X-rays have the property of penetrating substances. When X-rays project and penetrate organs and bones of different densities of the human body, they will leave different images on the X-ray film, which help doctors to make the diagnosis. Common X-rays include the diagnosis of fractures, bones, lungs, and other diseases (e.g. kidney stones).
Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed Tomography (CT) is a technique that uses X-rays to penetrate the human body and reconstruct images of organs and tissues in the body through computer analysis. CT images provide more detailed image information than general X-ray films. Better scanning helps the diagnosis of diseases and abnormalities in human organs, tissues and bones.
Mammography is a specialized radiological examination of the breasts. It is clinically used to detect breast lumps, tumors, and calcifications. It can display small lesions that may not be detectable in self breast examinations. Mammography is one of the effective methods for diagnosing breast cancer, and it may also be able to detect the change in the early stages of the breasts.
Ultrasound scanning uses high-frequency sound waves to detect the muscle tissue and internal organs of the human body into images for evaluation. The ultrasound scanner of our centre can detect tumors and cysts in organs, including liver, gallbladder, pancreas and other organs, and can assess the condition of blood vessels in a non-invasive manner.
Bone density assessment
Bone density assessment is the use of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry to scan the bone density of lumbar spine and femur at two different energy levels of X-rays to assess whether the patient has osteoporosis. People with osteoporosis are more likely to suffer from fracture than general population. Early diagnosis can prevent further bone deterioration and related diseases in time. The bone density assessment also determines whether menopausal women need hormone replacement therapy.
An electrocardiogram records heart rates and rhythm in resting condition. The principle is to use a slight current through the myocardium to show changes in the heart current and to determine abnormal heartbeats. Cardiologists can diagnose and evaluate the patient's condition based on the waveform changes of the electrocardiogram. It is the best way to diagnose cardiac arrhythmia, ischemic heart disease and myocardial infarction at an early stage.
Helicobacter pylori test
Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that lives in the stomach and duodenum. It can cause mild chronic inflammation of the gastric mucosa, or even gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer and stomach cancer. The Helicobacter pylori test is a non-invasive, safe and reliable test for diagnosing whether a patient is infected with Helicobacter pylori; this test can also be used for follow-up of eradication.