Heart disease, stroke and cancer are still the leading causes of death in many countries including Malaysia. Many diseases have no warning signs and symptoms, particularly in the early stages.Looking for risk factors and early detection of diseases may enable appropriate intervention to prevent complications and improve survival.
Periodic health assessment involves evaluation of a person’s risk for disease by means of history, physical examination and appropriate diagnostic investigations.These investigations may include laboratory investigations, diagnostic imaging, exercise stress test, endoscopy etc.
Certain investigations require you to fast for at least 6 hours. Small amounts of water may be allowed in all investigations with the exception of upper endoscopy. Virtual and fiberoptic colonoscopy will require 2 days of bowel preparation.Please refer to the individual health plans on our website for specific preparations.
The duration of each examination varies. Listed below are approximates, including preparation time. The actual scanning time is in brackets:
- Coronary calcium score 10 min (5 sec)
- Coronary CT angiography 30-60 min depending on heart rate ( 5-10 sec)
- Virtual colonoscopy 30 min (10 sec)
- MDCT lung 10 min (< 5 sec
Most results should be ready latest by the end of the day.Written reports, together with scan images will be provided to you. Either the in house physician or your own referring physician will discuss the results with you.
No referral is required.
However, should anyone requires some consultation before undergoing certain health assessments, a pre-consultation with our doctors can be arranged.
The Lightspeed VCT is able to capture any organ within a few seconds. It is also able to capture images of the heart and coronaries in fewer than 5 heartbeats.
The computed tomography (CT) is a medical diagnostic tool that allows visualization of internal structures within the human body. This aids the physicians in diagnosing certain diseases, viewing certain internal abnormalities and assessing the extent of traumatic damage.
A CT scan involves lying on the CT couch, holding your breath and remaining still for a short interval while images are being acquired.For descriptions of the individual scans, please refer to the health plans on our website
As with other medical procedures, x-rays are safe when used with care. Radiologists and x-ray technologists have been trained to use the minimum amount of radiation necessary to obtain the needed results. Properly conducted imaging carries minimal risks and should be performed when clinically indicated. The amount of radiation used in most examinations is very small and the benefits greatly outweigh the risk of harm.X-rays are produced only when a switch is momentarily turned on. As with visible light, no radiation remains after the switch is turned off.