Endocrinology

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  • Ultrasound

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  • Exams of Molecular Medicine

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  • Dynamic Endocrine Tests

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    • Clonidine Test

      These tests must be performed in the morning, fasting.

    • Pentagastrin Test

      These tests must be performed in the morning, fasting.

    • TRH Stimulation Test

      These tests must be performed in the morning, fasting.

    • Hypoglycemia Insulin Test

      These tests must be performed in the morning, fasting.

    • Dexamethasone Suppression Test

      These tests must be performed in the morning, fasting.

    • Glucose Tolerance Test

      These tests must be performed in the morning, fasting.

    • Global Endocrine Stimulation Tests

      These tests must be performed in the morning, fasting.

    • Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Assay

      These tests must be performed in the morning, fasting.

      This exam may be performed during surgery for hyperthyroidism, with confirmation of a cure from the disease possible during the operation.
    • LHRH Stimulation Test

      These tests must be performed in the morning, fasting.


      Prepration:
      In women, this test should be performed during the first phase of the menstrual cycle.

       

    • Synacthen Test

      These tests must be performed in the morning, fasting.


      Preparation:
      In women, this test, in some cases, should be performed during the first phase of the menstrual cycle.

       

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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    • MRI Pituitary

      General Preparation

      The meal prior to taking the MRI exam should be light.

      Attention:
      These exams are contra-indicated and/or may be limited for people with:
      - Cardiac Pacemaker;
      - Metallic clips used for aortic or cranial aneurisms;
      - Eye filings or metal shrapnel;
      - Bone fractures that required metal plates or screws;
      - Hearing Implants.

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    • MRI Pancreatic

      General Preparation

      The meal prior to taking the MRI exam should be light.

      Attention:
      These exams are contra-indicated and/or may be limited for people with:
      - Cardiac Pacemaker;
      - Metallic clips used for aortic or cranial aneurisms;
      - Eye filings or metal shrapnel;
      - Bone fractures that required metal plates or screws;
      - Hearing Implants.

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    • MRI Supra-Renal

      General Preparation

      The meal prior to taking the MRI exam should be light.

      Attention:
      These exams are contra-indicated and/or may be limited for people with:
      - Cardiac Pacemaker;
      - Metallic clips used for aortic or cranial aneurisms;
      - Eye filings or metal shrapnel;
      - Bone fractures that required metal plates or screws;
      - Hearing Implants.

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  • Computerized Tomography (CT)

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    • CT Pituitary

      General Preparation:

      The last meal prior to taking a computerized tomography (CT) exam should be light.

      - If the exam will take place in the morning, have a light breakfast with no restriction on the amount of liquids.
      - If the exam will take place in the afternoon, have a light meal at lunchtime, avoiding fats and alcoholic beverages.

      Attention:
      These exams are contra-indicated and/or may be limited for people with:
      - A history of Asthma
      - Renal Insufficiency or hemodialysis
      - Allergies to medications
      - Allergic reactions to iodine contrast agents used in previous exams.

      It is essential to tell the physician or the Radiology technician who will perform the exam if you have any of the above conditions.

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    • General Preparation:

      The last meal prior to taking a computerized tomography (CT) exam should be light.

      - If the exam will take place in the morning, have a light breakfast with no restriction on the amount of liquids.
      - If the exam will take place in the afternoon, have a light meal at lunchtime, avoiding fats and alcoholic beverages.

      Attention:
      These exams are contra-indicated and/or may be limited for people with:
      - A history of Asthma
      - Renal Insufficiency or hemodialysis
      - Allergies to medications
      - Allergic reactions to iodine contrast agents used in previous exams.

      It is essential to tell the physician or the Radiology technician who will perform the exam if you have any of the above conditions.

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    • CT Adrenal

      General Preparation:

      The last meal prior to taking a computerized tomography (CT) exam should be light.

      - If the exam will take place in the morning, have a light breakfast with no restriction on the amount of liquids.
      - If the exam will take place in the afternoon, have a light meal at lunchtime, avoiding fats and alcoholic beverages.

      Attention:
      These exams are contra-indicated and/or may be limited for people with:
      - A history of Asthma
      - Renal Insufficiency or hemodialysis
      - Allergies to medications
      - Allergic reactions to iodine contrast agents used in previous exams.

      It is essential to tell the physician or the Radiology technician who will perform the exam if you have any of the above conditions.

      Online Appointments
    • General Preparation:

      The last meal prior to taking a computerized tomography (CT) exam should be light.

      - If the exam will take place in the morning, have a light breakfast with no restriction on the amount of liquids.
      - If the exam will take place in the afternoon, have a light meal at lunchtime, avoiding fats and alcoholic beverages.

      Attention:
      These exams are contra-indicated and/or may be limited for people with:
      - A history of Asthma
      - Renal Insufficiency or hemodialysis
      - Allergies to medications
      - Allergic reactions to iodine contrast agents used in previous exams.

      It is essential to tell the physician or the Radiology technician who will perform the exam if you have any of the above conditions.

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  • Other Exams

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