This is a checkup involving medical imaging. It is used to examine internal organs in the abdomen, like the liver, the gallbladder, the spleen, the pancreas and the kidneys. The blood vessels running across some of these organs can also be examined by ultrasound. The machine sends out high-frequency sound waves reflected by the body structures. A computer receives these waves and uses them to create an image. Unlike X-rays or computerized tomographs, this test does not expose you to ionizing radiation.
You can submit to this test to:
This is an examination of the beginning of the alimentary canal (esophagus, stomach and first part of the duodenum) performed by a gastroscope, an instrument with the form of a large and flexible tube of optical fibre, connected to a camera and a light source. Inserted into the mouth, it allows an examination with a direct view of the injuries inside the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, as well as taking tissue samples if necessary.
In general, it is useful with the investigation of the following symptoms:
This is an examination in which the inside of the colon (large intestine) and the rectum are visualized through an instrument called colonoscope.
Colonoscopy can be used for the following reasons: