The complex range of health tests offered by Latvia’s clinics allow the patient to obtain credible and in-depth information about the state of his health from experienced doctors, who use contemporary methods and the most modern medical equipment. Multi-faceted diagnostics are available in order to determine the diagnosis in the case of many illnesses, in addition to which modern RIS (radiology information system) make the image diagnostic data available immediately after the test has been performed.
One of the most modern and precise methods in diagnosing of oncological illnesses, which two consecutive examinations – positron emission tomography (PET) and computer tomography (CT). This new technology makes it possible to significantly shorten the duration of the examination to reduce the total burden of rays received by the patient. The PET/CT method is highly accurate at recognising tiny malignant tissue growths only a few millimetres in size. Moreover, it often discovers these early, when cancer is not yet visible using other diagnostic methods. A PET/CT test provides detailed information about the functional nature of tumour cells, revealing its location, size and whether it is growing slowly or is aggressive, or if it has metastasized. If it suspected that cancer has returned (is recidivist), a PET/CT examination will reveal this earliest. PET/CT examines the body from the base of the skull to the middle of the upper thighs, and, if necessary, the whole body can be examined. The examination is completely safe and painless.
Multi-layered computer tomography (CT) is a modern examination method, which combines ionizing radiation and complex computer technology. During the examination, about 1,000 cross-section images of an organ are obtained, which are electronically processed, providing three-dimensional and two-dimensional images, which can be reconstructed on any plane. In order to improve diagnostic possibilities, a contrasting substance is used in CT tests. The 320 layer DT Toshiba Aquilion One scanner automatically calculates the amount of the contrast substance required by the patient.
Magnetic resonance (MR) is one of the most precise and informative diagnostic methods – quality cross-section images of the human body and organs on three levels can be obtained during a single visit with the help of a magnetic field and radio waves. The test is harmless. Clinics in Latvia have the very latest and the most modern Premium class magnetic resonance equipment in the Baltics – PHILIPS Ingenia 3,0T and Philips 1,5T. Both pieces of apparatus have increased gantry openings – 70 cm, which is especially appropriate for obese and large patients (weighing up to 250 kg). During the test, the patient does not feel the impact of the magnetic field, despite the fact that powerful whistling and roaring sounds can be heard in the room. Protective headphones are provided to alleviate these noises.
Structural foetus development defect diagnostics with EPIQ7 Philips US apparatus;
Non-invasive pre-natal tests – NIPT;
Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) recalculation of risks posed by chromosomal foetal pathologies to pregnant women in the high and medium risk group;
Early (from week 11 of pregnancy) chromosome foetal pathology diagnostics (chorionic biopsy).
Where is the offered diagnostics performed?
The location of the diagnostic procedures depends on the required tests. We collaborate with more than 40 clinics and health care providers, which allows us to provide the highest precision examinations in custom cases and create a schedule to perform all tests conveniently in one location over a few days.
Who performs diagnostic manipulations?
Only professional and experienced specialists, using the latest and best technology, which allows you to save time and obtain the most accurate results.
How do I know what manipulations I need?
The list of diagnostic manipulations is created individually depending on the indications. We offer not only general diagnostics methods that allow you to monitor health of the whole body and detect abnormalities in due time, as well as specific manipulations and tests that allow you to follow, for example, the progress of diseases in remission. We also provide special screening programs where two to four diagnostics procedures can be performed over a few hours to clarify specific issues in an expedited manner.
What services are available?
The list of specific diagnostics services is created according to individual needs. All our partners offer the widest range of diagnostic services – image diagnostics (X-ray, ultrasound, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, etc.) endoscopy, functional diagnostics, invasive diagnostics, analyses, as well as general Check-Up Programs.
What is the Check-Up Program?
A novelty service developed for modern and dynamic people. This program includes a series of expedited tests to determine the general state of health and to detect any abnormalities in due time. This program significantly saves your time, as it not only can be executed over a few hours, but also provides enough information to prevent possible future health problems.
How to get in touch?
If you have any questions or you’d like to apply for diagnostics, please fill our online contact form. A cooperation clinic that provides the procedure you’re interested in will get in touch with you immediately. Any other question about our partners or the process will be answered if you write an email to email@example.com or call +371 29214868.
The Latvian Health Tourism Cluster is a platform that helps foreign patients to find quality medical services in Latvia without extra charge (You pay at the hospital, we do not charge any commissions or hidden fees.)
We unite over 40 leading clinics, hospitals, centres and service providers.
You can contact each clinic individually by entering its profile and contacting a manager or by writing an application on this page.