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Gastroscopy : VG Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0040
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A gastroscopy is a test of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. This pamphlet describes possible risks, getting ready for the test, how it is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1504, "Gastroscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1477, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Gastroscopy : Victoria General Site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Gastroscopy
Gastrointestinal system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
A gastroscopy is a test of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. This pamphlet describes possible risks, getting ready for the test, how it is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1504, "Gastroscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1477, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, VG Site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0040
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ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) : VG Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0038
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An ERCP is a test to look at your common bile duct, gallbladder, and pancreatic duct. This pamphlet describes risks, getting ready for the test, how it is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1503, "CPRE (Cholangiopancréatographie rétrograde endoscopique)", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1476, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
ERCP : Victoria General Site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Diagnostic Techniques, Digestive System
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Digestive organs--Diseases--Diagnosis
Abstract
An ERCP is a test to look at your common bile duct, gallbladder, and pancreatic duct. This pamphlet describes risks, getting ready for the test, how it is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1503, "CPRE (Cholangiopancréatographie rétrograde endoscopique)", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1476, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: (ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, VG Site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0038
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Flexible sigmoidoscopy : VG Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0188
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A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test to look at part of your lower bowel and rectum (bum). This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1505, "Sigmoïdoscopie à sonde souple", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1478, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Flexible sigmoidoscopy : Victoria General Site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal
Subjects (LCSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test to look at part of your lower bowel and rectum (bum). This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1505, "Sigmoïdoscopie à sonde souple", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1478, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Flexible sigmoidoscopy
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, VG Site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0188
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Colonoscopy : VG Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0211
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A colonoscopy is a test to look at your large bowel. This pamphlet describes risks, getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1506, "Colonoscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1479, is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Colonoscopy : Victoria General Site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Subjects (LCSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
A colonoscopy is a test to look at your large bowel. This pamphlet describes risks, getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1506, "Colonoscopie", is also available. The Arabic version of this pamphlet, 1479, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, VG Site, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0211
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Diagnostic Imaging, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Department of Nephrology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0229
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A fistulogram is a special X-ray that shows any narrowing(s) in your dialysis access (fistula or graft). This pamphlet explains how the test is done, how to get ready for it, and what to expect after the test.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Diagnostic Imaging
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Department of Nephrology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
X-Rays
Fistula
Subjects (LCSH)
X-rays
Fistula
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistulogram is a special X-ray that shows any narrowing(s) in your dialysis access (fistula or graft). This pamphlet explains how the test is done, how to get ready for it, and what to expect after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging and Department of Nephrology
Pamphlet Number
0229
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Esophageal motility pressure studies : VG Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0273
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This test is done to look at your swallowing muscles and the pressure in your esophagus (tube that connects your mouth to your stomach). The pamphlet describes where you go for your test, how to get ready, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Esophageal Diseases - diagnosis
Manometry
Subjects (LCSH)
Esophagus--Diseases
Esophagus--Motility--Disorders
Abstract
This test is done to look at your swallowing muscles and the pressure in your esophagus (tube that connects your mouth to your stomach). The pamphlet describes where you go for your test, how to get ready, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test.
Notes
Previous title: Esophageal motility pressure studies
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, VG Site, QE II
Pamphlet Number
0273
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PEG (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy) tube : VG Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1188
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This pamphlet explains why you may need a feeding tube and how the tube is put in. It provides details on how to get ready for the procedure, what to expect after the tube has been inserted, and how to care for your PEG tube at home.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Gastrostomy
Enteral nutrition - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Enteral feeding
Tube feeding
Specialty
Food and nutrition
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains why you may need a feeding tube and how the tube is put in. It provides details on how to get ready for the procedure, what to expect after the tube has been inserted, and how to care for your PEG tube at home.
Notes
Previous title: PEG tube (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endoscopy Clinic, VG Site, QE II
Pamphlet Number
1188
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Capsule endoscopy : VG Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1300
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Capsule endoscopy is a test to look at your small intestine. This pamphlet describes risks, how to get ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1854, "Endoscopie par capsule", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Endoscopy Unit
Alternate Title
Capsule endoscopy : Victoria General Site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Capsule Endoscopes
Diagnostic Techniques, Digestive System
Subjects (LCSH)
Capsule endoscopy
Digestive organs--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
Capsule endoscopy is a test to look at your small intestine. This pamphlet describes risks, how to get ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1854, "Endoscopie par capsule", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Capsule endoscopy
Responsibility
Prepared by: Endoscopy Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1300
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Low-iodine eating guidelines

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1955
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This pamphlet explains how to get ready for a radioactive iodine scan or treatment by following a low-iodine diet. Topics include reading nutrition labels, foods and ingredients to avoid, recipes, and resources.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (30 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
iodine
Nutrition
Food Labeling
Subjects (LCSH)
Iodine
Nutrition
Food--Labeling
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to get ready for a radioactive iodine scan or treatment by following a low-iodine diet. Topics include reading nutrition labels, foods and ingredients to avoid, recipes, and resources.
Notes
Previous title: Reading food labels for a low iodine diet
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Pamphlet Number
1955
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Welcome to the Medical Day Unit (MDU) : Victoria General Site

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. Medical Day Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1022
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This pamphlet will help you get ready for your visit to the Medical Day Unit (MDU). It includes information about where the MDU is, how to get ready for your appointment, what will happen at your appointment, what resources are available on the MDU, and your MDU health care team. The French version of this pamphlet 2194, "Unité de médecine de jour - Victoria General," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. Medical Day Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Nursing units
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you get ready for your visit to the Medical Day Unit (MDU). It includes information about where the MDU is, how to get ready for your appointment, what will happen at your appointment, what resources are available on the MDU, and your MDU health care team. The French version of this pamphlet 2194, "Unité de médecine de jour - Victoria General," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to the Medical Day Unit (MDU) : Victoria General Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: MDU Staff, VG, QE II
Pamphlet Number
1022
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Bone marrow test

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 8AB, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. BMT, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Medical Day Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0100
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This pamphlet explains what a bone marrow test is, how to get ready for it, why and how it is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms to watch for is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 8AB
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. BMT
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Medical Day Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Hematology Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bone Marrow
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Bone marrow
Diagnostic specimens--Collection and preservation
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what a bone marrow test is, how to get ready for it, why and how it is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms to watch for is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: 8AB/BMT/Medical Day Unit/Hematology Clinic
Pamphlet Number
0100
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
0712
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A bronchoscopy is a procedure to look at your trachea (windpipe) and other major airways in your lungs. This pamphlet explains how the procedure is done, how to get ready for it, and what to expect after.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bronchoscopy
Subjects (LCSH)
Bronchoscopy
Abstract
A bronchoscopy is a procedure to look at your trachea (windpipe) and other major airways in your lungs. This pamphlet explains how the procedure is done, how to get ready for it, and what to expect after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Respirology, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0712
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Radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4067
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This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended for you, and the different types of radiation treatment. Other information like how to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, and how to manage side effects, is also listed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy
Specialty
Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes how radiation therapy works, why it has been recommended for you, and the different types of radiation treatment. Other information like how to get ready for each treatment, how long and how often the treatment will take place, and how to manage side effects, is also listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4067
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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : external beam treatment for prostate cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4060
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This pamphlet explains why radiation therapy is used to treat prostate cancer, including how to get ready for your treatments, possible side effects, and questions you may want to ask your health care team.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet explains why radiation therapy is used to treat prostate cancer, including how to get ready for your treatments, possible side effects, and questions you may want to ask your health care team.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4060
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Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) information for prostate cancer patients

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Prostate SABR Site Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4039
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This pamphlet explains how stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for prostate cancer works, how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment sessions, and what to expect after your treatments are finished.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Prostate SABR Site Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Radiosurgery
Prostatic Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Stereotaxic Techniques
Subjects (LCSH)
Prostate--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Radiosurgery
Stereotaxic techniques
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) for prostate cancer works, how to get ready for your treatment, what will happen during your treatment sessions, and what to expect after your treatments are finished.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Prostate SABR Site Group
Pamphlet Number
4039
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Preparing for your lung screening chest CT scan

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4054
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A lung screening chest CT scan takes detailed pictures of the lungs. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your scan, what will happen at the appointment, possible side effects, and what will happen after your appointment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Lung Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Abstract
A lung screening chest CT scan takes detailed pictures of the lungs. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your scan, what will happen at the appointment, possible side effects, and what will happen after your appointment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4054
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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) : Colchester East Hants Health Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Neuromodulation Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
2412
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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a type of brain stimulation therapy used to treat symptoms of depression. This pamphlet explains how rTMS works, as well as the possible side effects. Information about treatments includes where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Neuromodulation Clinic
Alternate Title
Repetitive TMS : CEHHC
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Depression - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic brain stimulation
Depression, Mental
Specialty
Mental Health and Addictions
Abstract
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a type of brain stimulation therapy used to treat symptoms of depression. This pamphlet explains how rTMS works, as well as the possible side effects. Information about treatments includes where to go, how to get ready, and what will happen during the treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neuromodulation Clinic, CEHHC
Pamphlet Number
2412
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0282
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Your doctor has recommended Botox® injections for your blepharospasm (rapid eye blinking) or facial muscle spasms. Botox® blocks the chemicals that cause the spasms in your muscles. Botox® is not a cure. It helps relieve your symptoms for about 3 months. This pamphlet explains what Botox® is and how it works, how to get ready for your appointment, what will happen during and after the treatment, and side effects. The French version of this pamphlet 1783, "Injection de Botox®", is also availabl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blepharospasm - drug therapy
Eye movements
Injections
Subjects (LCSH)
Eyelids--Diseases
Botulinum toxin
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Your doctor has recommended Botox® injections for your blepharospasm (rapid eye blinking) or facial muscle spasms. Botox® blocks the chemicals that cause the spasms in your muscles. Botox® is not a cure. It helps relieve your symptoms for about 3 months. This pamphlet explains what Botox® is and how it works, how to get ready for your appointment, what will happen during and after the treatment, and side effects. The French version of this pamphlet 1783, "Injection de Botox®", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0282
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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Nova Scotia Health. Diagnostic Imaging, IWK Health. Diagnostic Imaging. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0456
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MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body. These images will help your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) or specialist diagnose your condition. An MRI does not hurt. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Diagnostic Imaging
IWK Health. Diagnostic Imaging
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Subjects (LCSH)
Magnetic resonance imaging
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Abstract
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI machine uses a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer. It does not use radiation or X-rays. The MRI machine takes detailed images that show tissues in your body. These images will help your primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) or specialist diagnose your condition. An MRI does not hurt. This pamphlet explains how long an MRI takes, how to get ready for your MRI, what to bring to your appointment, and what will happen during and after the MRI. Information about children and pregnant people is included. A list of things to tell the technologist about (like if you have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator, aneurysm clips, etc.) is given. The French version of this pamphlet 1960, "Imagerie par résonance magnétique (IRM)", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: MRI
Responsibility
Prepared by: Diagnostic Imaging, Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health
Pamphlet Number
0456
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Endoscopic ultrasound

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gastroenterology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1482
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An endoscopic ultrasound is a test to look at your upper digestive tract, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts, mediastinum (structures in the middle of your chest), and possibly your rectum. This pamphlet covers how to get ready for the test, where to go for the test, how the test is done, and what happens after. A list of precautions for the first 24 hours are provided as well as a list of risks associated with the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1793, "Endo-échographie", is also avai…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gastroenterology
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Endosonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Endoscopic ultrasonography
Abstract
An endoscopic ultrasound is a test to look at your upper digestive tract, pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts, mediastinum (structures in the middle of your chest), and possibly your rectum. This pamphlet covers how to get ready for the test, where to go for the test, how the test is done, and what happens after. A list of precautions for the first 24 hours are provided as well as a list of risks associated with the test. The French version of this pamphlet 1793, "Endo-échographie", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Gastroenterology
Pamphlet Number
1482
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