Medical Terminology Explanined
Cerebral Checkup
Cerebral checkups are designed to discover any cerebral and cerebrovascular abnormalities early on. These checks can detect brain aneurysms, vascular stenosis, infarctions, artery or vascular anomalies, tumors, subarachnoid-hemorrhage causing lesions and other illnesses without exposure to x-rays. MRI, MRA and CT equipment used in the test can detect early symptoms of cerebral illnesses before they become life-threatening.
Cardiovascular Checkup
Cardiovascular checkups use ultrasound to take tomographic images and show the condition of the heart and renal arteries, as well as the arteries and blood vessels in the neck and lower extremities. They also examine blood flow and valve movement. The tests contribute to the prevention of vascular diseases prevalent in adults, such as arteriosclerosis and infarctions of the heart and brain. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is used measure the heart when resting and the load on the heart after light exercise, and discover potential heart disease.
PET & CT Checkup
Diagnoses in conventional examinations using CT, MRI, and other equipment are made by looking at the shape of the internal organs. In PET examinations, functional diagnoses are made on a screen based on the cell glucose-metabolism. Merging PET functional images and CT figure images gives a more accurate diagnosis of the exact location and size of any lesions than a PET image alone. The examinations in these tours use Phillips PET and CT scanning equipment.
MRI (magnetic resonance image) equipment safely captures a tomogram of the brain using magnets and without exposure to x-rays. Brain atrophy, tumors and infarctions can be discovered using an MRI, as can many other conditions.
MRA (magnetic resonance analyzer) equipment is used to discover cerebral aneurysms, which can cause subarachnoid-hemorrhaging, as well as other vascular diseases.
X-ray CT
X-ray CT scans are useful in the early detection of strokes (subarachnoid hemorrhaging, brain hemorrhaging and brain infarctions) and cerebral atrophy (dementia) using tomographic images of the brain.
PET Scans for Cancer
PET scans for cancerous malignant tumors and other diseases are conducted by injecting FDG, a radiation-emitting drug, into glucose and taking an image of the FDG distribution. Compared to conventional methods, PET scans are effective in cancer diagnosis because the processes uses functional images based on the cell glucose-metabolism.
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