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Medical specialties and included studies

Ophthalmology. The specialist will ask you about your subjective vision and will determine the objective one, assessing your visual capability with an Optotypes projector, study of the anterior chamber with a slit lamp, funduscopy and tonometry.

Dental. Your dental examination includes Orthopantography (tooth panoramic x-ray), Interrogation about Cleaning Habits and pains that you may have, Buco-dental examination with Intraoral Camera, also Temporomandibular joint examination. The specialist will provide necessary recommendations based on the results.

Otolaryngology. The examination of your ears, nose and throat includes an interrogation about your hearing capacity, noise exposure, a Clinical Examination of the Specialty and Tonal Audiometry, as well as Tympanum study in a soundproof room. The specialist will provide a diagnosis and will let you know if you require more specialized studies.

Proctology. In preparation for this study, a nurse will use a soft enema. If you have rectal bleeding or have had recent troubles, please inform the Patient Control Officer so the proctologist will be able to determine whether or not you should undergo this test.

The proctologist will ask you about rectal discomfort, change in bowel habits, presence of fresh bleeding and family history, so later he/she will examine the anal sphincter, and feel for the prostate. Then he/she will explore the region through a flexible proctosigmoidoscope that allows exploring from 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 inches) in the area that is more susceptible to precancerous polyps and cancer of the rectum.

The specialist will tell you, if he/she finds polyps, if you need a Colonoscopy. If the results show a condition that requires immediate attention, he/she will let you know.

Spirometry. Pulmonary capacity is examined with a computerized spirometer. The study is performed by a trained nurse and the results are later analyzed by the pulmonologist who  provides a diagnosis and corresponding recommendations.

Stress test. The test is performed using the Bruce Protocol, which uses a treadmill. Electrodes will be placed on you to record all the time your heart function. This test is performed by a cardiologist and lasts approximately 20 minutes, from the onset of exercise to recovery.

This test is designed to identify coronary lesions, arrhythmias and hypertension. It cannot be performed without first getting a Resting Electrocardiogram, included in the Check Up, and used by the cardiologist to authorize the test.

If you are under medication, you should notify your physician for a proper assessment and in case your physician requires a special observation, kindly make it clear in your doctor's prescription stating the request.

Snack. The CIDyT has a comfortable Terrace in which you will be offered a snack, once the studies requiring fasting are finished.

Nutrition. It is performed by a Nutrition specialist, and includes: 

  • Anthropometry, which includes measurement of weight and height, waist and hips to obtain the Body Mass Index and Waist-to-Hip Index, that will be analyzed to determine your statistical cardiovascular risk.
  • Analysis of eating habits both during the week and in weekends along with the specialist.
  • You will receive a customized nutritional diagnosis taking into account the corresponding lab tests. After having the diagnosis results, you will have a personalized eating plan, which will help you manage the cardiovascular and endocrine (glucose control, colesterol, triglycerides, and uric acid) risk factors for a healthy life.

Forearm Densitometry. Special radiologic studies to analyze the mineral density and bone calcification. Through this study, we can identify patients at increased risk of fractures.

Laboratory tests. The lab profile is comprehensive and identifies:

  • Anemia and other blood disorders.
  • Endocrine profile, to define the risk of diabetes, abnormal cholesterol and triglycerides, which define the risk of heart attack along with Ultrasensitive C-Reactive Protein.
  • Liver and kidney function, or diseases related to these organs.
  • Thyroid function in patients over 40.
  • Protein levels in blood to define nutritional status.
  • Serum Calcium, essential for bones and other body functions such as the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.
  • Screening study for HIV-AIDS.
  • The urine sample helps to rule out urinary tract infection and it is auxiliary to renal function assessment.
  • The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) may indicate lesions such as hemorrhoids, fissures, or tumors such as polyps and rectal cancer, while the stool test, is used to investigate the presence of intestinal parasites.

Imaging studies.

  • Thorax Digital x-ray. Used to view soft bone structures such as heart, lungs and major arteries. Used to detect their status or any abnormalities. It is a screening study to detect lung cancer.
  • Orthopantogram. Panoramic x-ray of teeth, gums and temporomandibular joints.
  • Upper abdomen ultrasound. This study is used to detect lesions as cysts, benign and malignant tumors in live, gallbladder and bile ducts, spleen, pancreas and kidneys. It is also useful in detecting kidney and bladder stones, as well as lipid deposition in the liver disease.
  • Digital Mammography  . Useful for early detection of cystic, and fibrocystic lesions, and lesions that could lead to breast cancer. This study is recommended after age 40. For younger women, a breast ultrasound is recommended.
  • Whole-body Multislice Computerized Tomography (MSCT). This study is performed with CT slice scans from the head to the upper third of the thighs. It defines the skull, brain, sinuses, and pulmonary structures, the gastrointestinal area, pelvic cavity and spinal structures in all areas (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral). It does not use contrast and a sweep with limited radiation is done within seconds.