Exercise Stress Test (Treadmill)
A screening test for coronary artery disease where the patient walks briskly on a moving treadmill, and the heart ECG is recorded continuously during the test.
A simple test that records your heart’s electrical activity to diagnose heart disease.
Lung Function Test (Spirometry)
Simple and safe test of lung function to determine if there is any airflow limitation during breathing.
The chest x-ray is the most commonly performed diagnostic x-ray examination. A chest x-ray makes images of the heart, lungs, airways, blood vessels and the bones of the spine and chest.
Ultrasound (Abdomen and Pelvis)
A safe and non-radiation screening test to produce images of organs such as the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, ovaries, uterus and prostate using ultrasound waves.
SurePath Liquid-based Pap Test
A Pap smear is a simple, quick, and relatively painless screening test in which a sample of cells from a woman’s cervix (the end of the uterus that extends into the vagina) is collected and spread (smeared) on a microscope slide. The cells are examined under a microscope in order to look for pre-malignant (before-cancer) or malignant (cancer) changes.
2D Echocardiogram, Colour Doppler and M-Mode Studies
A safe, painless and accurate assessment of heart function by using ultrasound waves.Use of ultrasound beams to reflect the moving red blood cells, which is used to measure the blood flow and pressure inside the heart and great vessels.
A precise measurement of the heart dimensions, and is used for diagnosis of diseases of the valves, enlarged heart muscle wall and pericardium (outer covering of the heart).
Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
The thickness of plaque build-up and the type of plaque in the carotid artery is directly correlated to atherosclerosis disease in the coronary artery of the heart. By assessing the carotid artery wall thickness and plaque build-up, the risk of heart disease can be measured, monitored and modified even more precisely than using blood pressure or cholesterol as indicators.
Using IMT scan (intima-media thickness), a non-invasive and highly sensitive picture can be taken of the carotid arteries of the neck. This quick non-invasive procedure is performed by a skilled ultrasound technician and interpreted by your physician. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes and involves taking 3 pictures of each carotid artery while you are fully clothed. The pictures are then analysed by your physician and reviewed in your follow-up appointment.