Frequently Asked Questions and

Preparation of studies

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FAQS

How many months of pregnancy should you have to see the sex of the baby?

Although it depends on the position of the baby, it is possible to determine the sex of the baby From the 16th. or 18th. week of pregnancy.

Are X-Rays dangerous?

Usually a small dose of radiation is required for a test which is harmless.In any case, its use should be restricted to a certain amount and is not recommended during pregnancy, so if pregnancy is suspected, the doctor should know about it so that he can proceed accordingly.It is also necessary to use recent technology devices due to their lower radiation.

Is there any other breakthrough in Tomography?

The THREE-DIMENSIONAL RECONSTRUCTION is a procedure in which a powerful computer builds an image of the patient from all angles obtaining a virtual volume colored image.It is thus possible to see the patient from all possible angles, remove skin, muscles, visualize internal organs, bone tissue, blood vessels. When formerly it was only possible by operating the patient. For this, a high power Multicut Spiral Tomograph is required together with a special computer software.

Is there any advance in Magnetic Resonance?

Yes, the MAGNETIC RESONANCE OF ULTRA HIGH FIELD that allows more accurate diagnoses. Its units are called teslas. 1 tesla is the power of the Earth’s magnetic field. DPI owns magnetic resonators from 1.5 and up to 3 teslas.

Are there any safety steps when getting an MR exam?

Yes, just as with methods using X-rays such as tomography and mammography, which states that if there is pregnancy, the Doctor or radiologist must be notified in the MR or the following steps must be followed due to the high pwer magnets used during the exam:

  • If you have a pacemaker or had your heart valves replaced.
  • If you have metal implants, nails, surgical staples, or suffered bullet wounds.
  • If you have ever worked with metal, for example with a metal grinder.
  • If your eyes are permanently painted
  • If you are claustrophobic, DPI of Peru has modern magnetic resonators with wide and illuminated tunnels for the patients comfort. Besides, in many exams, like knee sxams, the introduction of the entire body is not needed.

Getting ready for the exam

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  • Take a light lunch, drink only clear liquids such as juice, tea, coffee or soup/vegetable porridge.
  • Avoid dairy products
  • Take 2 ounces of Castor oil at 17:00 (5 pm)
  • Light dinner (vegetable soup without meat) at 18:00 (6pm)
  • Not eating or drinking after midnight
  • Apply a Frister enema (purchased at the pharmacy) at 20:00 (8 pm) and another at 6 am the day of the exam
  • No breakfast
  • Take your usual medication at 6 am the day of the exam with a glass of apple juice
  • Be accompanied on the day of the exam
Gastroduodenal series and Uretrocystogram
  • Take a light lunch, drink only clear liquids such as juice, tea, coffee or soup / vegetable porridge
  • Avoid dairy products
  • Light dinner (vegetable soup without meat) at 18:00 (6pm)
  • Not eating or drinking after midnight
  • No breakfast
For tomography with intravenous contrast
  • 8 hours fast
  • Be accompanied on the day of the exam
for complete abdominal, inferior or pelvic tomography with oral and intravenous contrast medium
  • Be accompanied on the day of the exam
No Preparation Required for exams
  • Bone Densimetry

  • Electrocardiogram

  • Tarjetas de Pulmones

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