Health Screening Package
(Asymptomatic, According to Age Group)
Diagnostic Package
(Symptomatic, Known or Suspect Heart/Stroke/Cancer condition)
Basic Health Screening
Health Screening Executive (Aged < 35)

Heart Screening (Aged > 35)

Stroke Screening (Aged > 35)

Comprehensive Screening
(Aged > 35)
Heart Diagnostic (Aged > 35)
Comprehensive Diagnostic
(Aged > 35)
Digestive Health
male
female
male
female
male
female
male
female
male
female
male
female
male
female
Medical Examinataion
Full Lab Profile
hs-CRP & Tumour Markers
Testosterone (Male Only)
Vitamin D
Hep C Antibody
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Resting ECG
Exercise Stress Test
Cardiac Echo & Doppler
Ultrasound Abdomen Including Pelvis
Ultrasound Carotid
Global Risk Score
Dexa Bone Density
DSCT Coronary Calcium Scan
DSCT Coronary Angio
Xray Chest
Mri Brain
Mammo / Ultrasound Breast (Female Only)
Pap Smear (Female Only)
Skin Screening
Hearing Test
Eye Screening
Gastroscopy
Colonoscopy
CASP
ABI
Price RM680 RM1730 RM1480 RM3990 RM3640 RM3060 RM3090 RM5700 RM5350 RM6020 RM5670 RM7510 RM7160 RM3970 RM3940
 
KKLIU: 2182/2013
Tumour Markers **
 
 
Additional Option
 
Female Options:-
RM
223
Pap Smear Liquid-based + HPV DNA + LBC
371
Breast Ultrasound
225
Other Options:-
RM
1,130 - 1,700
1,899 - 2,600
Carotid ultrasound
338
ABPM (24-hour blood pressure monitoring)
371
ABI (Ankle Brachial Index)
225



Note:-

  • Foreigners are advised to stay 3 nights in KL.
  • Each HSC patient / visitor will receive a Full Medical Report on the same day, written by cardiologist and other
    clinicians containing all the health information and recommendations you wish to know.

Medical Examination


Thorough Clinical Examination

  • General Inspection – Blood pressure, pulse rate, height, weight, body mass index
  • Heart
  • Lung
  • Abdomen
  • Nervous system
  • Bones & Joints
  • For females: Breast Examination & Pap Smear
    *Mammogram & pap smear is suggested for Female patients with an additional charges.

Comprehensive Blood & Urine Tests


  • Lipid studies
  • Liver function test
  • Renal function test
  • Electrolytes
  • Infectious disease - Syphilis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B Antigen + Hepatitis B Antibody, HIV Screening
  • Arthritis screen
  • H.pylori
  • Thyroid screen
  • Tumour markers - eg: AFP, CEA, CA19-9, CA15-3, CA125 - depending on profile
  • HBA1c
  • Full Blood Count + ESR
  • ABO + Rh grouping
  • Blood film comment
  • Urinalysis

H. pylori Bacteria

H. pylori is always associated with superficial gastritis and sometimes, with chronic atrophic gastritis, which can lead to the development of gastric cancer. H. pylori increases one's risk of getting gastric cancer as high as 6 fold. In some countries, 60% of gastric cancer is attributed to H.pylori.


Cause of Stomach Cancer

  • Stomach Cancer associated with H. pylori bacteria:
    H. pylori bacteria is cancer causing agent. It is known to be responsible for most duodenal ulcers and over two third of stomach ulcers with symptoms displayed like heartburn, indigestion and discomfort or pain in the abdomen.
  • Stomach Cancer not associated with H. pylori bacteria – it is less common.

How Stomach Cancer develops

hpylori
Active Gastritis
Chronic Inflammation
Intestinal Metaplasia (abnormal cell changes)
Dysplasia and carcinoma (Cancer cells development)

Early Symptoms for Stomach Cancer

Unexplained weigh loss and abnormal fatique together with the following symptoms:-

  • Indigestion or burning sensation (heartburn)
  • Discomfort or pain in the abdomen.
  • Bloating of the stomach after meals.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Bleeding (vomiting blood or having blood in the stool).

Early Detection H. pylori bacteria

  • Serology Test – a quantitative determination of anti- H.pylori Ig G antibodies in human blood, which already inclusive in the HSC Diagnostic Packages.
  • Endoscopy Based Test – for the diagnosis of stomach cancer, available at HSC Medical Center.

High Sensitivity C–Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)



  • CRP is a protein produced by liver, when there is any inflammation in our body.
  • High CRP can be caused by heart diseases, cancer, infection, inflammatory diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • No special preparation or injection are required.
  • Therefore, CRP Test is done to:
    - monitor inflammatory diseases.
    - evaluate a person's risk of heart disease like heart attack.
  • hs-CRP test can be easily done by testing blood sample.
  • hs-CRP is a more important measure of heart attack or stroke risk than cholesterol.

Treatment effects/Benefits of testosterone replacement.


  • Increase in libido, improvement of sexual satisfaction.
  • Increase in muscle mass and muscle strength.
  • Increase in bone mass.
  • Decrease in adipose tissue (particularly in abdominal; fat).
  • Positive effect on the metabolic syndrome ( decrease in visceral fats).
  • Improvement in wellbeing, mood, performance and cognitive functions.
  • Alleviations of vegetative symptoms such as hot flashes.
  • Maintenance of male pattern body hair and pubic hair, stimulation of beard growth.
  • Improvement in appearance of skin.
  • Improvement in erythropoiesis.

Treatment for testosterone deficiency/Androgen Therapy

The doctor will discuss with you the Age Management Programme and testosterone replacement. Testosterone replacement with Oral tablet testosterone or with injectable testosterone– Convenient, 4 to 5 times a year.

Chest X-Ray


A chest x ray is a painless, noninvasive test that creates pictures of the structures inside your chest, such as your heart, lungs, and blood vessels.

"Noninvasive" means that no surgery is done and no instruments are inserted into your body.

This test is done to find the cause of symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, chronic cough (a cough that lasts a long time), and fever.


Cervical Spine X-Ray Examination


A cervical spine X-ray is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to take a picture of the bones in the back of the neck (cervical vertebrae).

During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through the neck, and an image is recorded on special film or a computer. This image includes the seven vertebrae in the neck area, the first vertebrae of the thoracic spine, and the disk spaces in between them.

The X-ray image is black and white. Dense body parts that block the passage of the X-ray beam through the body, such as the bones, appear white on the X-ray image. Hollow body parts, such as the airways, allow X-ray beams to pass through them and appear black.

A radiographer takes the X-rays. Usually, two different images are taken of the cervical spine: one from the front (AP or anterior-posterior view), and another from the side (lateral view). Occasionally, additional images like open-month view, flexion and extension views of the cervical spine might be needed.

Global Risk Score


HSC Medical Center - Heart Disease Risk Assessment Report
Patient ID Patient Name Gender Date of Birth MRN Date
xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx Female 22/ 5 / 1937 xxxxxxx 3/ 1/2007

 

Framingham System - Risk
  Risk Factor Your Factors Points Relative Risk
1 Gender Female    
2 Age(Years) 69 12  
3 Smoker No 0 1 x
4 Diabetes No 0 1 x
5 Premature heart attack or Stroke Family history No 0 1 x
6 Blood Pressure Medication No    
7 Systolic Blood Pressure(mm Hg) 120-129 1 1.5 x
8 Total Cholesterol(mg / dl) 160-199 1 1 x
9 HDL Cholesterol(mg / dl) Over than 59 -1 0.5 x
    Total Points 13 2% Your 10 years heart attack risk
        9% Average 10 years risk (for others in your age group)

 

Framingham with DSCT Heart Scan Calcium Score - Risk
1 Your total calcium score 10
2 Average heart scan coronary calcium score for your age & gender 150
DSCT Heart Scan Calcium Score 10 years risk of heart disease
3 1 - 80 1.1%

DSCT coronary calcium score is not applicable in post-CABG and post-stenting.

global risk score
DSCT score relative to your age and gender
  1. Normal score for any age is ideally zero.
  2. A negative test implies a low risk of cardiovascular event in next 2-5 years.
  3. A high coronary calcium score, adjusted for age and sex, is a risk factor for adverse coronary events.
  4. The results should always be interpreted in conjunction with the total clinical picture.
  5. Zero score does not absolutely rule out the presence of atherosclerotic plaque,
    including unstable plaque, but does imply a very low likelihood ( < 5%) of significant coronary narrowing.

Welcome to contact HSC Medical Center, your One-stop Medical, Heart and Diagnostic Center for futher information about your DSCT heart scan that helps your prevention of heart attacks.

Pap Smear


pap smear

Key points

  1. Improves Pap test's sensitivity to as high as nearly 95%
  2. Able to send for adjunctive testing such as HPV testing, CT/GC DNA testing.
  3. 100% cell collected send to lab for processing - more accurate results. (special collection device)
  4. Better time management - Fully automotion system.
  5. Reduce unsatisfactory rate compare to conventional pap smear.
  6. 64.4% Increase HSIL + dectection as compare to conventional smear.
 
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Conventional Pap - 10X
(with obscuration)
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Liquid Based Pap Smear (BD SurePathTM - 10X)
(after cell enrichment)

Limitations Conventional Pap Smear

  1. Relatively low sensitivity (50-60% in routine screening setting)
  2. Dysplastic cervical cells not transferred to the slide occasionally
  3. Cells obscured by artifacts such as blood, mucus, red blood cells and inflammatory cells

DSCT Coronary Calcium Score



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CT Calcium Score is indicator for early detection of coronary arteris disease. Cardiac Calcium Scoring is a fast, painless and noninvasive test designed for identifying plaque build-up in the heart.

Calcified plaque, known as hardening of the arteries, is a risk factor that can lead to heart disease. As plaque builds, the arteries become narrow thereby hindering the blood flow.

The newest CT scanner is an advanced multi-slice technology that captures cross-sectional images of the heart at sub-second rates. This test helps to present an overall picture of your heart health. Total time for the exam is less than 10 minutes.

DSCT - Coronary Angiogram


angio
LAD

MRI brain/neck (stroke study)


mri
STROKE STUDY -
MRA CAROTID ARTERIES
mri
STROKE STUDY -
MRI BRAIN
mri
STROKE STUDY -
MRA CEREBRAL ARTERIES

Skin Screening


The rise in the incidence of skin cancers over the past decades is strongly related to increasingly popular outdoor activities and recreational exposure. Overexposure to sunlight is widely accepted as the underlying cause for harmful effects on the skin, eye and immune system. Experts believe that four out of five cases of skin cancer could be prevented, as UV damage is mostly avoidable.

Our skin clinic provides a thorough skin examination, including hair, scalp and nails. This is to exclude any chance an individual might suffer from cancerous/pre-cancerous skin disease as well as atopic/allergic/autoimmune disorders.

Cervical Cancer & HPV: The Basics

  1. Cervical Cancer Still A Health Issue
    • An estimated 12,200 new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed, in the U.S., in 2010
      • More than 9,700 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2007
      • 4,200 of those diagnosed will die of the disease
    • The annual death rate from cervical cancer, globally, in 2008 was 275,000
  2. Women are Still Dying of Cervical Cancer
    • Despite a decline in overall mortality, rates are rising in women aged 20–34 years
    • Morbidities associated with treatment of late-stage cancer are:
      • Infertility
      • Localized fluid retention and tissue swelling
      • Sexual dysfunction
      • Bowel and bladder dysfunction
    • Women in the Prime of Life are Victims of Cervical Cancer
      • Eg Jade Gody (1981-2009): UK celebrity, a newly wed, mother of two, and died at the age of 27 years old
  3. Cervical Cancer is Asymptomatic
    • Most cervical pre-cancers and cancers are asymptomatic
    • Only advanced disease that extends beyond the cervix* may present with vaginal bleeding
    • Cervical Cancer Usually Develops Over 10 Years
  4. HPV: The Facts
    • Leading cause of cervical cancer
    • The most common sexually transmitted infection
    • More than 4 out of 5 women will be infected at some point in their lives
    • Approximately 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV
      • Another 6 million people become newly infected each year
    • Behind all Cervical Cancers there is HPV
  5. Not All HPV Genotypes are the Same
    • There are more than 118 different genotypes of HPV categorized by their risk:
      • Low-risk genotypes infect the cervix, but rarely cause cancer
      • Genotypes 16 and 18 are responsible for 70% of cervical cancer but there are other high-risk genotypes
      • Vaccines do not protect against all high-risk genotypes

HPV Vaccination: Where We Are Now

  1. The Introduction of Vaccines
    • First HPV vaccine approved by FDA in June 2006; second in October 2009
      • Gardasil - Protects against HPV 16 and 18, as well as HPV 6 and 11 (genital warts)
      • Cervarix - Protects against HPV 16 and 18
      • Both vaccines are given as shots and require 3 doses
      • Vaccination of men
  2. HPV Vaccines - Where We Are
    • Only 10 percent of eligible women have taken all three doses of the vaccine
    • Reasons for slow uptake:
      • Eligibility
      • Personal choice
      • Social choice
  3. The Gap
    • It will take a generation to have significant impact on rates of HPV 16 and 18
    • Vaccines do not protect against all high-risk genotypes
    • HPV Screening Is Important Despite Availability of Vaccines

HPV Screening: Understanding It All

  1. The Aim of Screening
    • Identify the few at risk from the many who are not
  2. Screening: Not Happening Enough
    • Patients diagnosed with an invasive cervical malignancy are either unscreened or underscreened with Pap smear
  3. Current American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) Guidelines

    hpv


  4. Test Specifically for HPV
    • Pap tests are effective for screening, but can miss incidences of cervical pre-cancer
    • In the ATHENA trial, 1 in 10 women age 30-years and older, who tested positive for HPV genotypes 16 and/or 18 had cervical pre-cancer although their Pap test was normal
    • Testing for HPV specifically is available

Vaccinated or Not: What Women Need to Know and Do to Prevent Cervical Cancer

  1. Knowledge = Prevention
    • Continue routine screening, even if vaccinated
    • Women age 30+ or those with abnormal/unequivocal Pap test
      • Ask about being screened for high-risk genotypes of HPV, specifically genotypes 16 and 18
    • Cervical cancer is preventable and curable if detected early

References

  1. Jemal A, et al. Cancer Statistics, 2010. CA Cancer J Clin. 2010; 60: 277-300.
  2. Jemal, A, et al. Cancer Statistics, 2007. CA Cancer J Clin. 2007; 57(1), 43-66.
  3. M Arbyn, X, et al. Worldwide burden of cervical cancer in 2008. Ann Oncol. 2011.
  4. Peto J, et al. Lancet. 2004; 364: 249-256.
  5. Waggoner S, Lancet. 2003; 361: 2217-25.
  6. Kumar, V et al. Robbins Basic Pathology(8th ed.). Saunders Elsevier. 2007; 718–721.
  7. Doorbar J. J Clin Sci. 2006; 110: 525–541.
  8. Genital HPV infection - fact sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site. Updated November 24, 2009. Accessed April 19, 2011
  9. Wright and Schiffman. NEJM. 2003.
  10. Doorbar J. J Clin Sci. 2006; 110: 525-541.
  11. Munoz N, et al. Int J Cancer. 2004; 111:278-285
  12. Gardasil and Cervarix PI's
  13. Dempsey A, et al. Worsening disparities in HPV vaccine utilization among 19-26 year old women. Vaccine. 2011; 29 (3): 528-534. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.10.051
  14. Saskiw D, et al. CA Cancer J Clin. 2007; 57:7-28. doi: 10.3322/canjclin.57.1.7
  15. Subramaniam A, et al. Invasive cervical cancer and screening: what are the rates of unscreened and underscreened women in the modern era? J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2011; 15(2): 110-113.
  16. ASCCP Guidelines, 2009.
  17. Roche Molecular Diagnostics. Data on file. 2010.

Siemens Somatom Definition Flash Computed Tomography (CT)

CT Scan

Flash speed. Lowest dose.


The SOMATOM® Definition Flash computed tomography (CT) scanner sets new standards in both image acquisition speed and radiation dose. The SOMATOM Definition Flash is Siemens' latest high-end scanner that is designed specially to make CT exams much healthier for patients.


The enormous speed of the SOMATOM Definition Flash offers decisive advantages, especially regarding examinations of moving structures, such as the thorax and the heart. The fastest scanning speed in CT enable for example, complete scans of the entire chest region in just 0.6 seconds. Thus, patients are no longer required to hold their breath during the exam the way they had in the past.


Besides the reduced radiation exposure that results from the high table speed, SOMATOM Definition Flash offers several other dose-conscious features. Its adaptive Dose Shielding blocks irrelevant radiation that will not be used in image reconstruction. The new system's radiation levels are lower than those of a heart catheter examination, which makes it possible to use computer tomography for routine cardiological examinations.

Siemens Magnetom Aera 1.5T

MRI

The world's first 70 cm Tim+Dot system


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an image-guided process for displaying structures inside the body. The latest Siemens magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, MAGNETOM® Aera (1.5 Tesla) is designed to make MR exams easier for the radiographer and more comfortable for the patient.


The system is equipped with the Tim+Dot system - two newly developed, powerful, and intelligent technologies, Tim® (Total imaging matrix) and Dot (Day optimizing throughput), to enhance both productivity and image quality in the MRI suite. Tim enables increased resolution while Dot is very flexible, making it easy to customize and provide uniquely tailored, optimized scans configurable to patient condition or clinical question.


In combination, these technologies enable practitioners to perform up to 30 percent more exams per day. Furthermore, it comes with a 70-centimeter Open Bore and a short magnet to make exams more patient-friendly, especially for claustrophobic and pediatric patients. It also accommodates for a large variety of body sizes, shapes, and conditions.


The MAGNETOM Aera also comes with Illumination MoodLight™ that can easily be set according to personal preferences. The unique LED light panels provide a more comfortable scanning environment.

Siemens Artis Zee Floor-mounted System

Artiz Zee

There's so much more to zee.


The Artis Zee floor-mounted system features a 20x20 flat detector and offers easy patient access. Its advanced 3D imaging capabilities enhance the decision-making, and facilitate more effective and faster procedures, even under difficult circumstances such as steep angulations and/or obese patients.


Featuring a full-color 56-inch medical-grade screen, the image resolution is four times that of standard high definition (HD). It allow users to view the finest of details with over 200 layout combinations.


Artis zee is the product family name of Siemens systems used for interventional radiology and cardiology as well as for surgery and electrophysiology.

Siemens Syngo.Plaza

Syngo Plaza

syngo®.plaza is Siemens' picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for the day-to-day clinical routine. The system offers a number of advantages that revolutionizes the way clinical images are read.


Whether reading routine or clinical cases, syngo.plaza is the first PACS from Siemens where 2D, 3D, and 4D reading comes together in one place. Compared to the conventional method, syngo.plaza enables doctors to evaluation of images from multiple imaging sources at one workstation.


syngo.plaza speeds up reading. Its time-saving SmartSelect tool knows when to call up 2D, 3D, or 4D applications, remembering the user's preferences, and sort images according to their needs.


Additionally the "Patient Jacket" function makes it easy to see a patient's history at a glance. The function presents the user with a clearly laid out overview of the patient's earlier examinations and reports.


syngo.plaza provides two reading modes - a preconfigured interface or and a screen layout that can be adjusted to their individual needs.

Siemens S2000 Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes to form the images. The probe can be moved along the surface of the body and angled to obtain various views. Ultrasound has been used in a variety of clinical settings, including obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology and cancer detection. The main advantage of ultrasound is able to see the certain structures without using radiation.

Some key functions

  • It is safe (without radiation and there is no risk at all), you can scan the patients repeatedly and have a proper follow-ups.
  • It tells the difference between cysts and solid masses.
  • It can easily tell how close the masses are from the important vessels.
  • It can detect changes consistent with malignancy.
  • It can easily measure dimensions and volume.

Breast Cyst
Breast Cyst
Liver Cyst
Liver Cyst
Multiple Left Kidney Cyst
Multiple Left Kidney Cyst
Ovarian Cyst
Ovarian Cyst
Enlarged Prostate
Enlarged Prostate
Thyroid Nodule
Thyroid Nodule
Fatty Liver
Fatty Liver
Small Right Kidney Stone
Small Right Kidney Stone
Gall Bladder Polyp
Gall Bladder Polyp
Gall Bladder Stone
Gall Bladder Stone
Uterine Fibroid
Uterine Fibroid
 

Siemens SC2000 Echo Cardiography

Siemens SC2000 Echo Cardiography

Cardiac Echo Doppler is a method of obtaining an image of the structure and movement of the heart with zero radiation. It is an excellent tool for the detection of structural, functional, abnormalities of the heart wall, heart chambers, heart valves and large coronary arteries, etc.

Who is a candidate for the test ?

Anyone with heart disease is a candidate for an echocardiogram, to provide an overall picture of the heart structure and function.

Echocardiography can help diagnose the following conditions
  • Congenital heart disease, or defects that are present at birth.
  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Diseases of the sac and fluid that surround the heart.
  • Problems with the muscles of the heart.
  • Problems with the structure of the heart, such as the chambers, valves, or aorta.

What is involved in preparation for the test ?

Generally, no preparation is required for an echocardiogram.


Mitral Stenosis
Mitral Stenosis
Mitral Stenosis
Mitral Stenosis
Tricuspid Regurgitation
Tricuspid Regurgitation
Tricuspid Regurgitation
Tricuspid Regurgitation
Aortic Regurgitation
Aortic Regurgitation
Aortic Regurgitation
Aortic Regurgitation

Siemens Mammomat 1000 Mammography

It is one of the best imaging tools to detect breast lesion and to screen for breast cancer. It allows the detection of a small tumor which cannot be found during a physical examination.

What is Mammography ?
Mammogram
Mammogram shows bilateral
accessory breast (Arrow)

Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose radiation to exam the breasts. The images of the breasts can be viewed on film at a view box or as soft copy on a digital mammography work station. Most medical experts agree that successful treatment of breast cancer often is linked to early diagnosis. Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Current guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40.


For those women who have breast cancer before or high risk due to family history, National Cancer Institute (NCI) advices to perform mammography even before age of 40 after seeking medical advice.


Preparations for the procedure
Siemens Mammomat 1000 Mammography
Mammography Equipment
  • Please inform the radiographer if you are pregnant or suspected pregnant.
  • Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder, or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear on the x-ray film as an artifact.
  • Describe any breast symptoms or problems to the radiographer who perform the exam.
  • Before the examination, please remove all jewelry and clothing above the waist.
  • Bring the previous mammogram film for comparison.
  • Inform the radiographer if you have previous breast implant.

Siemens General X-Ray

Siemens General X-Ray
X-Ray Procedures

An X-ray is an image (picture) of your bones and internal organs. X-rays are most often used to detect bone or joint problems, or to check the heart and lungs (chest X-ray). X-rays work by sending small amounts of radiation through the body. If an X-ray has been ordered, your doctor has decided that its value outweighs any risk.


Before Your X-ray

Getting ready for an X-ray takes little effort. You may be asked to remove your watch, jewelry, or clothing with metal closures from the part of your body that is being X-ray'd. These items could block part of the picture. In some cases, you may be asked to put on a gown. The entire procedure usually takes a few minutes. Extra time is needed to check in.


Let the Technologist Know

For the success of the procedure and for your safety, tell the Technologist:

  • If you are pregnant or suspect you may be. You may be told not to have the X-ray.
  • If you have had an X-ray of this part of your body before. Old X-rays can be compared with new ones.
  • If you have any metal in the part of your body being imaged.

You may be asked about your overall health or any medicines you take.


During Your X-ray
Normal Chest
Normal chest radiograph

You will be asked to sit, stand, or lie on the table. This depends on the part of your body being imaged. A lead apron may be draped over part of your body to shield you from the X-rays. The technologist will leave the room while the X-ray is taken. He or she will talk to you from behind the wall.


With an X-ray of your chest or abdomen, you will have to take a deep breath and hold it for a few seconds.


Each X-ray may require two or more views.


You may be required to change your position before each view.