c13 - History & Physical Examination Must gather...

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Must gather information first, can be routine- s/s Direct visualization Enhanced visualization (scope) Indirect visualization Palpation external or internal (pelvic exam or digital rectal exam) Auscultation (stethoscope) Can also include imaging or laboratory test Diagnostic imaging. X-ray: view internal structures for diagnostic purposes can be difficult to obtain lateral in OR o Mammography: locate tumors of breast o Needle aspiration biopsy: fine long needle to biopsy after localized on x-ray o Myelography: evaluate spine, outline bone tissue (metallic implants or allergy to contrast media) o MRI: spinal cord, nerve roots, brain, herniated disks (taken from any direction no rad) o Fluoroscopy: x-ray in real time o Angiography (pvd) Seldinger technique o Cholangiography (common bile duct exploration, calculi, obstructions o Retrograde urography o o
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