DIAGNOSTICS

Specialists of Center for Rehabilitation and Traditional Medicine «Altmed» using specially designed schemes implement a full examination health status of patients, which includes determination of the risk of development major chronic diseases taking into account bad habits, factors of genetic predisposition to various diseases, responding to stressful situations, errors of the diet, mental and physical loads, and also identification of pathological conditions and the initial stages of diseases.

Diagnostic algorithm in the Medical Center «Altmed» — along with the general clinical (with the aim the establishment of indications and possible contraindications for carrying treatment measures), neurological (for the detection lesions of the central and peripheral nervous systems) and orthopedic (to determine the pathology of the musculoskeletal system) examination of patients according to the indications scheduled to conduct radiologic (functional x-rays and magnetic resonance imaging), instrumental (duplex scanning main blood vessels of the head and neck, EEG (electroencephalogram), ECG (electrocardiogram), Ultrasound, gastroscopy, colonoscopy, etc.) and laboratory (general blood analysis, biochemical blood analysis, coagulogram, general urine analysis and general analysis of feces) medical examination.

In the Medical Center «Altmed» carried out highly informative diagnostic methods with the use of technologies of modern science of the West:

  • Densitometry — the «gold standard» for the diagnosis of osteoporosis:

— diagnosis of violations compositional body composition (determination of bone density) using the method x-ray osteodensitometry (recognized as the «gold standard» in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, prevention of fractures, and also evaluating the effectiveness of treatment) on a dual-energy multisite osteodensitometry device «STRATOS» of the companies «DMS» (France), built on «DXA» technology (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) with the program «full body».

  • C13 urease breath test (UBT) the «gold standard» for the diagnosis of the helibacillosis (infection of the stomach with a bacterium Helicobacter pylori):

— this test has high level of sensitivity (100%), reliability (98,5%) and specificity (100%), and allows you to determine not only availability a bacterium Helicobacter pylori, but also its quantity; it is carried out on the analyzer «FAN hp» of the companies «Fisher» (Germany) and used before, during and after treatment as a control the effectiveness of treatment patients with stomach and duodenal ulcer, and also in a comprehensive examination gastrointestinal tract with the following symptoms: discomfort and pain (predominantly in the upper abdomen), bloating, heartburn, belching, nausea, vomiting, bad breath, violation of defecation, weight loss, rosacea (pink acne on the face).

— diagnostics of the structural and functional state peripheral nerves and muscles (allows you to identify the lesion spinal cord roots, peripheral nerves and nerve plexuses, the lesion of muscle and disorder neuromuscular transmission) based on registration and analysis of parameters of evoked biopotentials (including the study of the H-reflex and the F-wave) using the method of stimulation electroneuromyography and needle myography on the devices of companies «Neuropack Σ MEB-5508A» (Nihon Kohden, Japan) and «Neurocare B-34» (Shanghai Peak Health Biotechnology, China).

— to determine the degree of pathological changes in muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments by the method of myofascial diagnosis;

— for determining the body type, the degree of muscle development, suboptimal motor stereotype и study of the length of the lower limbs by the method of anthropometry (measurement of the human body and its parts, measurement of mass (weight), muscle strength);

— to determine the degree of flattening of the foot, the type of flat feet and identification of the spring function of the foot using plantography by the Smirnov method (examination of the state of the feet by the imprint of the plantar surface).

— psychodiagnostics of the patient’s emotional and mental state;

— psychodiagnostics of the problems of children and adolescents;

— psychodiagnostics of depression, stress, fears, obsessive idea, social phobias, etc.;

— individual and family counseling.

— analysis of speech disorders;

— analysis of voice disorders;

— analysis of reading and writing disorders.

In addition to modern special diagnostic methods, diagnostics are also carried out using the centuries-old experience of Oriental medicine:

VRT diagnostics – exploration of the functional state of the body using vegetative resonance testing, and also execution medicamentous testing in order to select effective medicaments for a particular patient (including rational antibiotic therapy) with the determination of the efficiency, portability and compatibility of various medicines, their single dose and possible side effects; food products with the definition of an individual diet therapy scheme; dental and filling materials, etc. on the device of the hardware and software complex «MiniExpert-DT» of the companies «Imedis» (Russia);

pulse diagnostics – exploration of the functional state of the organism by pulse according to the canons of classical Chinese Medicine on the computer pulse diagnostic complex «KPDK-2» of the companies «LET» (Russia);

auriculodiagnostics – realization of non-specific topical diagnostics of diseases of organs and systems of the body by the method of computer multifactorial auricular diagnostics;

Su-jok diagnostics – integral evaluation of the patient’s condition using an acupuncture microcomputer apparatus «Eastern Healer» of the companies «TENS» (China);

iridodiagnostics – evaluation of the patient’s body condition by signs on the iris of the eye (changes in the shape, structure, color and mobility of the iris of the eye).

visual diagnostics (“somatoscopy” – examination of descriptive signs of addition and body proportions) to determine body type, degrees of musculature development, non-optimal movement patterns, functional disorders of the joints and curvature of the body, spine and limbs (scoliosis, kyphosis, posture disorders, etc.);

palpatory examination of anatomical formations of the musculoskeletal system (tactile assessment of the condition of the spine, joints, muscle tissue and skin) to detect joints mobility, myogenic trigger points and regional muscle disbalance;

examination of the spine, pelvis and its joints, joints of the extremities and the muscular system (functional examination of active and passive movements, identification of specific articular phenomena – the so-called “gelencspiel” orjoint play”) to detect local functional blockages and local functional hypermobility.

Presumptive diagnosis is being verified the practice of subsequent treatment and diagnostic measures, resulting from it, as well as the observation of the dynamics of the disease. Patient health monitoring during treatment it is carried out using developed in our clinic «Complex Health Monitoring Systems».

In addition to the above diagnostic methods, is also held further instrumental and laboratory diagnostics using opportunities cooperating with us various medical institutions:

  • Instrumental diagnostics:

«MIKAELYAN INSTITUTE OF SURGERY» CJSC

RESEARCH CENTER OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PROTECTION

— For the purpose of differential diagnosis various types of disorders of the cerebral blood circulation with pathology of the cervical spine to assess the functional state arterial and venous systems of the brain held transcranial duplex scanning of brachiocephalic arteries and veins on the apparatus «Logiq F8» of the companies «General Electric» (USA).

— For the purpose of differential diagnosis vascular and neurological pathology of the lower extremities in the pathology of the lumbosacral spine, to assess the functional state arterial and venous systems of the lower extremities held duplex scanning of the arteries and veins of the lower extremities on the apparatus «Logiq F8» of the companies «General Electric» (USA).

  • Radiological diagnostics:

MEDICAL CENTER «MIKAELYAN INSTITUTE OF SURGERY» CJSC,

MEDICAL CENTER «MIBS» LLC,

MEDICAL CENTER «SURB GRIGOR LUSAVORICH» CJSC,

«ARABKIR» JOINT MEDICAL CENTER & INSTITUTE OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT HEALTH

MEDICAL CENTER AFTER VLADIMIR AVAGYAN

RESEARCH CENTER OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PROTECTION

“ASTGHIK” MEDICAL CENTER

  • Laboratory diagnostics:

«MIKAELYAN INSTITUTE OF SURGERY» CJSC,

The Haematology Center after prof. R.H. Yeolyan

Diagen PLUS

Center of Medical Genetics and Primary Health Care

Using specially designed preventive observation schemes our specialists will carry out a full detailed examination of your health status, which includes how to determine the risk of you having the main chronic non-communicable diseases taking into account your heredity, responding to stressful situations, errors of the diet, mental and physical loading, bad habits, and the identification of pathological conditions and the initial stages of diseases. Through to this information, and also on the basis of various laboratory and instrumental studies, we will create an accurate picture of your health status – «Health Passport», we will reliably identify possible «weakly points» and will offer a specially designed one for you the optimal individual strategy for the prevention and treatment. Diagnostic value of this system it also increases many times over due to our diagnostic program «Integrated Health Monitoring System» – constant monitoring, which allows us not only to get an instant «slice» of the state of health, but also to assess the limits of the capabilities of the organism of each patient.