- Double blood vessel scanning
- Echoscopic testing
- Endoscopic testing
- Interventional radiology and cardiology
- Clinical physiology
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Сomputed tomography angiography
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Body composition analysis
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A method of X-ray imaging based on irregular absorption of X-rays by different tissues and organs, that allows for the inspection and evaluation of all human body parts, organs, their position, size, shape, surface and internal structure, certain functions, bloodstream, and for the identification of early disease stages. Computer tomography procedure provides cross-sectional two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of the analyzed area.
Multi-layer computed tomography scanner SOMATOM Definition AS Excel Edition can be used to perform the following procedures:
- Brain computed tomography
- Head computed tomography in two positions (sinus, orbit, pituitary gland)
- Sinus CT (in one position)
- Cervical spine computed tomography
- Thoracic spine computed tomography
- Lumbar spine computed tomography
- Sacral computed tomography
- Computed tomography of a single joint or long bones or Achilles tendon
- Abdominal computed tomography
- Pelvic computed tomography
Computed tomography of large cerebral arteries
Computed tomography of the main neck arteries
Computed tomography of thoracic aorta
Computed tomography of abdominal aorta and its larger branches
Computed tomography of renal arteries
Computed tomography of iliac arteries
Advantages of the multi-layer CT scanner:
- Shorter time of scanning (1.5-3 times faster): the scanner can be used to scan children, restless patients; normally, patients do not need sedation. The patient has to hold his breath for a shorter period of time.
- Over 50 percent less patient exposure to X-rays than in case of the usual spiral single layer computed tomography scanner – the patient is exposed to X-rays for a shorter period of time, adaptive dose of scanning – scanning is carried out only on the specified area.
- Better image quality – allows for seeing more subtle, smaller lesions that remain unseen while scanning with the usual spiral single layer CT scanner.
- More information is obtained during the same procedure: images obtained during a single scanning can be used to carry out various reconstructions – the patient no longer needs to be scanned several times.
- It is easier to scan several areas at the same time, for example: head-neck, neck-chest, etc. Thisis especially convenient for testing cancer patients, trauma patients, etc.
- The use of contrast agent is optimized, it is possible to achieve the same results with a smaller amount of the agent.
- Possibilities and resolution of CT angiography are increased.
MRI examinations are irreplaceable when determining lesions of mussels, joints, meniscus, tendons, ligaments, state of spinal cord, bone marrow, inflammation of brain and spinal cord, multiple sclerosis and some other diseases. Such examinations are highly informative in diagnosing oncologic diseases of various organs and estimating their extension (metastasis). Special MRI programs allow an accurate early stage diagnosis of brain stroke, disorders of brain circulation, aneurisms and others. MRI examinations are also applied when observing disease course and assessing treatment efficiency.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging takes 0.5-1.5 hours and is absolutely safe for both a patient and a doctor, since its functions are based on electromagnetic waves. However, before MRI examinations it is necessary to consult a doctor radiologist regarding contraindications.
- Allergy (identification of allergen) tests
- General tests
- Biochemical tests
- Cytological tests
- Histological tests
- Immunofermental tests
- Identification of infection agents by polymerasis chain reaction method (PCR)
- Blood coagulation indices
- Microbiological testing
After the examinations a specialist shall (if necessary) propose an effective treatment.