Ch 45: Human Disease & Diagnostic Technology

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Access this chapter at your convenience to improve your understanding of human disease and diagnostic technology. This collection of simple lessons and quizzes offers students an effective way to prepare for tests, get extra homework help and improve their grades.

Human Disease & Diagnostic Technology - Chapter Summary

Work through this chapter at your own pace to review the applications of human disease and diagnostic technology. Using an approachable and simplified teaching style, our instructors will show you the basics of imaging technology, diagnostic procedures and a variety of disease treatments. When you're finished, you should be able to:

  • Identify the causes and symptoms of malaria and acromegaly
  • Recognize the stages and symptoms of syphilis and melanoma
  • Evaluate proper acromegaly and melanoma treatments
  • Identify types of electrocardiogram waves
  • Remember CT, MRI and PET imaging vocabulary terms
  • Discuss centesis and endoscopy procedures

The chapter is available to study at any time that fits your schedule, and you can use any computer or mobile device to access it. We've included short self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter, as well as a comprehensive chapter exam. You can also print the accompanying lesson transcripts, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have.

7 Lessons in Chapter 45: Human Disease & Diagnostic Technology
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What Is Acromegaly? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

1. What Is Acromegaly? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Explore the cause of acromegaly and how it will affect those that have been diagnosis with the disease process. Learn signs, symptoms, and current treatment.

What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

2. What is Malaria? - Causes, Transmission & Symptoms

Malaria is a devastating disease that impacts millions of people worldwide every year. In this lesson, we will explore the organism that causes malaria and the disease itself.

What Is Syphilis? - Causes, Symptoms & Stages

3. What Is Syphilis? - Causes, Symptoms & Stages

We'll talk about a very well-known condition called syphilis, the bacterium that causes it, as well as the signs, symptoms, and treatment that is associated with it. We'll also look into which famous historical figure suffered from this disease.

What Is Melanoma? - Types, Stages, Symptoms & Treatment

4. What Is Melanoma? - Types, Stages, Symptoms & Treatment

Melanoma is the most dangerous and deadly form of skin cancer. Learn more about the types, stages, symptoms and treatment of melanoma, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Electrocardiogram (ECG): Definition & Wave Types

5. Electrocardiogram (ECG): Definition & Wave Types

Do you know how problems in the heart are detected? In this lesson, you will learn how to read an electrocardiogram (ECG) and discover what is happening in the heart during the P, QRS, and T waves.

Vocabulary of CT, MRI & PET Imaging

6. Vocabulary of CT, MRI & PET Imaging

In this lesson, you'll learn the definitions as well as general advantages and disadvantages of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography.

What Are Endoscopy & Centesis Procedures?

7. What Are Endoscopy & Centesis Procedures?

Have you ever wondered how doctors can look inside of our body or take samples of stuff? There's actually more than one way, and this lesson describes two important ways: endoscopy and centesis.

Chapter Practice Exam
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