A computed tomography, or CT, scan of the chest is a noninvasive test that uses ionizing radiation to create slices, which are images of the internal chest structure, notes the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. U... More »

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A CT scan of the chest is performed to rule out or confirm a suspected diagnosis of the lungs. CT scans can provide detailed images of many different types of tissue including lung tissue, according to NHS choices. More »

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A CT scan of the abdomen is useful in detecting conditions such as appendicitis and diverticulitis, while a scan of the urinary tract helps check for issues like kidney stones and blockages, explains WebMD. A scan of the... More »

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A computed tomography, or CT, scan of the chest can help doctors to investigate abnormalities found on an X-ray, reports the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It often helps to identify and evaluate tumors and d... More »

A coronary calcium test is a non-invasive scan that looks for buildup of calcium on the walls of the coronary arteries, says the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The test is done to determine whether a person is... More »

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A carotid ultrasound test is a diagnostic test that determines whether plaque is present in the carotid arteries, which are arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain, neck, scalp and face, according to the Nati... More »

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Blood test results can take up to a few weeks to receive, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Patients should follow up with their doctor to discuss test results. More »