Introducing our diagnostic equipment
A complete set of diagnostic equipment that supports a wide range of needs, from company medical checkups to comprehensive health screenings
We are striving for early detection of illness with a full range of testing equipment such as 3.0 Tesla MRI, 80-row CT, and 3D mammography. In addition, we have prepared multiple rooms for endoscopy, aiming for an environment where many people can easily make reservations.
- 3.0 Tesla MRI
An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a diagnostic imaging device that can take cross-sectional images of any part of the human body using magnets and radio waves. The MRI produces detailed images of the organs and blood vessels using a magnetic force as the patient enters a tube consisting of powerful magnets. The head MRI/MRA screens for cerebral infarctions (including asymptomatic ones), aneurysms, and any thinning or narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain. The lower abdominal MRI examines the prostate in men and the uterus and ovaries in women. The MRI can also be used to examine other body parts, such as the abdomen and spine. The MRI has the benefit of producing cross-sectional images from various angles while lying down, as well as detailed images of blood vessels without the use of contrast medium. At our Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower Midtown Clinic, we use several Philips Ingenia 3.0 T MRI scanners to meet a wide range of testing needs.
The advantage of MRI is that you do not have to worry about radiation exposure because you do not use X-rays but an examination using a magnet. It has features such as cross-sections at all angles without changing the position of the body just by sleeping, and obtaining blood vessel information without the use of contrast media. Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower Midtown Clinic owns multiple PHILIPS 3.0 Tesla MRIs to meet various inspection needs.
- 80-Row Multi-Slice CT
A CT scan uses X-rays to create cross-sectional images of the body. Using a multi-slice technology that can simultaneously capture S80 slices, the scanner can capture images of the head, chest, and abdomen, process them in high-speed, and display them in real-time.
The head CT can detect cerebral hemorrhaging, brain tumors, etc. The chest CT is useful in examining the lungs and mediastinum to screen for lung cancer. The abdominal CT can be used to examine upper to lower abdomen organs (liver, pancreas, kidneys, etc.), and if used in conjunction with the ultrasound, can provide a more detailed evaluation. The visceral fat CT measures the total area of abdominal visceral fat. It is useful in diagnosing metabolic syndrome. At our Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower Midtown Clinic, we have installed the Canon “Aquilion PRIM” (80 Row). This device can provide higher quality images in a shorter timespan while also reducing the amount of radiation exposure. (*Radiation exposure is reduced by 60% to 70% compared to conventional models)
Our comprehensive health screening (Basic Course, Midtown Course) includes a chest CT, and the Midtown Course includes an upper and lower abdominal CT. You are free to add on CT scans as an optional exam to your course.
- Endoscopy room/Recovery room
We perform both upper and lower GI endoscopy procedures. At our Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower Midtown Clinic, we offer multiple, coveted endoscopy rooms and make an effort to guide patients through their checkup promptly.
＜ For the upper GI endoscopy, we can perform using either a nasal or oral endoscope ＞
If you choose to have an upper GI endoscopy, you have the option to have it performed nasally or orally. With the nasal endoscopy, you can communicate with the attending physician during the exam because the camera is not obstructing your mouth. For first-timers or those who have had a difficult experience with the oral endoscope, we recommend the nasal endoscopy. Our clinic aims to provide a painless experience, offering an option to use sedation so you can undergo the exam in a relaxing, semi-conscious state.
For those using sedation, we ask that you rest in our recovery room after the procedure.
- On-site laboratory
The clinic has a laboratory built on-site, allowing us to offer prompt test results. With the exception of some blood tests like the tumor markers, patients undergoing comprehensive health screenings can receive explanations of their basic blood panel results on the same day. You can consult the physician immediately if you have any concerns.
- Mammography device (2D/3D)
A mammogram is a breast-exclusive X-ray exam. It is effective in detecting small lumps that cannot be found by palpation, as well as microcalcifications, which are early signs of breast cancer. The breast is evenly flattened out while the pictures are taken. For the early detection of diseases such as breast cancer, we at the Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower Midtown Clinic, have installed a 3D mammogram (the GE Healthcare Japan’s “Senographe Pristina Mammography System), which allows for a more detailed examination compared to the conventional 2D mammogram. By taking pictures of the breast in layers, we can analyze the tissue using high-quality images, which can lead to the early detection of small cancers that are hidden in the mammary glands and often challenging to find. Additionally, at our clinic, female-specific examinations are performed and guided by an all-female staff.
- X-ray machine (Radiography exam)
Commonly referred to as an X-ray exam. X-rays are used to generate images of the chest, abdomen, bones, etc. The images are black and white, with material like bones that do not pass X-rays well showing up white, and the body cavities that pass X-rays easy showing up black. The exam is commonly performed in comprehensive health screenings and medical checkups.
- X-ray fluoroscopy device (Barium swallow test)
A barium swallow test examines the stomach using a barium-based contrast medium. Our clinic uses a device, which includes a stopper function that prevents steep angling when the patient’s head is pointing down, a safety measure to avoid accidents, especially with older patients who may have difficulty supporting themselves.
- Ultrasound device
In the ultrasound exam, sound waves are transmitted into the body, and the reflected waves are used to generate images of inside the body. The abdominal ultrasound exam in the comprehensive health screenings and medical checkups screens the upper abdominal organs such as the liver, biliary tract, pancreas, kidneys, and spleen. We also perform breast, thyroid, heart, carotid artery, and transvaginal ultrasounds.
Our clinic uses a fully digital ultrasound system provided by Canon Medical Systems, allowing us to offer more precise and accurate diagnostic testing than before.
- Electrocardiogram device
The electrocardiogram records the electrical signals generated by the heart, for the presence of arrhythmias and to monitor the condition of the myocardium. You will lie on your back, while six electrodes are attached to your chest, and another four electrodes are attached to each wrist and ankle. The entire exam takes roughly a minute and incurs no pain.
- Ankle-brachial index (ABI) measuring device
The ABI test measures your blood flow to check for the hardening of blood vessels and clogging. It can help monitor the progression of arteriosclerosis as well as the risk of cardiovascular disease (stroke, myocardial infarction, etc.).
- Fundus camera/Tonometer
The fundoscopic exam checks the blood vessels, retina, and optic nerves in the fundus through a lens, using an ophthalmoscope. At our clinic, we use a non-mydriatic ophthalmoscope, installed with image processing capabilities for cataracts, that can capture an even more precise image of the fundus. It is equipped with auto functions such as high-speed autofocus and auto shot, which shortens the time spent in the exam room, reducing the burden on our patients. The tonometry test primarily screens for glaucoma, measuring the hardness of the eye (intraocular pressure) by blowing a brief puff of air or gentling pressing a probe against the cornea. The test incurs no pain and can be completed in one to two minutes.