Tests & Treatments
There's a space between the bones and muscles of your chest wall and your lungs called the "pleural space." Sometimes, because of an injury or illness, this space fills up with air or fluid. If this happens, doctors may need to get the air or fluid out with something called a 'chest tube.' This video shows how it is done.
Sometimes you have stuff in your stomach (like too much air of fluid) that's got to come out. And sometimes you might need a little help getting stuff (like food or medicine) into your stomach. To get things into or out of your belly, your doctor may want to insert an "NG" tube. This video shows you what you need to know about NG tube insertion.
There's an old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. A picture of the inside of your body -- called a "medical image" -- may be worth more than that! This video discusses three different ways your care team can take a medical image: x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs.