood. These antibodies can cause problems during blood transfusions or, if you're pregnant, with your unborn baby.

  • Red Blood Cell Count

    A red blood cell (RBC) count is a blood test that measures the number of red blood cells, or erythrocytes, in your bloodstream.

  • Renal Angiogram

    A renal angiogram is an imaging test to look at the blood vessels in your kidneys. Your doctor can use it to look at the ballooning of a blood vessel (aneurysm), narrowing of a blood vessel (stenosis), or blockages in a blood vessel. He or she can also see how well blood is flowing to your kidneys.

  • Renal Venogram

    A renal venogram is an imaging test to look at the veins in and around your kidneys. Your doctor may also use the test to find out what is causing your high blood pressure (hypertension).

  • Repair of an Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

    An bulging, weakened portion of the aorta is at risk for rupture and life-threatening bleeding. Surgery to repair it involves replacing the weak portion with an artificial graft.

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