preoperative patient screening

preoperative patient screening

a range of diagnostic tests the results of which, in combination with the patient history and examination, assist the surgeon's assessment of the patient suitability for surgery, and choice of operative procedure; e.g. imaging (radiographs, ultrasound/bone/magnetic resonance imaging scans), blood tests (full blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein), cardiovascular function (ability to climb stairs, blood pressure, pulse, ankle-brachial pressure index, blood gases)