HealthScan Malaysia™ houses the 1st SOMATOM Definition Flash CT Scanner in Malaysia.
What is a CT (computed tomography) scan?
A CT (computed tomography) scan is a relatively simple, safe and completely painless examination that radiologists have performed for many years
What makes the SOMATOM Definition Flash CT scanner special?
It is one of the world’s most accurate scanners with the ability to identify structures as small as 0.33mm – that’s smaller than a grain of sand
It is one of the world’s fastest scanners with the ability to scan the entire heart in only 0.28 seconds
It has by far one of the world’s lowest patient radiation exposure. This allows radiation doses below 1mSv for non-invasive coronary angiography compared to 8mSv to 40mSv radiation exposure encountered with other scanners
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 plaque- the main cause of heart attack and stroke - in the heart and brain vessels at the earliest stages of development, well before they are detectable using existing non-invasive methods such as stress test, nuclear imaging and ultrasound/Doppler studies
Perform non-invasive total body angiogram accurately as an alternative to the invasive method to assess coronary, peripheral and cerebral blockages, bypass grafts, stents and congenital abnormalities
Detect stroke early
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