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24-hour pH study: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having a 24-hour pH study of the esophagus at University of Washington Medical Center. It gives instructions to follow before the study.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 1/2016
24-hour urine collection: For osteoporosis and bone diseases  
Abstract: This handout explains 24-hour urine collection, which tests for urine calcium as part of diagnosing osteoporosis or other bone diseases. Included are step-by-step directions for collecting the urine, as well as other instructions to follow.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 1/2008
24-hour urine collection  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients to use in collecting urine over a 24-hour period at home. It lists tips for careful collections, equipment needed, how to do the collection, how to finish, and where to return the collection jug. It also provides phone numbers to call with questions.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 8/2014
3-hour glucose tolerance test  
Abstract: This handout describes the 3-hour glucose tolerance test, which is a follow-up test that is done after an abnormal glucola screening test for diabetes.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 2/2012
About rapid HIV antibody testing: Helping you understand the test  
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare for and what to expect from rapid HIV antibody testing. Included ar risks, benefits, and alternatives to the testing. This material is a supplement to the discussions between patient and doctor.
Author: Labor and Delivery/6E/6S
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 11/2008
About your appointment: Semen and urine collection  
Abstract: This handout explains how semen and urine are collected for testing. This test will show if sperm is being ejaculated into the bladder instead of the urethra. Included are instructions for the day of collection, and what to expect during and after the collection is completed.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2013
About your hysterosalpingogram: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout for women who are having a hysteroslpingogram exam at University Reproductive Care explains how to prepare for the exam and what to expect.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 2/2016
About your procedure: Urethral cystoscopy  
Abstract: This handout for men explains what to expect and how to prepare for a urethral cystoscopy at the Men's Health Center at University of Washington Medical Center. This procedure is done to diagnose problems in the bladder and urethra.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 8/2013
Acromegaly: Symptoms and treatments  
Abstract: This handout explains a health condition called acromegaly that occurs when the pituitary gland makes too much growth hormone. It describes tests that are used to diagnose the condition and gives basic instructions on how to prepare if your doctor advises surgery.
Author: Neurosurgery Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 7/2017
Advanced aneuploidy screening with cell-free DNA: A guide to prenatal testing   Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives information to help expectant parents decide if they want to have an advanced aneuploidy screening test. This test tells if the fetus has extra copies or missing copies of certain chromosomes, which can cause Down syndrome, Edward syndrome, Patau syndrom, or Turner syndrome. This handout explains the test and its limitations, and defines some medical terms.
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 9/2012
After you swallow the SmartPill  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when taking a SmartPill test. It includes how to use the data recorder, what to record, and when to return for a follow-up visit.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
After your angiogram: Important self-care instructions  
Abstract: This handout gives important self-care instructions to follow after your angiogram, including safety precautions and wound care.
Author: Harborview Medical Center
Publisher/Date: Harborview Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 4/2012
After your bone biopsy: Precautions and self-care  
Abstract: This handout gives important instructions to follow after having a bone biopsy.
Author: Center for Pain Relief
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2012
After your cardiac electrophysiology study: Self-care after your study  
Abstract: This handout gives self-care instructions for patients to follow after having an electrophysiology study. Sections include "If You Had Sedation," "Pain Medicine," "Site Care," and "When to Call."
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 1/2016
After your diagnostic nerve block: Follow-up care  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after a diagnostic nerve block, a test to find out if a certain nerve is the cause of a patient's pain. Includes instructions for medicines, site care, activities, filling out a pain diary, and when to call the Center for Pain Relief.
Author: Center for Pain Relief
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2009
After your endoscopy  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after an endoscopy. It includes check boxes for the clinician to indicate test results.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
After your ERG  
Abstract: This larger-print brochure reviews eye care and symptoms to watch for after having an ERG (electroretinogram) test. Included is advice to call the doctor if symptoms of a corneal abrasion are present.
Author: EEG/Evoked Potential Lab
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 11/2009
After your hysteroscopy: What you should know  
Abstract: This handout gives self-care instructions after having a hysteroscopy, and explains what symptoms require a call to the doctor or nurse.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
After your prostate ultrasound and biopsy: Self-care instructions  
Abstract: This handout gives self-care instructions to follow after prostate biopsy to avoid having problems. It includes expected symptoms, and tells what symptoms require a call to the clinic.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 6/2014
After your skin biopsy: Self-care after your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how to care for the incision after a skin biopsy. It also includes what symptoms require a call to the doctor or clinic.
Author: Dermatology Center/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 11/2010
Amniocentesis  
Abstract: This handout describes the amniocentesis test including how it is done, what happens during the test, how to prepare, what happens after the test, and timing for receiving results.
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 2/2009
Anesthesia for your radiology exam or procedure: What to expect and how to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains general anesthesia, a medicine given for some radiology procedures and exams that might be uncomfortable or cause stress. It explains what to expect, how to prepare, and what to do after having general anesthesia.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 9/2014
Carotid angiogram: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a carotid angiogram, a test that studies the inside of the carotid arteries. Included are how the exam works, how it is performed, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 5/2017
Angiography: How to prepare and what to expect after your test  
Abstract: This handout is for patients who are scheduled for an angiography, with instructions on how to prepare for the test, and specific instructions for patients who have diabetes. It includes directions to find the 4-South unit at UWMC, instructions on what to do when arriving at the hospital, guidelines for activities after the test, and a list of symptoms that require a call to the doctor.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 3/2010
Percutaneous dialysis fistula or graft treatment: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains treatment of dialysis grafts and fistulas and what to expect when they are being worked on. It includes how the procedures work, how they are done, how to prepare, and what to expect afterwards.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2017
Autonomic testing: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains what autonomic testing is. It includes instructions on how to prepare for the test, how the test works, and how to get your results.
Author: EEG/Evoked Potential Lab
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 2/2016
Before your coronary diagnostic or interventional procedure: Preparing your groin area  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare the groin area for patients who are scheduled for a procedure in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 12/2014
Bone densitometry: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This hand explains bone densitometry (also called a DEXA scab), an exam to assess bone health and fracture risk. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Bone scan: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains a bone scan, a diagnostic nuclear medicine procedure used to assess abnormalities of the bones and joints. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how it works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 11/2016
Bone X-rays  
Abstract: This handout explains bone X-rays, which are done to assess bone injuries. How the exam works, how it is performed, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results are discussed.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 5/2009
Bowel prep for colonoscopy: For people who have diabetes  
Abstract: This handout gives dietary guidelines for people who have diabetes who are preparing for a colonoscopy. Sample menus and food selection guidelines are included.
Author: Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 7/2017
Brain DaTscan: About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains a DaTscan: how it works, how to prepare, how the scan is done, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 11/2016
Brain perfusion scan: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains a brain perfusion scan, used to detect altered blood flow of the brain. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how the scan works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington, 2005
Revised Date: 12/2016
BAEPs: brainstem auditory evoked potentials  
Abstract: This handout explains the brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) test, which measures how well sound travels from the ear to the brain and how the brain, especially the brainstem, responds to sound.
Author: Neurodiagnostics
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 3/2016
Bronchoscopy: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a bronchoscopy at Pulmonary Diagnostics at University of Washington Medical Center. Included are directions for fasting before the procedure, when to arrive, what to wear, and the need for someone who can drive the patient home after the procedure.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 11/2007
Bronchoscopy: After your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes care guidelines to follow after a bronchoscopy, possible side effects, when to call the doctor, and when results will be ready.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 7/2012
Capsule endoscopy: After you swallow the capsule  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after swallowing the capsule as part of the capsule endoscopy test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2012
Capsule endoscopy: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow before a capsule endoscopy test. Included is what to expect during the test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2012
Cardiac biopsy: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout for heart transplant recipients explains how to prepare and what to expect from a cardiac biopsy at University of Washington Medical Center. A cardiac biopsy is a test to diagnose rejection of a transplanted heart.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 4/2013
Cardiac catheterization lab procedures  
Abstract: This handout explains the cardiac catheterization procedure and interventions that may be done as a result, such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), stents, directional coronary atherectomy, and percutanious trasluminal rotational atherectomy (PTRA).
Author: Cardiology/5NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 10/2013
Cardiac nuclear medicine exam: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout describes cardiac nuclear medicine exam, which is done to study the structure and function of the heart. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how it works, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Cardio-pulmonary exercise test: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes a cardio-pulmonary test and explains how to prepare for it. This test is done to assess how well your heart and lungs work when you exercise.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 11/2016
Cerebral angiogram: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains a cerebral angiogram, a procedure that provides a detailed view of the blood vessels in the brain. It includes how to prepare and what to expect when having the procedure at the Neurosurgery department at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Author: Harborview Medical Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 9/2016
Chest X-rays  
Abstract: This handout explains the chest X-ray exam, which is done to assess the lungs, heart, and chest wall. It includes how the exam works, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 5/2009
Cholesterol: general information about cholesterol test results and tips on diet and exercise  
Abstract: Explains what cholesterol is and discusses its role in heart disease and stroke. Describes how to reduce body cholesterol with exercise, diet and taking prescribed medication. Provides charts to help interpret low-density lipids (LDL), high-density lipids (HDL), and total cholesterol levels.
Author: General Internal Medicine Center (GIMC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 8/2004
Chorionic villus sampling  
Abstract: This handout describes chorionic villus sampling (CVS). It explains how CVS is done, what happens during the test, how to prepare, and when test results will be received.
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 2/2009
Colonoscopy preparation: Miralax  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for preparing for a colonoscopy using Miralax.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2008
Colonoscopy preparation: Visicol tablets  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for preparing for a colonoscopy using Visicol tablets.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2008
Colonoscopy: Instructions for after your test  
Abstract: This flyer provides instructions to follow for after a colonoscopy.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 1/2008
Colonoscopy with MoviPrep: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions to follow before a colonoscopy when using MoviPrep solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 4/2016
Colonoscopy: How to prepare with Osmo Prep  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions to follow before a colonoscopy when using Osmo Prep solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2016
Colonoscopy: How to prepare the Suprep  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions to follow before a colonoscopy when using Suprep solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2016
Common tests during pregnancy  
Abstract: This handout lists tests that may be done during pregnancy. It explains the timing for each test, what is tested, and why it is done. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 4/2017
Contrast extravasation: Contrast outside the vein in the fatty tissue  
Abstract: Contrast extravasation can occur when a patient is given contrast (X-ray dye) for an MRI or CT scan. This handout explains what a contrast extravasation is and how it is treated.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 12/2015
Contrast injections for imaging studies  
Abstract: This handout explains a contrast injection, used during imaging tests such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imagins (MRI). It includes potential risks.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 12/2015
Creatinine clearance and protein test: 24-hour urine collection  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for and the steps to follow for a 24-hour urine collection done for a creatinine clearance and protein test.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 5/2006
CSF leak scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains a CSF leak scan, which is used to diagnose abnormalities involving the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) located within the central nervous system. It includes how to prepare for the scan, what to do on the day of the scan, how the scan is done, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Abdominal scan with intravenous pyelogram  
Abstract: This handout explains how an abdominal CT scan with intravenous pyelogram (IVP) works, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get your results.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 3/2017
Abdomen CT scan: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes an abdominal CT (computed tomography) scan. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, how it is done, what to expect during the scan, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT angiography: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains CT angiography, which is done to check blood flow all over the body. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Calcium-scoring CT scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains the calcium-scoring CT scan, which checks the calcium content of the major blood vessels of the heart. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 5/2015
Chest CT scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes the chest CT scan. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Coronary computed tomography angiogram (coronary CTA): How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes a coronary CTA, also called CT coronary angiography, that studies the inside of tiny heart vessels. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, how it is done, what is felt during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT-guided biopsy of organs and lymph nodes: About your procedure   Arabic
Abstract: This handout explains a CT-guided biopsy of the organs and lymph nodes, including how to prepare, what to expect during and after the procedure, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 5/2015
CT-guided lung biopsy: About your procedure   Arabic
Abstract: This handout explains a CT-guided biopsy of the lungs. It includes how to prepare, what to expect during and after the procedure, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 5/2015
CT head scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes CT head scans. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT: Lung cancer screening: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains how a computed tomography (CT) scan for lung cancer works. It includes how to prepare for the scan, what to expect, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 5/2017
Musculoskeletal (MSK) CT Scan: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout explains a musculoskeletal (MSK) CT scan. It includes what it is, how it works, how to prepare, how it is done, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 5/2015
CT neck scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains a CT scan of the neck, used to get detailed information about neck injuries, tumors, and other neck diseases. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, how it is done, what to expect during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT scan doses: Your risks of exposure to radiation  
Abstract: This handout explains the small risk from radiation during computed tomography (CT) scans at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 12/2015
Sinus-screening CT scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how a sinus-screening CT scan works. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how it is done, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT spine scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes a CT scan of the spine. It includes how the scan is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the scan results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Virtual colonoscopy: How to prepare for your scan  
Abstract: This handout explains a virtual colonoscopy, which is a CT scan of the colon that uses a special X-ray machine to take detailed pictures. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare, what to expect during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 7/2016
Cystic fibrosis related diabetes mellitus  
Abstract: This handout explains why people with cystic fibrosis should be screened for diabetes. It tells how to schedule an oral glucose tolerance test at UWMC at what happens during the test.
Author: Cystic Fibrosis Clinic/Med. Spec. Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 3/2011
Cystogram: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains the cystogram exam (also called the voiding cystourethrogram exam), used to check for problems of the bladder and lower urinary tract. How the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results are discussed.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2016
Cystoscopy  
Abstract: This handout describes why a cystoscopy may be done, how it is done, how to prepare for the test, the risk involved, and the follow-up care required. The test is done to look inside the bladder and urethra.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 8/1999
Defecography testing: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains a defecography test, which is an X-ray study of the bowels and how the rectum empties. It includes why this test is needed, how to prepare, what to expect, and the insurance code for the test.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 4/2014
Defecography: About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how a defecography exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect during the exam, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2013
Delayed reaction to IV contrast: Follow-up instructions   Japanese
Abstract: This handout provides instructions to follow if experiencing a delayed reaction after receiving contrast through a vein during an imaging study.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 1/2016
DSSEP: Dermatomal somatosensory evoked potentials  
Abstract: A DSSEP (dermatomal somatosensory evoked potential) is a test that measures how fast and how well electrical impulses travel from the arms or legs to the brain and how the brain responds. This handout describes the test and explains how to prepare.
Author: Neurodiagnostics
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 3/2016
Diagnostic hearing screening evaluation: When your baby is referred for more testing  
Abstract: This brochure answers commonly asked questions for whena baby is referred for additional diagnostic hearing screening evaluations.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2005
Diagnostic nerve block: What to expect from your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains diagnostic nerve block, a test to find out if a certain nerve is causing pain. Includes an explanation of the procedure, how to prepare, what results to expect, instructions for medicines, site care, activities, side effects, filling out a pain diary, and follow-up care.
Author: Center for Pain Relief
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2009
Diagnostic tests: For patients at the Regional Heart Center  
Abstract: This handout is section 4 of the "Congenital Heart Conditions" notebook. It contains basic information about these diagnostic tests done at UWMC: electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiogram, Holter monitor, event monitor, stress testing, pulmonary diagnostics, computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiac catheterization, and electrophysiology (EP) study.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2012
Dobutamine stress echocardiogram  
Abstract: This booklet explains the dobutamine stress echocardiogram ultrasound exam of the heart. It covers how to get to the hospital, how to prepare, what happens during the exam, key instructions and answers common questions.
Author: ECHO Laboratory/Cardiac Diagnostic Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 12/2011
Dysphagia: Symptoms and diagnosis  
Abstract: This handout explains dysphasia, a problem with swalling and moving food and liquid from the mouth into the stomach. People with dysphasia also may have problems with aspiration, when liquid or food goes into the airway instead of the esophagus. The handout also includes a brief description of a barium swallow study, also called a video fluoroscopic swallow study, which is often done to diagnose dysphagia.
Author: Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
EGD: Instructions for after your test  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after having an EGD or upper endoscopy test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 5/2012
Electro-oculogram (EOG)  
Abstract: This handout explains the electrooculogram (EOG), a test that measures the electrical charge across the eye and how it changes in darkness and in light. It includes how to prepare, how the test works, and what to expect afterward. A map to the EEG/Evoked Potential Lab is also included.
Author: Neurodiagnostics
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 3/2016
EEG: electroencephalogram  
Abstract: This handout explains an electroencephalogram (EEG), a procedure that measures brain waves. It includes instructions to follow the day before and the day of an EEG, what to expect during the test, and how to get test results. A map to the EEG/Evoked Potential Lab is also included.
Author: EEG/Evoked Potential Lab
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 1/2016
Electromyography (EMG): At UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center  
Abstract: This handout explains the electromyography and nerve conduction studies that done at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. These studies are diagnostic tools to give you and your provider more information about the cause of your symptoms.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Electromyography (EMG)  
Abstract: This brochure explains electromyography (EMG), which measures nerve and muscle function. Included are descriptions of the two parts of the test, nerve conduction study and electrical activity measurement, as well as instructions to follow on the day of the study and directions to UWMC and the EMG/SEP Lab.
Author: Electrodiagnostic Medicine Service (EMG and SEP)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 6/2013
Electrophysiology  
Abstract: This booklet explains arrhythmias, an irregular rhythm or timing problem with the heart's electrical system. It also covers electrophysiology studies and treatment options.
Author: Cardiology/5NE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 1/2004
ERCP: How to prepare for your endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow to prepare for an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 4/2016
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS): How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout is for patients preparing for an endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) at University of Washington Medical Center. It explains the procedure and includes what to do 7 days before, 5 days before, and on procedure day.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2016
Endoscopy: Instructions for after your test (lower)  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after having a lower endoscopy. It includes a section for the clinician to indicate test results.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2013
Endoscopy: Instructions for after your test (upper)  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after having an upper endoscopy. It includes a section where the clinician can indicate test results.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
Enteroscopy: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for an enteroscopy.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 4/2016
Enteroscopy: How to prepare with GoLytely  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for an enteroscopy using GoLytely solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 10/2015
Enteroscopy: How to prepare with MoviPrep  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for an enteroscopy using MoviPrep solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 10/2015
Epidural steroid injection: what to expect from your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains epidural steroid injection, a test in which a steroid medicine and a local anesthetic are injected into the space around the patient's spinal cord and nerves. This is done to ease pain. The handout includes an explanation of the procedure, how to prepare, what results to expect, instructions for medicines, site care, activities, side effects, filling out a pain diary, and follow-up care.
Author: Center for Pain Relief
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2009
ERCP: Instructions for after your endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after an endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP).
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2006
Esophageal manometry study: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a manometry study of the esophagus.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 7/2017
Esophagram: About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how an esophagram works, how the exam is done, how to prepare, what to expect during the exam, and how to get test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 1/2016
EUS: Instructions for after your endoscopic ultrasound  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow for after an endoscopic ultrasound.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 12/2005
Fine needle aspiration of the breast  
Abstract: This handout explains the fine needle aspiration procedure and signs to watch for once at home.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 3/2011
Full field electroretinogram (FF-ERG): What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout explains a full field electroretinogram, a test that looks at how your retina responds to a flashes of white and colored lights. It includes how to prepare, how the test works, and what to expect afterward. A map to the EEG/Evoked Potential Lab is also included.
Author: EEG/Evoked Potential Lab
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 1/2016
Ga-68 dotatate NETSPOT PET/CT study: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a Ga-68 dotatate NETSPOT PET/CT study, which is done to diagnose tumors. It includes how to prepare for the study, how it works, what you may feel during the study, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 5/2017
Gastric emptying scan: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains a gastric emptying scan (GES), a nuclear medicine exam that identifies abnormalities related to emptying of the stomach. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how the scan works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Gastric intestinal bleed scan: How to prepare for your scan  
Abstract: This handout explains a gastric intestinal bleed scan (GI scan), an exam using radioactive materials to help doctors find the site of the GI bleed. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how the scan works, how it is performed, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 12/2016
Guide to prenatal testing   Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes genetic tests that a mother may choose to have during her pregnancy. It includes screening and diagnostic tests such as nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound, integrated screen, quad screen, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), amniocentesis with ultrasound, and anatomy ultrasound. Through prenatal tests of genetics, doctors gain information about Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), spina bifida, and other inherited diseases. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 4/2017
Heart screening: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains heart screening appointments at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington.
Author: Sports Medicine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 12/2015
Heart transplant and social work services: Orientation class at UWMC (Powerpoint slides)  
Abstract: This handout is a print-out of the slides used in an orientation class for prospective heart transplant recipients at University of Washington Medical Center. It gives basic information about the how social work services can help the patient and family. Sections of the slideshow include: Role of Your Social Worker, Role of Your Caregiver, and Support Required After Your Transplant.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2013
Heart transplant: Orientation class at UWMC (Powerpoint slides)  
Abstract: This handout is a print-out of the slides used in an orientation class for prospective heart transplant recipients at University of Washington Medical Center. Sections of the slideshow include: Your Transplant Evaluation, Transplant Listing, Heart Transplant Surgery, Recovery After Surgery, Rejection, and Self-Care Tips.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2013
Hemoccult (stool) collection  
Abstract: Gives process for patient collection of hemoccult (stool) sample at home. Lists tips for care of hemoccult cards, what to eat during collection time period, and food, vitamins and drugs to avoid, including aspirin. Provides detailed steps for obtaining sample. Also provides space to record test results and telephone contact for questions.
Author: Patient and Family Education Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1994
Revised Date: 9/2004
Hepatobiliary scan: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains a hepatobiliary scan, a procedure used to evaluate problems in the liver and gallbladder. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how the scan works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 12/2016
How to prepare for your cardiac catheterization lab procedure: Catheterization and angiogram  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a cardiac catheterization lab procedure for patients at University of Washington Medical Center. Planned procedures include a left heart catheterization and angiogram, and a left and right heart catheterization and angiogram.
Author: Cardiac Procedures
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 12/2016
How to prepare: For a transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow before having a transrectal ultrasound of the prostate. This scan will show any inflammation, stones, or tumors in the prostate, seminal vesicles, or ejaculatory ducts.
Author: Men's Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 8/2013
I123 MIBG cardiac scan: About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having an I123 MIBG cardiac scan at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes special instructions to follow on the day of the scan, which will provide information about the function of nerves in your heart (myocardial sympathetic innervation).
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 7/2013
I123 MIBG scan: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for an I123 MIBG nuclear medicine scan, which is used to check for neuroendocrine tumors (tumors that form in response to a signal from the nervous system), including pheochromocytomas in the adrenal glands. Included are how the scan works, what the patient may feel, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2012
Iothalamate study: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for an Iothalamate study, a lab procedure performed in Nuclear Medicine. Included are how the scan works, how it is performed, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get test results.
Author: Nuclear Medicine, Radiology & Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 5/2009
Kidney and bladder tests: Finding and preventing problems with your urinary organs  
Abstract: This handout explains several kidney and bladder tests. Each test is described and explanations are provided for why tests are done, how they are done, how to prepare for them and possible risks. The Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) (also called Excretory Urogram or EU), renal and bladder ultra sound, X-ray of the kidneys, ureters and bladder (KUB) and cysto-urethrogram (CUG) are included.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 1/1999
Liver/spleen nuclear medicine scan: About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having a liver/spleen nuclear medicine scan at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes special instructions for Radiation Oncology patients.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 11/2016
Lower GI exam: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes a lower GI (gastrointestinal) or barium enema exam, which is done to see the inside of the colon. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is performed, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2013
How to prepare for your lower GI exam  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for patients who are having a lower GI (gastrointestinal) exam at University of Washington Medical Center. It gives specific timelines for drinking liquid, drinking magnesium citrate, and taking Dulcolax tablets on the day before and day of the exam.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 2/2016
Lung V/Q scan: How to prepare for your scan  
Abstract: This flyer explains a lung V/Q (ventilation and quantification) exam, a nuclear medicine test that produces a picture of lung ventilation and blood flow to the lungs. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 11/2009
Lymph node dissection: Axilla and groin (What to expect and how to prepare for your operation)  
Abstract: This handout gives pre-procedure and post-procedure information for lymph node dissection (removal) in the armpit (axilla) or groin to diagnose the extent of cancer. It explains the dissection process, what to do 2 weeks and 24 hours before the operation, and after-surgery instructions on precautions, self-care, incision care, drains, pain management, regular medicines, pathology, and exercises.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 3/2010
Lymphangiogram of the lower extremities: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a lymphangiogram, a nuclear medicine scan that is done to diagnose problems in the lymph system. Included are how the scan is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 10/2016
Lymphoscintigraphy for breast cancer: About your scan  
Abstract: This handout explains how a lymphoscintigraphy scan for breast cancer works, how it is done, what to expect during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 11/2016
Lymphoscintigraphy for skin cancers: About your scan  
Abstract: This handout explains how a lymphoscintigraphy scan for skin cancer works, how it is done, what to expect during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 12/2013
Mediastinoscopy  
Abstract: This handout discusses what to expect and how to prepare for a mediastinoscopy to biopsy lymph nodes. This operation may be done alone or right before lung surgery. Included are what to expect after the operation, precautions to take, and self-care to speed recovery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 10/2009
Metformin and your scan  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to stop taking medicines that contain metformin on the day of a procedure that uses iodine contrast material (radiology dye).
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2015
Methacholine challenge testing: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes a methacholine challenge test and how to prepare for it. This test is done to diagnose asthma.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 11/2016
MIR: Rectal scan: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains how an MRI scan of the rectum works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 3/2017
MRI abdomen scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes an MRI scan of the abdomen, which is done to take detailed pictures of the body's organs and tissues. It includes how to prepare for the exam, how it works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2015
MR angiography (MRA): How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), an exam done to detect, diagnose, and to help treat heart disorders, stroke, and blood vessel diseases. It inncludes how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is done, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 5/2015
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) arthrograms  
Abstract: This handout explains how an MRI arthrogram works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 3/2015
Head MRI: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam of the brain. It includes how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2015
MRI defecography: What to expect and how to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) defecography exam at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes important information about how to prepare for the exam.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Enterography scan: What to expect and how to prepare  
Abstract: This handout for patients having an MRI enterography scan explains what to expect and how to prepare. It includes important safety instructions.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 3/2015
Functional MRI: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- also called an fMRI -- of the brain. It includes how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI cardiac scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes an MRI scan of the heart, used to take detailed pictures of the cardiac vessels and tissues. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare , what to expect during the scan, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2015
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)  
Abstract: This handout explains the magnetic resonance imaging test including what will happen and how to prepare.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Musculoskeletal scan  
Abstract: This handout explains the musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam. It covers how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2015
Neck MRI: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains an MRI exam of the neck, used to get detailed pictures of the neck structure. It includes how the exam works, how to prepare, how it is done, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 1/2015
MRI pelvis scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how an MRI of the pelvis works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI prostate scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes an MRI exam of the prostate, which gives detailed pictures of the prostate and the structures around it. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, what to expect, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 3/2015
MRI: Spectroscopy scan: What to expect and how to prepare  
Abstract: This handout describes an MR spectroscopy exam, used to obtain pictures and graphs of the brain. It includes how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for the exam, what to expect during the exam, and how to get exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 11/2014
Spine MRI : How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam of the spine. It includes how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2015
Multi-focal electroretinogram (MF-ERG): What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout explains a multi-focal electroretinogram, a test that looks at how your retina responds to a flickering patterns of black and white shapes. It includes how to prepare, how the test works, and what to expect afterward. A map to the EEG/Evoked Potential Lab is also included.
Author: Neurodiagnostics
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
Multi-Gated acquisition (MUGA): About your scan  
Abstract: This handout explains a multi-gated acquisition (MUGA) scan. This diagnostic test shows how well your heart works when you are resting. It is often used for people who are going to start chemotherapy treatment, which involves medicines that may be toxic to the heart. Sections include "How should I prepare?" "How does the scan work?" and "What should I expect during and after the scan?"
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 12/2012
Myelogram: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a myelogram, how it works, how it is done, what to expect during the exam, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 3/2017
Native kidney biopsy  
Abstract: This brochure explains how to prepare for a kidney biopsy, about related risks, and getting test results.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 3/2004
Newborn hearing screening  
Abstract: This brochure explains why a baby's hearing should be tested, how the test works, and reasons a baby might be referred for a second screening test. The brochure also lists hearing-related milestones for infants from birth through 12 months.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 6/2012
Octreotide study: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for an octreotide study, a nuclear medicine procedure that is used to diagnose tumors. It includes an overview of the study, how it is done, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 5/2014
Parathyroid scan: How to prepare for your scan  
Abstract: This handout explains a parathyroid scan, a nuclear medicine procedure used to diagnose problems with the parathyroid gland. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how it works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 11/2016
Parkinson's disease testing: Important instructions and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout gives important instructions for patients who are scheduled for a test to assess their symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Included are directions to follow and how to handle medicines the night before and the day of the test, and what to expect during the test.
Author: Neurology Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 2/2012
Patency capsule test  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when having a test that includes swallowing a patency capsule.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 3/2015
Patient information on liver biopsy: Preparing for a percutaneous liver biopsy  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a liver biopsy. The procedure, recovery, and complications are discussed.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 10/2004
Peripheral arterial disease  
Abstract: This handout explains peripheral arterial disease (PAD), its symptoms, the tests done to confirm a diagnosis, and lifestyle changes that can help.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2007
PET/CT F18 fluoride bone scan: How to prepare for your scan  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a PET/CT F18 fluoride bone scan, which is done to diagnose certain bone conditions. Included are how the scan is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the result.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 10/2016
PET/CT FDG body scan: Positron emission tomography  
Abstract: This handout tells about a positron emission tomography (PET)/CT body scan. The test is done to help diagnose cancer and other health problems. Included are common uses of a PET scan, what to expect, how to prepare, how the scan works, and how to get test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 10/2016
PET/CT FDG brain scan: Positron emission tomography  
Abstract: This handout explains a positron emission tomography (PET)/CT FDG brain scan, which allows doctors to see your brain while it is working. This scan is often used to check for tumors and to find the reason for memory problems. Included are how to prepare for the scan, what to expect, and how to get your results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 10/2016
PET/CT FDG scan for patients with diabetes  
Abstract: This handout gives special instructions for patients with diabetes who are having an FDG PET scan done. Included are how to do a "practice run" before the actual procedure, and then instructions on how to manage fasting and taking insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents for the night before and day of the scan.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 10/2016
PET/CT rest/stress cardiac perfusion scan: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes a PET/CT rest/stress cardiac perfusion scan. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2017
Cardiac PET scan for cardiac sarcoidosis: How to prepare for your scan  
Abstract: This handout gives special instructions for patients who are having a PET/CT scan for cardiac sarcoidosis. Included are suggested foods to eat the day before, what to expect on the day of the scan, how to find the Nuclear Medicine Clinic, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 2/2016
Pharyngogram: About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how a pharyngogram works, how it is performed, how to prepare for it, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 1/2016
Pregnancy testing before anesthesia and surgery: Information for women before surgery  
Abstract: This handout provides information about pregnancy testing before surgery. It explains risks, benefits, and choosing not to have the test. Included is a consent section for the patient to sign, giving or denying permission to do a pregnancy test on the day of her surgery.
Author: Pre-Anesthesia Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 7/2017
Presbystasis: Age-related balance problems  
Abstract: This booklet explains how presbystasis develops, how the ear works, symptoms of presbystasis, and diagnostic tests such as electronystagmography, computerized dynamic posturography, and rotating chair. It includes explanations of medical therapy and balance therapy. It also addresses follow-up care and safety tips and contains illustrations and photographs.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 3/2010
Prostate ultrasound and biopsy  
Abstract: This handout explains prostate ultrasound and biopsy, diagnostic tests to check for prostate cancer. It includes how to prepare, how the tests are done, risks involved, and how to get the results.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 5/2014
Pulmonary function tests: Basic information  
Abstract: This handout gives basic information about pulmonary function tests, which may be done to help diagnose lung conditions or diseases such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or pulmonary fibrosis. The handout includes specific instructions to follow before the test and symptoms to watch for after the test that require a call to the doctor.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 5/2013
Quad screen  
Abstract: This handout gives information to help women decide if they want to have a quad screen. The test, done during pregnancy, shows the chance of the baby having Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or spina bifida. Benefits and risks of the test, and explanations of "positive" and "negative" test results are included.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1995
Revised Date: 2/2009
Rectal EUS: How to prepare with Golytely  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow to prepare for a rectal endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) using GoLytely solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 10/2015
Rectal EUS: How to prepare with MoviPrep  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow to prepare for a rectal endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) using MoviPrep solution.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 10/2015
Rectal EUS: Instructions for after your test  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after a rectal endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 3/2006
Renal and bladder ultrasound and KUB: Learn how these tests are done and how to prepare for them  
Abstract: This handout explains why the renal (kidney), ureter, bladder (KUB) ultrasound is done, how it is done, how to prepare for it, risks and how to obtain approval for payment. It covers both renal ultrasound and the KUB X-ray.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 7/1999
Renogram exam  
Abstract: This handout describes a renogram, a nuclear medicine exam that is used to study the kidneys. It includes how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is done, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 7/2017
Retrograde urethrogram: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how a retrograde urethrogram works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 1/2016
Mammography: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes screening mammograms, exams of the breasts that are used to detect cancer. It includes the reasons for getting a mammogram, the risks involved, how to prepare, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 7/2016
Selective nerve root block: What to expect from your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains selective nerve root block, a procedure to find out if a certain nerve is the cause of a patient's pain. Includes an explanation of the procedure, how to prepare, what results to expect, instructions for medicines, activities, side effects, filling out a pain diary, and follow-up care.
Author: Center for Pain Relief
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2009
Sigmoidoscopy: After your test  
Abstract: This flyer gives basic instructions to follow after having a sigmoidoscopy, a test in which one or more biopsies are taken from the lower section of the large intestine or colon.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 1/2008
Sigmoidoscopy  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for a sigmoidoscopy, a test that allows the doctor to look at the lining of the last part of the large intestine or colon. A small flexible tube called a sigmoidoscope is placed into the rectum for this test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 5/2012
Skin test for penicillin allergy: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains a skin test for penicillin allergy at Northwest Hospital in Seattle.
Author: Northwest Hospital
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
Revised Date: 3/2017
Small bowel follow through radiography: About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains the smal bowel follow through (SBFT) exam, including how to prepare, what to expect during the exam, and how to get results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2016
SmartPill test: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for a test that involves taking a SmartPill.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 3/2015
Sniff test (chest fluoroscopy): How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout explains a sniff test, or chest fluoroscopy, that shows if the diaphragm is moving in the proper direction. It includes how the exam works, how to prepare, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 12/2015
SSEPs: somatosensory evoked potentials  
Abstract: This handout explains the somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) test, which measures how fast and how well electrical impulses travel from the arms or legs to the brain and how the brain responds to these impulses.
Author: Neurodiagnostics
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 3/2016
Sympathetic nerve block: What to expect from your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains sympathetic nerve block, a procedure to find out if the sympathetic nervous system plays a role in sending pain signals to the brain, and if stopping the pain signals on a short-term basis can ease pain. Includes an explanation of the procedure, how to prepare, what results to expect, instructions for medicines, activities, side effects, filling out a pain diary, and follow-up care.
Author: Center for Pain Relief
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2009
Testing for gestational diabetes: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains what gestational diabetes is and the 2 tests that are used to diagnose it. Instructions are included for these tests: the glucola test and the 3-hour glucose tolerance test.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
Thyroid FNA: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes how a thyroid FNA works, how to prepare for the procedure, how it is done, what to expect during the procedure, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2010
Thyroid uptake and scan: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout tells how to prepare for a thyroid uptake and scan, a nuclear medicine exam that is used to study the structure and function of the thyroid. Included are how the exam works, how it is done, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 4/2013
Transesophageal echocardiogram  
Abstract: This booklet explains the transesophageal echocardiogram (echo) ultrasound exam of the heart. It covers how to get to the hospital, how to prepare, what happens during the exam, key instructions and gives answers to common questions.
Author: ECHO Laboratory/Cardiac Diagnostic Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 12/2011
Transplant medicine: Orientation class at UWMC (Powerpoint slides)  
Abstract: This handout is a print-out of the slides used in an orientation class for prospective heart transplant recipients at University of Washington Medical Center. It gives basic information about the medicines needed after receiving a heart transplant, and discusses insurance options for paying for the drugs. Sections of the slideshow include: Pre-Transplant Planning, In the Hospital, When You Leave the Hospital, Immunosuppressive Medicines, Other Prescription Medicines, Non-Prescription Medicines, and For Your Follow-up Clinic Visits.
Author: Regional Heart Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2013
Transplant Renal Biopsy  
Abstract: This brochure explains how to prepare for a transplant kidney biopsy, what to expect, related risks and getting test results. This document is also a chapter in "Your Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Guide," which is available from Materials Management #171915.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2016
Transthoracic echocardiogram  
Abstract: This handout explains transthoracic echocardiogram, an ultrasound exam of the heart. It covers how to prepare for the exam, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: ECHO Laboratory/Cardiac Diagnostic Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 1/2017
Treadmill stress echocardiogram  
Abstract: This booklet explains the treadmill stress echocardiogram ultrasound exam of the heart. It covers how to get to the hospital, how to prepare, what happens during the exam, key instructions and gives answers to common questions.
Author: ECHO Laboratory/Cardiac Diagnostic Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 12/2011
Ultrasound-guided kidney biopsy: What to expect and how to prepare  
Abstract: This handout is for patients who are scheduled for an ultrasound-guided kidney biopsy at Harborview Medical Center. It explains what the procedure is, how it works, how to prepare, what to expect during and after the procedure, how to get the results, and when to call for help.
Author: Harborview Medical Center
Publisher/Date: Harborview Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 11/2013
Abdominal ultrasound: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes an abdominal ultrasound exam, which is used to detect problems inside the abdomen. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound-guided core biopsy: Self-care after your procedure  
Abstract: This handout is for patients at University of Washington Medical Center who have had a procedure called ultrasound-guided core biopsy. It includes self-care instructions and activity guidelines, and provides phone numbers to call with questions or concerns.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration: Self-care after your procedure  
Abstract: This handout is for patients at who have had a procedure called ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration. It includes self-care instructions and activity guidelines, and provides phone numbers to call with questions or concerns.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound-guided paracentesis: Self-care after your procedure  
Abstract: This handout is for patients who have had a procedure called ultrasound-guided paracentesis. It includes self-care instructions and activity guidelines, and provides phone numbers to call with questions or concerns.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis: Self-care after your procedure  
Abstract: This handout is for patients who have had a procedure called ultrasound-guided thoracentesis. It includes self-care instructions and activity guidelines, and provides phone numbers to call with questions or concerns.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Ultrasound-guided FNA: About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how an ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) works, how to prepare, how it is done, what to expect during the procedure, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 6/2013
Ultrasound-guided lavage: For calcific tendinitis  
Abstract: This handout explains what lavage is, why ultrasound is used, and what to expect before, during, and after this procedure at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 9/2015
Hysterosonogram: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes the pelvic ultrasound exam, also called a hysterosonogram, which is done to detect problems with the pelvic organs. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Renal transplant ultrasound: About your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes kidney transplant ultrasound, which is done to detect problems with a transplanted kidney. It includes how to prepare for the exam, how it works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Liver transplant ultrasound: About your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes liver transplant ultrasound exam, used to detect problems with a transplanted liver. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how it works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Obstetrical ultrasound: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes obstetrical (OB) ultrasound, an exam used to check the condition of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Pelvic ultrasound: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes pelvic ultrasound exams, which are done to detect problems with the pelvic organs in men and women. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Prostate ultrasound exam  
Abstract: This handout describes a prostate ultrasound exam, which is done to detect problems with the prostate gland. It oncludes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Renal ultrasound: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes renal ultrasound, which is done to detect problems with the kidneys, bladder, and related blood vessels. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Scrotal ultrasound exam: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes the scrotal ultrasound exam, which is done to detect problems with the scrotum, testicles, and their blood vessels. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Upper endoscopy (EGD): How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout is for patients who will be having an upper endoscopy (EGD) procedure at University of Washingon Medical Center. It explains the procedure and includes instructions for 7 days before, 5 days before, and on procedure day.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2016
Upper GI exam: About your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains the upper gastrointestinal (GI) exam. How the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results are discussed.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2016
Urodynamics testing  
Abstract: This handout describes urodynamics testing, which studies the bladder and urinary system to diagnose and help treat urinary problems. Included are what to expect, how to prepare for the test, and CPT codes to supply to insurance providers.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 10/2014
Vascular ultrasound: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes vascular ultrasound exams, used to detect problems with blood flow. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how the exam is performed, what is felt during the exam, and how to get the exam results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2005
VEP: Visual evoked potentials  
Abstract: A VEP (visual evoked potential) is a test that studies the electrical responses of the visual pathway to either light flashes or to an alternating black-and-white checkerboard pattern. The handout explains what to bring and how to prepare for the test.
Author: EEG/Evoked Potential Lab
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 1/2016
Well woman exam: Facts and tips for your visit  
Abstract: This handout describes the well woman or annual exam from what to expect to what happens if there is a new health problem to talk about during the annual exam. It also discusses insurance coverage and Medicare issues.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 1/2004
Your anorectal manometry study: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains an anorectal manometry study. It includes how to prepare for the study, what to expect, and how to get your results. The study is done to find the causes of constipation or stool leakage (fecal incontinence).
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 11/2016
Your Bravo pH capsule study: What to expect and how to prepare  
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect when having a 24-hour or 48-hour Bravo pH capsule study. This study is done to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 4/2016
Capsule endoscopy: After your test  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow after a capsule endoscopy test.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 5/2012
Your child's assessment team: At the Child Development Clinic  
Abstract: This handout describes the team that will work with you and your child at the Child Development Clinic, part of the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at UWMC. Included on the assessment team are a clinic nurse or medical assistant, a developmental pediatrician, a psychologist, an occupational or physical therapist, a nutritionist, a speech/language pathologist, an audiologist, and a social worker.
Author: Center on Human Development and Disability
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 1/2010
Your EGD  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for an EGD test, also called an esophagogastroduodenoscopy or upper endoscopy. It also explains what to expect and when the patient will receive test results.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 5/2012
Your EUS: How to prepare for your endoscopic ultrasound  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow before an endoscopic ultrasound.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2013
Your hysteroscopy: How to prepare and what to expect during your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains a hysteroscopy, which is a way to look inside the uterus to diagnose certain conditions and to do certain procedures. A hysteroscopy uses a thin medical device called a hysteroscope that is like a small telescope. This device is inserted through the vagina and cervix.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 4/2011
Your ileoscopy: How to prepare  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions to follow when preparing for an ileoscopy, an exam of the lining of the small intestine.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 5/2012
Your pap smear: cervical cancer screening  
Abstract: This brochure explains the pap smear test, which is done to screen for cervical cancer. How often to have the test, what to do if results are abnormal, and treatment methods are discussed.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 8/2004
Your Pap test results  
Abstract: This handout explains what pap test results mean. Follow-up care is also discussed.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 9/2011

 
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