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Diagnostic technologies have a crucial impact on the quality of health care processes and outcomes. They help detect and diagnose disease more quickly at an earlier stage, even before symptoms occur and determine disease risk earlier. They also have vital importance in choosing more targeted, effective, and often less invasive treatments, monitoring treatment to effectively manage chronic diseases as well as estimating patient prognosis.
Diagnostic imaging enables rapid diagnosis with visualization in order to identify a medical condition and treat disease. At Medicover Hospital there is a wide range of cutting-edge diagnostic imaging machines and techniques that can create visual representations of the internal activities and structures of the body. The type of the imaging method to choose depends on the symptoms and the part of the body being examined.
Computed tomography (CT) is an advanced diagnostic medical test that creates cross-sectional pictures of the inside of the body, providing detailed information and high quality images. CT scanning is a completely painless, noninvasive, fast and accurate procedure. It is used for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and helps explore numerous diseases and conditions by its special x-ray equipment.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an advanced technique that uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves in order to provide detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body. The MRI machine can also generate three-dimensional images that may be viewed from many different angles. It helps diagnose or monitor treatment for a wide range of conditions and can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body. It is widely preferred to examine the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), bones, joints, and soft tissues.
X-ray or radiography uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to create images of the body’s internal structures. It helps quickly confirm the presence or the absence of the injury or disease of our patient. The X-ray is beneficial for investigating almost all the part of the body and any symptoms before, during and after surgery and is often used to diagnose fractured bones, look for injury or infection and to locate foreign objects in soft tissue.
Colonoscopy is utilized for the diagnostics of the colon, rectum and distal part of small intestine. It helps find areas of inflammation or bleeding, ulcers, colon polyps and tumors. During a colonoscopy, abnormal growths can be removed and tissue samples (biopsy) can be collected.
Gastroscopy is one of the most advanced diagnostic device to diagnose problems of the upper digestive system, that consists of the esophagus (gullet), stomach and duodenum. It involves the usage of an endoscope, which is a small flexible tube with a camera and light, to search for abnormalities. A biopsy (a small piece of the lining of the stomach) may be collected and examined in the laboratory to detect eventual infections.
Diagnostic ultrasound (also called sonography) is a diagnostic imaging method based on high-frequency sound waves that are reflected by tissue to varying degrees to provide images. It is used to see internal body structures, including the abdominal organs, heart, breast, muscles, tendons, arteries and veins. It has numerous advantages which make it ideal in many situations, particularly that it studies the function of moving structures in real-time.