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Valvuloplasty
Valvuloplasty is a procedure done to repair stenotic (stiff) heart valve. It is done using a catheter and small incisions.
Vascular Studies
Vascular studies use ultrasound (sound wave) technology to assess the flow of blood in arteries and veins in the arms, legs, and neck.
Venogram
A venogram is a test that lets your doctor see the veins in your body, especially in your legs. A special dye is injected that can been seen on an X-ray. The dye lets your doctor see how you’re your veins are and how healthy they are.
Virtual Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer Screening
Virtual colonoscopy (also known as CT colonography) is a procedure that is done to look for small polyps or other growths inside your colon. Polyps that grow on the inside lining of the colon sometimes turn into colon cancers.
Vertebroplasty
Vertebroplasty is a procedure used to treat fractures or breaks in the vertebrae. In this procedure, a thick cement mixture is injected into a fractured vertebra to stabilize the spine.
Vasectomy
Vasectomy is surgery a man may choose if he does not want to father any more children. It's permanent male birth control.
Varicella-Zoster Virus Antibody
This test looks for antibodies in your blood that your body makes against the varicella-zoster virus. The virus causes chickenpox and shingles.
VDRL (CSF)
This test looks for signs of neurosyphilis in your cerebrospinal fluid. Neurosyphilis happens when syphilis isn't treated and spreads to the spinal cord and brain.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
This test measures the amount of a substance in your body that helps new blood vessels form. The test can help monitor cancer treatment.
Viral Culture
This test checks to see whether an infection is caused by a bacterium or a virus. It can also tell which specific virus is causing your infection.

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