Health Check and Diagnostic Imaging
X-Ray

Theory
X-Ray, is a kind of radiation which can penetrate through human body and project onto a film or detector. X-Ray is widely used in showing foreign objects inside your body, the status of fracture, mammography and bone densitometry. Although X-ray involves radiation, the radiation dose is little. Taking chest X-ray examination as an example, the radiation dose of a chest X-ray examination is equal to the cosmic radiation dose received from universe during a flight flying from Hong Kong to Japan.

Instrument
The Luminos Agile Max X-ray system is a new generation of Digital Radiography (DR) integrated fluoroscopic system, it has a height-adjustable table which is easy and safe for positioning and transferring patients with low mobility. Medical staff can also choose a comfortable working height. The large 43cm x 43cm MAX dynamic flat panel detector provides 16% more patient coverage than a conventional 33 cm image intensifier. More patient coverage means number of x ray exposure can be reduced. In addition, the comprehensive CARE dose reduction program decreases radiation exposure for patients, without compromising image quality. The advance DR system can display the image right after the exposure without secondary processing procedures, which means examination times can be much shortened.

Body parts that can be imaged

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Examination Process
To ensure image quality, patients should take off all accessories including ear rings, watches and necklaces before examination. During X-Ray examination, patients need to lie down on the table. Patients should be in a steady position while radiographers are taking photos outside the X-Ray room.

Precautions
Barium (Meal / Follow through)

  • Please notify our staff if you are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant.
  • Fasting for 8 hours prior to examination. Do not drink.

Intravenous Urography (I.V.U.)
  • Please notify our staff if you are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant.
  • Fasting for 6 hours prior to examination. Do not drink.
  • Must empty bladder before examination.
  • Please avoid any alimentary tract contrast tests 7 days prior to examination.
  • Please inform our staff if you have Asthma or other allergies.
  • If patient are on Metformin (Glucophage), please stop this drug for 24 hours before examination and 48 hours after the examination.

Hysterosalpingogram (H.S.G.)
  • Please notify our staff if you are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant.
  • Sexual intercourse is not allowed from the first day of menstruation until examination. Examination should be done within 3 days after menstruation clears up.
  • Please inform our staff if you have Asthma or other allergies.

Appointment Making
Please make appointment. Please bring old films and reports at time of examination for comparison.

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