In-depth

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Tests and diagnosis

Chest X-rays

Even with today's high-tech medical devices, the basic chest X-ray remains an important tool in diagnosing various conditions. Here's a look at how it works.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Treatments and drugs

Chemotherapy

Find out what to expect as you prepare for chemotherapy treatment.

Nephrectomy

Nephrectomy is surgery to remove a cancerous or diseased kidney or to harvest a healthy kidney for an organ transplant.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is a common means of treating many types of cancer. Find out what to expect during your radiation therapy treatment.

Sep. 02, 2011