diagnostic technique

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Noun1.diagnostic technique - a procedure followed in making a medical diagnosis
medical diagnosis - identification of a disease from its symptoms
prenatal diagnosis - any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality
cardiography, electrocardiography - diagnostic procedure consisting of recording the activity of the heart electronically with a cardiograph (and producing a cardiogram)
echocardiography - a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study to structure and motions of the heart
echoencephalography - a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study the anatomy of the brain
auscultation - listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
roentgenography, X-ray photography - radiography that uses X-rays to produce a roentgenogram
electromyography - diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders with the use of an electromyograph
mammography - a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X rays
thermography - diagnostic technique using a thermograph to record the heat produced by different parts of the body; used to study blood flow and to detect tumors
procedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
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The five-year-old underwent scintigraphy - a diagnostic technique using the injection of a radio-isotope - at the end of last month, having returned sore from Meydan after failing to act on the Tapeta surface.
The Diarrhea ACE Detection Test has a fast-acting multiplex PCR diagnostic technique to verify, simultaneously, a complex range of pathogens that cause diarrhea, including 10 bacteria {Salmonella spp.
What was learned from 2001 is there is an urgent need for a fast and reliable diagnostic technique which could be used on farms by non-specialists," said Juliet Dukes, a Pirbright molecular biologist and senior research scientist.
Hahn says that LIBS is a widely used diagnostic technique for analyzing surfaces and gaseous streams.
Khojesta Qudrat, who has set up the Suffolk Clinic in Spencer Road, Earlsdon, uses the new Vega computer diagnostic technique to scan a wide range of health problems ranging from the heart and kidneys to food allergies and indigestion.
Using its own diagnostic technique and a relatively uncommon device for controlling hydraulic fluid contamination, the Findlay plant has seen downtime on its five large injection presses fall significantly.
5%), previously found to be the most efficient diagnostic technique for spotted fever rickettsioses (27).
Scientists adept at making microscopic machinery have devised a diagnostic technique that may alert physicians to signs of prostate cancer more effectively and inexpensively than current tests do.
It is premature to accept MRI as a standard, clinically effective, diagnostic technique even for general applications to the central nervous system.
The company focuses on a diagnostic technique that is mainly used in clinical oncology, cardiology and neurology.
With 73% of the Lao population living on <US$2/day (10) and one accessible microbiologic culture laboratory in Laos, PCR is not an available local routine diagnostic technique.

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