Tests and Scans
Lab Tests Online - Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. This site has a large amount of information on all sorts of tests, lab work, and screenings for cancer, other diseases, and general health and wellness.
MedlinePlus - Diagnostic Tests - MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 900 diseases and conditions. There are directories, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, easy-to-understand tutorials on common conditions, tests, and treatments, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. This page specifically has information on a wide variety of common medical tests and screenings.
RadiologyInfo.org - The website contains over 130 radiologic procedures and disease descriptions and is updated frequently with new information. All material on the RadiologyInfo.org website is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR and RSNA, as well as other professional radiology organizations.
Interactive Tutorials / Videos
MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorials - These interactive videos are from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains the subject in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Note: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial. You may be specifically interested in the following vidoes about specific common scans.