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HealthScan Malaysia™
Level 1, Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
T : +603 22767108
E : info@healthscan.com.my

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri  : 8:30am till 5:30pm
Sat         : 8:30am till 1:00pm

 
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Frequently asked questions:

•  Why screen when I am healthy?
•  What state-of-the-art equipment does HealthScan Malaysia™ utilize?
•  What can the HealthScan Malaysia™ team offer using this revolutionary    technology?
•  Can the scan detect cancer?
•  What additional high-technology medical diagnostic services
   and facilities does HealthScan Malaysia™ offer?
•  What is a CT scan?
•  What does a scan involve?
•  Can I eat beforehand?
•  What can I expect when I arrive for my scan?
•  What preparation do I have to undertake before a scan?
•  How long does a scan take?
•  Does it hurt?
•  Is it safe?
•  I get claustrophobic and don't really want to go inside a scanner.
•  How long does it take to receive results for a scan?
•  What should I do with the results of my scan?
•  Type of scans available at HealthScan Malaysia™ and the charges?
•  Is a doctor's referral necessary for a scan to be scheduled?



Why screen when I am healthy?
 
•  Heart disease, stroke and cancer are the leading causes of death in the world
•  Over half of these deaths occur in people without any warning signs - often, the first sign of a health problem is a heart attack, sudden death and stroke whilst the earliest cancer symptoms may not occur until the disease is widespread
•  Earlier detection of any complications
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What state-of-the-art equipment does HealthScan Malaysia™ utilise?
  At HealthScan Malaysia™, we endeavour to use the most advanced technology when screening individuals.

We have the flash speed, low radiation dose scanner called the SOMATOM Definition Flash. It is one of the most advanced technologies in health care today, the first of its kind in Malaysia.

Prior to the introduction of the multi-detector CT scanner, non-invasive (i.e. non operation required) ways of detecting heart disease and stroke relied on methods that only allowed diagnosis of the disease when it was already at an advanced stage.

The latest SOMATOM Definition Flash CT scanner, available at HealthScan Malaysia™ allows these medical conditions to be detected at a very early stage.

Other non-invasive diagnostic tools such as mammography, tumour markers and virtual colonoscopy are also available.

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What can the HealthScan Malaysia™ team offer using this revolutionary technology?
 
•  Use calcium scoring to survey all the vessels of the heart to give you an assessment of heart attack risk.
•  Identify vulnerable deposits of atheroma (plaque)- the main cause of heart attack and stroke - in the heart and brain vessels at the earliest stages of development before they are detectable using existing methods including stress testing, nuclear imaging and Ultrasound/Doppler studies
•  Perform non-invasive total body angiogram accurately as an alternative to the invasive method to assess coronary, limb and head and neck blockages, bypass grafts, stent and congenital abnormalities.
•  Detect early cancer in the major organs including the brain, lungs, liver and kidneys
•  Perform non-invasive Virtual colonoscopy to detect polyps and early cancer in the large bowel helping avoid the discomfort and inconvenience of endoscopic colonoscopy.
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Can the scan detect cancer?
  The SOMATOM Definition Flash CT scanner may detect abnormalities such as nodules,
masses, cysts or tumours as small as 0.33mm - that’s the size of a grain of sand.

If the scan detects an abnormality, it is up to you and your personal physician to decide whether you should have any further testing to see whether or not the abnormality is cancerous. The report you will receive will aid in that decision. Early detection of cancer may improve your chances of survival.

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What additional high-technology medical diagnostic services and facilities does HealthScan Malaysia™ offer?
 
•  Onsite Chemical and Pathology Laboratory with reliable results within 2 hours.
•  Non-invasive Cardio-respiratory Diagnostic Facilities including ECG, Stress Testing, Lung Function Test, Body-Fat Analysis and Heart Ultrasound (Echo).
•  General X-ray, abdominal and pelvic Ultrasound, DEXA Bone Densitometry and Mammography.
•  Onsite Cardiologist, General Practitioner and Dietitian.
•  Cardiac Rehabilitation Service - for optimal post heart attack or bypass surgery recovery and lifestyle advice for those with high risk factors.
•   VIP lounge with internet facilities, free parking,online and phone appointments service, pharmacy and dietitian designed meals.
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What is a CT scan?
  A CT (computed tomography) scan is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that provides clear and detailed images of the body's internal structures.

Thousands of X-ray images are acquired during the scan and processed by a computer that displays the corresponding images on a computer screen. These two- dimensional,
cross-sectional images are often referred to as "slices" and merged to form three and four dimensional images.

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What does a scan involve?
 

A CT scan involves lying on the scanner table, holding your breath and remaining still for a short interval. Depending on the chosen package, various areas can be scanned from the head to the pelvis.

A body scan can include the heart, lungs, abdomen and pelvis.

An abdominal scan includes the liver, pancreas, gall-bladder, kidneys and spleen.

A pelvis scan includes the bladder and prostate or uterus.

All examinations included in the complete scan package may be performed individually.

Ultrasound is the preferred modality for regular screening of the abdomen and pelvis.


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Can I eat beforehand?
  You need to fast for at least 4 hours before your scan and at least 6 hours before any planned blood investigations. Water is allowed.
What can I expect when I arrive for my scan?
  A private waiting area is available where our customer service representative (CSR) will register you and complete a medical history questionnaire including a risk factor assessment.

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What preparation do I have to undertake before a body scan?
  We request that customers fast for at least 4 hours prior to a scan.

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How long does a scan take?
  All of the followings are approximates including standard preparations. The actual machine scanning time is in brackets.

•  Heart Scan 30 minutes (<1 secs)

•  Body Scan 15 minutes (<20 secs)

•  Virtual colonoscopy 15 minutes (<10secs)

•  Virtual colonoscopy with body scan 30 minutes (<20 secs)

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Does it hurt?
  No, the scans are painless and non-invasive. The only mild discomfort arises from the insertion of a small IV cannula for X-ray contrast injection for blood vessel CT scans.

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Is it safe?
  All our body scans involve low-dose radiation and the exposure during a scan is minimal. As with any medical procedure, if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, please inform our doctors and the CRSs before scheduling your examination. It is not safe for pregnant women to undergo a CT scan. Ultrasound scanning however, is safe.

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I get claustrophobic and don't really want to go inside a scanner.
  CT scanners are "open top" so there is no claustrophobia. It looks like a doughnut. Once you go through the hole, it is open on the other side. CT scanners are nothing like a MRI in this respect.

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How long does it take to receive results for a scan?
  Immediately following the scan, the customer meets with our doctors to discuss the results of the scan. A detailed written report complete with scan images is compiled on-site and given to the customer when they leave the centre.

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What should I do with the results of my scan?
  The customer will be free to discuss the results with his/her personal doctor or alternatively we would be happy to assist with a referral to an appropriate specialist.

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Type of scans available at HealthScan Malaysia™ and the charges
  A variety of packages are available to you and you will be given advice on how to select the most suitable option for your needs.

The packages can be found in the HealthScan Malaysia™ leaflet, corporate brochure and on the website. Payment has to be made at the time services are rendered.
Cash and credit cards are accepted.

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Is a doctor's referral necessary for a scan to be scheduled?
  No. You can call and or make an appointment at HealthScan Malaysia™ for a scan at any time.

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