Other Investigations

Benefits of Specific Investigations

 

  • Treadmill ECG

This investigation allows for continuous monitoring of the heart from rest till near maximum heart rate. Many life threatening conditions like Ischaemic Heart Disease & Arrhythmias only manifest themselves when the heart rate is elevated.

This investigation is useful for those who want to know more regarding their cardiac health.

It is especially important for those with risk factors of heart disease like hyperlipidaemia, hypertension, obesity, a smoking history or family history of heart disease.

 

  • Ultrasound Abdomen

This scan allows for visualization of the 5 organs – namely liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen and kidneys. Due to the location of the organs abdominally, presentation of problems usually occur late. This abdominal scan will be able to detect early lesions.

It is useful for those who want a greater assurance of the health of these five important abdominal organs.

 

  • Ultrasound Liver

This specific scan visualizes the liver and should be part of a health screening package for all Hepatitis B carriers and alcohol drinkers.

 

  • Ultrasound Prostate

Prostate cancer is the 3rd most common male cancer. Benign prostate enlargement leading to obstructive symptoms happen commonly in men above 50 years old.

This scan will allow an estimation of the prostate size and detect any abnormal growths.

 

  • Ultrasound Bladder

Bladder cancer remains in the top 10 male cancer list yearly. This specific scan will aid in the early diagnosis of this common cancer.

 

  • Ultrasound Breast

This specific scan looks for lumps and cyst in the breast. This is useful for women above 30 years of age as Breast cancer remains the number one female cancer.

 

  • Ultrasound Pelvis

Ovarian and Endometrial cancers feature among the top 5 female cancers yearly. Uterine fibroids are common after the age of 30 years old. The pelvic scan visualises these areas and will aid in early diagnosis.

 

  • Mammogram

This specific xray detects microcalcifications that are found in Breast cancers.

It is highly recommended for all women above 40 years of age.

 

  • Ultrasound Thyroid

Thyroid cancer remains in the top 10 list of female cancers yearly. This specific scan will aid in the early diagnosis of this common cancer.