Radiology2020-07-06T16:20:25+08:00

Diagnostic Imaging

Located in the heart of town at Paragon, our centre provides radiology services in an elevated ambience, completed by service and report efficiency.

Our service suite includes:

DIRECTIONS TO PARAGON

With affordable services and prompt turnaround time, Minmed Radiology works hard to ensure that referring physicians are supported well when providing the best care to their patients.

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How do I prepare for Xray tests?2020-07-06T15:36:01+08:00

Xrays involve the study of a limited body area for evaluation. Minmed uses a digital radiography solution which keeps the amount of radiation and the incidence of retakes as low as possible.

No preparation is necessary. Ladies who are pregnant or possibly pregnant are advised NOT to take X-ray tests, and must inform us before taking such tests.

How do I prepare for Mammogram tests?2020-07-06T15:35:25+08:00

The Mammogram study is an evaluation of the breasts using xrays, and is recommended for ladies above 40 years of age.

Please wear a two-piece outfit and avoid the use of deodorant, lotion, perfume and talc on the day of the study. An optimum window for the test is within 2 weeks after menstruation.

The test will be conducted by our female radiographer. During the process, there will be light firm compression of your breasts which can be uncomfortable. This is unfortunately necessary for proper evaluation.

The mammogram is expected to take under 20 minutes.

How do I prepare for Ultrasound tests?2020-07-06T14:01:02+08:00

Ultrasound studies are a non-invasive way of evaluating soft tissues and organs as part of the health screening process.

If you are having an ultrasound examination of your abdomen, please fast for at least 6 hours. You are encouraged to drink at least 4 cups of water and avoid going to the toilet prior to ultrasound of the pelvis and/or prostate. Please come in loose comfortable attire.

The sonographer will apply a clear viscous gel to the area of examination. An average study may take up to 30 minutes.

As ultrasounds do not involve xrays, it is safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding moms.

How do I prepare for Treadmill Stress tests?2020-07-06T13:59:49+08:00

The Treadmill Stress test or Cardiac Stress test involves the monitoring of the electrical rhythm of your heart as you exercise on a treadmill. Whilst the test takes 30 to 45 minutes including preparation, the actual running time is typically less than 12 minutes.

The test is undertaken by a trained technician with a doctor within the same test premise. It is advisable that you have a light meal and abstain from caffeine prior to the test. Please wear comfortable walking/running shoes as well as a two-piece outfit. The latter is to facilitate placement of test electrodes on your chest.

Please bring a list of your current medication on the day of the study.

How do I prepare for ECG tests?2020-07-06T13:59:15+08:00

The Resting Electrocardiogram (ECG) test is conducted by our technicians to assess the electrical rhythm of your heart.

This test involves the placement of sticker electrodes on your chest as well as your limbs as you lie on the couch. This test typically takes 15 minutes.

Please wear a two-piece outfit to facilitate placement of the chest electrodes. For your comfort, ECGs are conducted only by our female technicians.

How do I prepare for Stool tests?2020-07-06T13:58:33+08:00

The stool test tests for the presence of microscopic blood cells which may not be visible to the human eye.

When collecting the specimen, please use the spatula available in the lid of the container. A small specimen of stool is adequate for analysis. Please note that specimens should be submitted to the clinic on the same day before 3pm (for weekdays) and 11am (for weekends).

If your selected stool test is the conventional faecal blood test (non immunological), you are advised to abstain from consumption of meats 3 days before the study.

How do I prepare for Urine tests?2020-07-06T13:57:30+08:00

Urine tests available may include urine dipstick, urine full examination and microscopic examination (UFEME) and urine micro albumin to creatinine ratio.

These tests involve the collection of a clean specimen of urine midstream. During the collection process, please collect the specimen in the bottle midway through the stream. Kindly avoid collecting the first drops of urine as they appear as this may cause the specimen to be contaminated by skin cells and affecting your results.

Kindly refrain from submitting your urine specimen when you are having your menses. It is advisable to wait till day 5 of your menstrual cycle (with day 1 being the first day of your menstrual period) for better accuracy.