The Imaging Department of Hygeia Hospital Tirana is one of the most advanced in Albania. Experienced staff and state-of-the-art equipment create the conditions very precise, high definition and leading to efficient test results.
- Substantial reduction in the radiation the patient is exposed to.
- Tests are carried out very quickly thanks to the new technology.
- Versitile equipment ensures tests are conducted with minimum patient discomfort.
The Imaging Department is located on the Hospital’s Basement Floor. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Hygeia Hospital Tirana operator at +355 4 23 90 000.
The main advantage of this method is that it is painless, fast, and most important; it does not use radiation, contrary to other imaging methods. Thus, it is a harmless and economic diagnostic tool.
Today, the latest generation machines produce high resolution and precise images resulting in highly accurate diagnosis
With Magnetic Tomography Imaging, the human body is depicted on every axis, with the use of magnetic fields and the help of computers. During this examination, the patient does not receive any radiation.
With the CT Scanner the human body is depicted in transversal intersections created by the processing of X-rays, assisted by computers.
Bone Density Measurement
At Hygeia Hospital Tirana there is a Climacteric and Osteoporosis Clinic, where women with climacteric and menopausal symptoms, that is symptoms that appear shortly before menopause and continue for many years after it, are examined.
These symptoms are initially hot flashes, nocturia, sweating, tachycardia, agitation, insomnia, depression and later, atrophic vaginitis, frequent urination, uterus prolapse etc. which may cause such discomfort that they require immediate treatment.
Having undergone a detailed endocrinological evaluation and a special laboratory hormonal check up, these women can receive various forms of hormonal replacement.
This treatment, aside from offering immediate relief from climacteric symptoms and full recuperation of the body and mind, greatly reduces the risk of cardiac infarction and cerebral episodes.
The major factors for osteoporosis development are:
- Age (risk increases after the age of 50)
- Hormone insufficiency (mainly oestrogen) after the surgical removal of ovaries or after a premature menopause
- Family history of osteoporosis
- Thin body type
- Nutritional deficiencies (insufficient intake of calcium or vitamin D)
- Inadequate physical exercise, sedentary lifestyle or prolonged stay in bed
- Abuse of smoke, meat, alcohol and coffee
There are some drugs and various endocrinological and non-endocrinological conditions, such as hyperthyreoidism. Hyperparathyreoidism, hypercortisolaemia, renal failure, rheumatopathies, conditions of the digestive system, malignant diseases which cause secondary osteoporosis. For the timely recognition and treatment of these cases, special research is required