What kind of diagnostic methods are available at Dr. Rose Private Hospital?
1. X-ray examination
Imaging study via the production of ionizing radiation, routinely used today, based on an appropriate medical indication. It is used primarily to assess our skeletal system (bones and joints), our thoracic organs (lung screening, inflammation, preoperative investigation), and certain emergency chest-abdominal diseases. No preparation required, painless.
After the affected part of the body is exposed, we usually take a 2-view x-ray in the still state. Following an appropriate indication, with maximum observance and application of the statutory radiation protection regulations the examination is harmless. The potential information may be more beneficial to the patient’s health than the risk of radiation exposure. Our digital x-ray machine reduces unnecessary radiation exposure to patients via a lower radiation dose, while ensuring a more precise, excellent high-resolution image quality. Be sure to tell your doctor beforehand if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
In Hungary, breast cancer is an increased health risk for women over the age of 40, so regular breast screening is recommended. In breast cancer screening, mammography using soft x-ray radiation is the only scientifically proven procedure. In our institute we use a high-tech direct digital mammography machine. It is recommended that the test be performed in the first half of the cycle, i.e., within 15 days of the first day of menstruation.
During the examination, the breasts are compressed from two directions before images are recorded. We perform complex breast screening in our institute (mammography + physical examination + ultrasound examination). If necessary, 3-dimensional tomosynthesis, biopsy (thin and thick needle), and stereotactic sampling are also performed. Over the age of 35, ultrasound is not a substitute for mammography. Prior to plastic surgery, for the over 30s we perform complex breast screening.
3. Ultrasound examination
Ultrasound is a set of high-frequency ultrasound beams that are reflected from the tissue interface as they pass through our body. From the ultrasound beam recovery, imaging is made possible by computerized image processing. It is suitable for painless, harmless, unlimited, and repeatable screening or targeted testing based on clinical indications. Problems connected with internal medicine, surgery, endocrinology, urology, gynecology, the blood vessels, joints, and peripheral nerves can all be diagnosed using an ultrasound examination, and often problems can be revealed even before the appearance of specific complaints, thus it can be used as a screening test.
The patient lies on the examination table once the affected area has been exposed. The affected body part is smeared with gel, then the specialist uses the transducer (probe) to display and record the examined region on the screen. After the examination, the result is discussed and a test finding is made.
How should you arrive for an ultrasound examination?
Preparations for abdominal and pelvic examinations:
- arrive on an empty stomach (fasting for 6 hours before the test)
- full bladder required (still water may be consumed prior to the examination)
However, most ultrasound examinations do not require prior preparation.
Diabetic patients should indicate their illness when making an appointment so that our staff can provide the most appropriate time.
Ultrasound examinations available at our institute
- Abdominal pelvic ultrasound
- Vascular ultrasound of the neck
- Neck soft tissue examination
- Thyroid ultrasound
- Peripheral Doppler ultrasound (venous, arterial)
- Soft tissue ultrasound
- Joint ultrasound (preliminary 2-view x-ray required for the affected region)
- Peripheral nerve examination (2-view x-ray of the affected region, electroneurogram examination result and clinical indication, as well as preliminary documentation, surgical description required)
- Baby screening: skull, abdomen, hips
- Fetal ultrasound, 4D fetal ultrasound