[Godoil Spine Hospital Guide] Hassle-free initial medical examination! - Godoil Spine Hospital Guide: First-time Visits Pt. 2
[Godoil Spine Hospital Guide] Hassle-free initial medical examination!
- Godoil Spine Hospital Guide: First-time Visits Pt. 2
This is the second part to our guide for first-time visitors to Godoil Spine Hospital.
Shall we find out in detail about the available tests and their unique features?
If you missed Part 1 of this guide, please click the link below!
Allow me to introduce the main examinations available on floor B1 at Godoil Spine Hospital.
1. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a computerized medical imaging technique
that utilizes high-frequency magnetic fields generated by a large machine to send
specific signals to a human body and measure the signal difference to reconstruct a series of images
into a complete picture. In simpler terms, an MRI is a non-invasive way to look into the human body
with unparalleled detail using high-frequency waves.
Generally, patients with claustrophobia may experience difficulty with MRIs,
as the procedure involves entering an enclosed, tube-like space for several minutes. Fortunately,
the MRI scanner at Godoil Spine Hospital is a state-of-the-art open-type MRI used in university hospitals
where a patient's head is exposed outside of the machine to alleviate the anxiety in claustrophobic patients.
Patients can listen to music through a headset while being scanned,
and the ceiling in the examination room features a rendition of a 3D sky to instill the sense of open space to patients
and provide a more relaxed atmosphere.
This equipment is used to diagnose herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spinal tumors, and various other spinal diseases.
2. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI)
Digital infrared thermal imaging aids distinguishing and accurate diagnosis of nerve injuries,
inflammation, and circulation disorders that are not possible with MRI, X-ray, or CT scans.
An infrared camera is a device that allows us to detect internal body heat that cannot be seen
with the naked eye to determine where possible nerve damage and diminished nerve function may be located.
3. Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST)
Sensory functions allow the body to receive and feel external stimuli.
Quantitative sensory testing utilizes electrical stimulation to objectively measure
the amount of actual pain felt by a patient.
4. Other tests
In addition to the aforementioned tests,
Godoil Spine Hospital can perform a variety of other tests according to a patient's needs.
Osteoporosis tests are conducted for patients with weak bones that easily fracture from minor shocks
due to the loss of calcium and protein. Peripheral vascular tests measure the degree of stenosis in peripheral arteries
by examining and comparing the blood pressure and blood flow velocity in a patient's limbs.
A musculoskeletal ultrasound examines for the presence of abnormalities in the musculoskeletal system using ultrasound.
After examinations, our patients receive medical consultations based on comprehensive testing results.
The consulting medical professional may vary depending on the affected area and office hours.
The Chief Physician's office is on the 2nd floor, and offices for other physicians are located on the 3rd, 4th,
and 8th floors according to their medical fields. After finishing the tests, simply place the medical chart in the holder
installed outside of a designated doctor's office according to the instructions of our medical staff.
Depending on the standby queue, patients will be transferred to the corresponding doctor's office for a diagnosis
of the patient's condition and determination of treatment methods according to the individual test results.
Patients will then receive detailed explanations and precautions from a qualified consulting nurse regarding
their medical treatment or procedures before proceeding.
Patients who visit hospitals are sometimes subjected to long periods of standby time.
To alleviate some of the boredom of waiting, Godoil Spine Hospital has prepared
the following points of interest for our patients.
1. Premium comfort chairs (6th fl.) 2. Free computer access for patients
who may be visiting during work hours (6th fl.)
3. Free high-speed Wi-Fi access 4. Books of various genres and delicious yogurt drinks
for everyone (All floors) furnished next to the drinking fountain (2nd fl.)
5. Enjoy coffee, drinks, and delicious hot buns for free at our café (6th fl.)
Do you recall the question about what type of image you have of hospitals from the first part of this guide?
Although there's much more to cover and it may be difficult to easily conceive of a positive image of hospitals
until you experience one directly, I hope that my earnest efforts toward introducing Godoil Spine Hospital was helpful.
Medical treatment and procedures vary for each person depending on their individual pain and test results,
so it's difficult to convey information tailored just for you through our guides.
However, I will continue to provide more insight into our practice.
Please look forward to the next Godoil Spine Hospital Guide where I will introduce our physical therapy center. :)