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CT HEART SCAN


CT Heart Scan

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in Malaysia and many parts of the world. Early detection is important because heart attacks can occur in the absence of significant coronary artery narrowing.

Would you like to have your heart and coronary arteries checked non-invasively?
If so, there is now an revolutionary way of doing this. Our new 64-slice CT scanner produces 3D images of a beating heart and the coronary arteries in great detail. The scan can detect coronary artery stenosis and characterise plaque deposits. A few additional seconds of imaging will also provide the Calcium Score of your coronary arteries.

Who will benefit from the CT heart scan?
Patient with atypical chest pain.
Patient with equivocal stress test.
Asymptomatic patient with one or more of the following risk factors: Smokers, high cholesterol level, family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, overweight, diabetes mellitus & sedentary lifestyle.
The CT Heart Scan is also useful to ascertain by-pass graft status, stent patency and coronary artery anomalies.

LOW DOSE LUNG SCREENING


Low Dose Lung Screening

Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death among men and women worldwide. Most lung cancers are discovered late, resulting in a 5-year survival rate of only 14%. Only 15% of lung cancers are found at an early stage. The five year survival for early resectable lung cancer can be 70% or higher. CT lung screening may lead to an early detection and therefore early treatment can be successfully carried out.

What is low dose CT lung screening?
- It is a low dose CT examination to detect lung cancer in patients without any symptoms.
- It is able to visualize a variety of lung abnormalities that cannot be seen on a chest radiograph.
- It improves the likelihood of detecting small lung nodules, some of which may be cancerous.

Who may benefit from low dose CT lung screening?
- Current or former smokers with greater than 10-20 pack year history (the number of packs smoked per day multiplied by the number of years of smoking).
- Family history of lung cancer.
- Increased exposure to various carcinogens and irritants e.g. asbestos and radon.

CT COLONOGRAPHY


CT Colonography

What is CT Colonography?
It is a diagnostic imaging study of the large intestine, ie, colon and rectum or colorectal in short. It uses state of the art, fast, modern, multidetector CT scanners, with rapid 3 dimensional imaging facilities. The whole procedure takes less than 10 minutes. It is painless. Requires no sedation and is carried out as an outpatient procedure. Images of the wall of the colon will be obtained after air insufflation. In addition, lesions outside the colon such as aortic aneurysms and pelvic tumours are also imaged.

What is the main application in clinical practice of CT Colonography?
Early detection of colorectal cancers and polyp are the prime objectives in "Screening" CT Colonography. Early detection of these cancers account for a 90% increase in survival rates. Colorectal cancers are the second most frequent cancers in this part of the world - 2nd to lung cancers in males and breast cancers in females. It is also noteworthy that the incidence of colorectal cancers is on the increase consequent to change in diet, life style patterns and increasing obesity.

Who would benefit from CT Colonography?
Individuals above 50 years of age. Younger individuals with a family history of cancer or a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease. Frail and elderly patients who may be unsuitable for barium enemas or conventional colonoscopy. It is also used to complete an incomplete colonoscopic examination.

What is the radiation involved in CT Colonography?
With present day very fast CT scanners the dose involved is less than that of conventional x-rays of the lumbar spine or the pelvic bones.

DENTAL CT

Dental CT

A dental implant is a highly sophisticated procedure. The more information your surgeon has about the anatomy of your mouth before your dental implant, the better your outcome.
What is dental CT?

It is a quick and It is a quick and safe diagnostic CT examination that produces tomographic views of your teeth that allows your surgeon determine pre-surgically if you are a suitable implant candidate. It provides the surgeon with important anatomical information.


The benefits for patient care using 3D imaging pre-implant surgery include:
Pinpointing the location of the nerve canal.
Permitting precision planning of implant placement.

Who may benefit from dental CT?
- Any potential dental implant candidate.

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