Diagnostic studies are the necessary medical tests that are carried out to determine or know the extent of the disease or problem that a patient suffers, especially if they are elderly. Diagnostic studies, therefore, aim to know the patient’s condition to carry out the most appropriate treatment.
Pulse and blood pressure are the two most common and simplest tests performed to assess the initial situation of a senior patient. However, there are numerous tests, some of them carried out using very sophisticated equipment, aimed at objectively knowing the condition of a patient.
The most frequent diagnostic studies for elderly patients are:
- Magnetic resonances
- Bone scintigraphy