“I found the Preventicum full-screening service to be far in advance of any of the previous check-ups that I have had over the last 20 years. The scope and technical application that the Preventicum service brings is second to none and the facilities are exemplary” Bill Holroyd DL

Arrival

Upon arrival we will take you to your own private room equipped with a computer, Wi-Fi access, safe, television and telephone, where you will get changed into one of our Preventicum tracksuits and slippers.

Blood and urine tests

We will perform extensive blood and urine analysis in order to check the most important parameters. Over 40 different tests are measured on the blood sample, including a full cholesterol profile, liver tests, kidney tests and full blood count.

Medical Consultation & physical examination

You will meet one of our Preventicum Doctors for a one-to-one consultation on your medical history and any past or current medical conditions. Your Preventicum Doctor will also perform a full physical examination.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

This highly innovative technology provides extremely detailed images of the heart, blood vessels and brain. This x-ray free, painless imaging takes around 80 minutes.

ECG, Exercise ECG and Spirometry test

ECG is used in diagnosing some heart abnormalities and exercise ECG can help to show if there is a possibility of significant coronary artery disease. The spirometry test is used to determine lung function and to detect lung disease.

Ultrasound

The carotid arteries, aorta (largest blood vessel in the body), abdominal organs, the prostate (in men) and the womb and ovaries (in women) are examined with an ultrasound machine to screen for early problems.

Viewing your MRI images

Our Radiologist will take you on a virtual tour through the hundreds of images from your MRI scan. These three-dimensional images including a video of your beating heart, will be explained to you in detail.

Detailed concluding medical consultation

Our experienced doctors will interpret all examination results during your visit to the clinic. Any further tests or treatment will be arranged quickly and conveniently thanks to our links with a large network of specialists.

Results

A results pack including a written report and a DVD of all your MRI images will be sent out in twelve working days.

What to bring to the Check-Up

The only things that we ask you to bring with you are some running shoes for use in your ECG and your completed medical questionnaire and MRI forms (Ultimate Check-Ups only)which we will send out to you prior to your Check-Up. These will give our doctors important details on your medical history and enable them to start planning your Check-Up. If you have documents regarding medical visits within the past two years, it would be advantageous to bring these along although there is no need if your last Check-Up was at Preventicum. Similarly, if you have any current conditions, please let us know when you book your appointment.

During the MRI exam, you may not wear any pieces of clothing that contain metallic elements and therefore we provide you with a tracksuit to wear for the duration of your stay.