Tests & Screenings
At MetroWest Medical Center, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings at our hospital. Among common tests and screenings:
This test takes two days and measures pH levels in the esophagus. By attaching a small capsule to the esophagus during an endoscopy, this test can be used to diagnose acid reflux.
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
This type of ultrasound allows doctors to examine and obtain images of the esophagus, stomach lining and gastrointestinal tract for signs of inflammation and disease. A device is passed through the mouth or anus to create visual images of the upper or lower digestive tract.
ERCP is an acronym for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. This screening technique combines endoscopy and fluoroscopy (continuous X-ray imaging) to diagnose and treat certain conditions of the liver and pancreas.
Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy
This procedure is an examination of the middle portion of the digestive tract, including the small intestine. The patient swallows a small, pill-sized capsule that contains a camera. As the camera makes its way through the body, doctors are able to view images of the small intestine.
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Small bowel push enteroscopy
Small bowel push enteroscopy is a procedure that allows diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the upper small intestine.
Spiral enteroscopy is a technique that allows physicians to perform view and treat conditions in the small bowel using minimally invasive techniques.
Single Balloon Enteroscopy
Single balloon enteroscopy is a technique that allows physicians to perform view and treat conditions in the small bowel using minimally invasive techniques.
Esophogus Motility Testing
Espophogeal motility testing helps physicians determine whether there is a problem with motility of the esophagus or the function of the lower esophageal sphincter.
Anorectal Motility Testing
Anorectal motility testing helps physicians evaluate and diagnose patient with constipation or fecal incontinence.
Breath testing can help physicians diagnose and evaluate a number of conditions associated with digestive disorders.