It Is Suitable For
· Those in Goyang, South Korea interested in screening for cancer.
· Those with concerns regarding cancer.
· Those with concerns regarding the gastrointestinal tract.
· Those who want to have an early diagnosis of cancer.
· Those who want to keep track of the health condition annually.
What is Premium Smart Screening?
There are various in-depth medical screening available at our affiliated clinic depending on which area you wish to focus on for detailed screening.
Premium Smart Screening is one of the packages available which includes an overall test for blood, brain, heart, lung, abdomen, and gastrointestinal tract.
· In-depth arteriosclerosis test (blood)
· Cardiac ultrasonography
· Carotid ultrasonography
· Abdominal and pelvic CT
· Low-dose lung CT
· Brain MRI+MRA
· Gastroscopy (sedated)
· Korean medicine test
This is a blood test performed to detect levels of cholesterol and blood sugar that may increase the risk of arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis is a condition when the blood vessels carrying oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of the body become thick, this slows and restricts blood flow to your tissues and organs. Usually, this happens when there is an excess buildup of fats, cholesterol, and other substances such as plaque in and on your artery wall. A plaque can burst which then would trigger a blood clot later on. Arteriosclerosis is considered a heart problem but it is preventable and treatable. Thus, this blood test procedure is important to diagnose early signs of the condition.
Cardiac and Carotid Ultrasonography
Cardiac ultrasonography is performed to examine the size and shape of the cardiac chambers in systole and diastole, the appearance of heart valves, and the orientation of the great vessels. 2D cross-sectional images of intracardiac anatomy will be produced by a stop-action compound scan pulse-echo ultrasound.
Carotid ultrasonography is a technique done to evaluate structural details of carotid arteries. It is an ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging process used to diagnose carotid artery stenosis (CAS) as well as assessing arteriosclerotic plaque morphology and characteristics.
Computed Tomography (CT) scans can be performed for examining the abdomen, pelvis, as well as lungs.
Low-dose lung CT is the only recommended screening test used for detecting lung cancer. For the CT scan done on the abdomen and pelvis, it helps to detect diseases of the small bowel, colon, and other internal organs; also, often used for determining the cause of unexplained pain.
Brain MRI and MRA
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used for detecting various brain conditions such as cysts, tumors, bleeding, swelling, developmental and structural abnormalities, infections, inflammatory conditions, or problems with blood vessels.
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) uses a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to create 3D images of blood vessels present in the brain.
Gastroscopy is actually an examination of your stomach and it aims to confirm or rule out the presence of medical conditions like stomach ulcers or gastritis. Gastroscopy can sometimes be used to widen a narrowed esophagus that causes pain or swallowing difficulties. These kinds of conditions may be caused by GORD, oesophageal cancer, or radiotherapy to the esophagus.
Advantages and Limitations of Premium Smart Screening
· Safe procedure
· Effective tools
· Measures body functions
· Provides detailed anatomic information
· Treats various gastrointestinal disorders
· Minimizes morbidity and mortality
· Possible risks like infection, bleeding and reaction to sedation
Q1: Is fasting required?
A1: Yes, fasting is required for at least 8 hrs prior to the blood test.
Q2: Can CT scans cause cancer?
A2: No, they will not cause cancer. Since very low doses of ionizing radiation is used, no harmful effects have been observed in humans who have taken CT scans. However, if you are pregnant, do consult a doctor to discuss whether a CT scan is suitable for you.
Q3: How often do I need to go for a medical checkup?
A3: Once a year is a common rule. However, your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. the food you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke), as well as other critical indicators can influence what and how often you need a check-up.
Q4: Will low-dose lung CT show other lung abnormalities besides cancer?
A4: Yes, the process is able to detect old or new pneumonia, tuberculosis, or emphysema.
Q5: I have had a chest x-ray before, is low-dose lung CT still necessary?
A5: A chest x-ray only shows 2 views of your chest which is front and side, CT scan shows cross-sectional images all through your chest. Thus, tiny abnormalities can only be detected with CT scan.
[Clinic Name] Dongguk University Ilsan Medical Centre
[Location] Goyang, South Korea
[Nearest Stations / Attractions] Clinic is 20 mins drive from the city center of Seoul and about 8 mins walk from Daehan Theater.
[Clinic Opening Time] 24 hrs