Technical tests and examinations
Bone density measurement (osteodensitometry)
This is indicated in case of frequent fractures, e.g. due to osteoporosis. The bone density measurement can be performed in our surgery by means an enhanced form of x-ray technology called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA).
Ultrasound scan (sonography)
of the various glands, e.g. the thyroid gland.
Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA)
i.e. thyroid puncture to determine whether a thyroid lump or nodule is benign or malignant.
Body fat measurement
in overweight patients.
Thyroid or parathyroid scintigraphy provides a visual display of functional thyroid tissue and detects enlarged and/or hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue. Renal scintigraphy is a valuable tool in the evaluation of kidney or adrenal gland function. Bone and bone marrow scintigraphy is a sensitive and efficient method of measuring the metabolic activity of the entire skeleton.