BIODIAGNOSTICS

MEDICAL LABS

BIODIAGNOSTICS

DEPARTMENTS - EQUIPMENT

  •  PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
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    Hematology - Biochemistry - Immunology, Department of Clinical Chemistry (Hormonology) - Molecular Biology - Department of Culture – estimation of drug levels.


    We perform all kinds of blood tests with the help of sophisticated analyzers (ROCHE, SIEMENS etc.) and with the most modern and reliable analytical methods (immunofluorescence, radioisotopes, etc.) For some blood tests we have cooperation with the following accredited laboratories Invitro Labs, Locus medicus and Paster.

    The use of bar code in samples of blood, allows the precise identification of the sample. The answers are given on the same day in most blood tests, and it is possible to add or duplicate examinations up to two weeks after receiving the sample (modern maintenance system of the blood). We provide the ability of home blood sampling. Procedures of internal as well as external control are applied on a daily basis by participating in quality control programs in Greece and abroad, in particular:

    a) ESEAP (National External Quality Assessment).
    b) GREEK Society of Hematology (University of Patras).


     

  •  ULTRASOUND DEPARTMENT
  • With the help of the latest generation machinery PHILIPS (ATL 5000), ultrasound scans of all organs of the body as well as colour Doppler of the heart and blood vessels are performed, which means that all parenchymal organs and full arterial and venous system are checked..
  •  CLASSICAL RADIOLOGY SECTION
  • Chest radiographs are performed as well as of all the other parts of the body, with the assistance of a digital upgrade system of the picture, for screening control and diagnosis of various diseases. The mapping of images is done through the highly-automated machines of KODAK.
  •  OBSTETRICS DEPARTMENT
  • All the stages of pregnancy are monitored with the help of a special ultrasound test, while an estimation and proper development of the fetus is offered with an advanced level ultrasound and Biophysical profiles, performed by specialized for this purpose doctors. The control of pregnancy is always combined with hematology - hormonal test and PAPP-A.
  •  CYTOLOGY DEPARTMENT
  • At our center the FNA method is applied (meaning puncture of the thyroid gland nodules), with the simultaneous presence of doctors from the Radiology and Cytology department, ensuring the safe and proper removal of material for examination. Pap tests are performed as well.
  •  SECTION OF ORTHOPANTOGRAFY
  • We use the newest orthopantografy system (BLUE-X) for dental panoramic and cephalometric radiographs, and we offer the opportunity of examination of children or people with severe anatomical lesions of the jaws.
  •  SECTION OF CT and MRI scanners
  •  Our staff is highly specialized to perform all kinds of tests in both CT the axial and in the MRI scanner, with the option of checking the whole body. The CT is multislice spiral one (PHILIPS DUAL MX 8000) with a time of real exam under one minute, while our Magnetic Resonance Imaging (HITACHI APERTO) is open-ended and it is the most advanced one, which has been installed in our country, with minimized noise levels compared to other ones, ideal for people with claustrophobia, neurological disorders, children, etc. There is a special package of sequences for neurological, orthopedic and control of breast and vessels, even for a detailed display of any medical condition. In addition, we offer digital image management and information (RIS / PACS).
  •  DEPARTMENT OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • With the sophisticated γ-camera SEGAMI USA type MIRAGE DS7 all tests with radioisotopes are performed:

     

    a) myocardial scintigraphy with TL-201 for the examination of coronary vessels, and resting and stress radionuclide ventriculography to assess left ventricular function (ejection fraction).

     

    b) thyroid scintigraphy with Tc-99 and parathyroid glands (sestamibi).

     

    c) bone scintigraphy with Tc-99 for detecting localized bone lesions or metastases.

     

    d) ΡRadioactive nefrogramm (DTPA) and static renal scintigraphy (DMSA), for full control of renal function or pre-transplantation control.

  •  CARDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
  • The cardiology department offers evaluation of the heart. ECG and exercise test are performed for detecting coronary artery disease with the most reliable equipment (MARQUETTE - GENERAL ELECTRIC). With the help of the other divisions of our center additional checkups such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, valvulopathy, hypertension and heart failure are offered.
  •  MAMMOGRAPHY SECTION
  • Breast cancer together with lung cancer are the primary causes of death in women. One in ten women will develop breast cancer at some time in their life. Breast cancer can not be prevented, but can be diagnosed and detected early and thus, be treated accordingly. Predisposing factors for breast cancer are a family history of occurrence of the disease in first degree relatives, late menopause (> 55 years), childlessness, the first pregnancy after 35 years, obesity and a high fat diet. Mammography is the main and most important examination for breast cancer. With this examination, lumps too small to be palpable can be detected. Our state of the art machine uses very low dose of radiation, which is minimized through our digitalization systems, which also increases the resolution of the image. So it's possible the frequent retesting according to the instructions of the physician. The American Society of Oncology recommends taking a mammogram at the age of 35-40 years, while the age of 40-50 years is one mammogram every 1-2 years, and thereafter an annual examination. So today with early diagnosis by means of mammography, in combination with the additional ultrasonic examination of our experienced radiodiagnostic staff, the drastic treatment of the disease is possible.
  •  DEPARTMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS
  • Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease, while the most common complication is a bone fracture. It concerns mainly aged, postmenopausal women, with alcohol abuse, prolonged use of certain medicines (anticoagulants, diuretics, cortisone, etc.). With the machine LUNAR DPX our method is rapid, safe, painless and reproducible. At the same time, the distribution of fat or muscle tissue of the body can be estimated.
    For sections CT scans, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Breast and classical radiology digital image storage is available.
  •  PREVENTIVE MEDICINE DEPARTMENT (CHECK-UP)
  • The prevention and the early diagnosis of various diseases is the main factor for efficient and comprehensive treatment. Biodiagnostic for this propose offers a variety of special check-up packages (adult, child, prostate, diabetes, cardiology, lipid, anemia, thyroid, osteoporosis, hepatitis, gynecological, prenatal) in low costs.
  •  PRE-INSURANCE CHECK / MEDICAL CERTIFICATE SEAFARE
  • In collaboration with major insurance companies, we are qualified to check the health and the physical fitness of the candidate in order to proceed in a health insurance program. We provide the necessary medical examination of seafarers manning and issue Medical Certificate Embark by an approved doctor G.E.N.E. according to the new European Union directive.
  •  DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND SPECIFICATIONS
  • In recent years the classical microbiological methods are enhanced and complemented by the advanced methods of molecular biology. Our center in collaboration with specialized accredited scientists performs Molecular detection of infectious agents (hepatitis B & C, Herpes, HPV, HIV), checks hereditary diseases (predisposition to various types of cancers such as breast, colon etc.), and genetic testing conditions such as (thrombophilia, fibrocystic disease), test paternity karyotype etc.

  •  DERMATOLOGY
  • The dermatological department is equipped with the advance machine Laser Alexandrite to address aesthetic of increased hair growth, as well as the hypertrichosis and hirsutism of hormonal etiology. Also Laser CO2 deals with warts, papillomas and seborrheal keratoses. Moreover, our dermatologists offer services in the field of aesthetic medicine, applying moisturizing treatment and clamping. Finally, chemical Peeling methods are applied to treat melasma, scars, acne, wrinkles, as well as Botox and Hyaluronic acid.