Breast Health & Pelvis

Our centre has an exclusive ladies’ area with experienced on site female radiologists and radiographers.

Exams Preparation


  • The whole check up can take around 1-2 hours (registration and waiting time included), please reserve enough time.
  • All medications except those for diabetes can be take as usual.

For Women

  • Women cannot have pap smears or urine tests during menstruation.
  • For women who are pregnant, please notify the staff as soon as possible, as some of the examination items cannot be performed, such as X-rays or pap smears.

Preparation before body fluids sample collection

  • Fresh body fluid samples should be provided for testing.
  • Body fluids include urine, secretions, semen, faeces, etc.
  • Urine : half a cup of mid-stream urine and put them in a clean container.
  • Stool samples : put different parts of the faeces in a clear container. Avoid contact with toilet water during the process. The samples should be stored at room temperature and returned to the clinic within 24 hours.

Preparation before X-ray examination and mammography

  • If in doubt or during pregnancy, X-ray, mammography or DEXA cannot be performed.
  • For mammography, antiperspirants should not be applied.

Preparation before Blood pressure measurement, resting ECG and Treadmill

  • Rest for around 15 minutes before measuring the blood pressure.
  • Before taking a resting ECG, you should remain calm and refrain from strenuous exercise.

Preparation before ultrasound

  • You should fast for 6 hours before the abdominal/ gallbladder ultrasound.
  • Ultrasound of pelvis, prostate or bladder requires a full bladder. Please drink around 300ml of water before the examination.

Preparing for Pap smear examination

  • Avoid vaginal medications one week before the examination and avoid vaginal lavage and sexual activity the day before the examination.

Preparation before blood test

  • If you need to test blood sugar or blood lipids, you must fast for around 8 hours or more before the test.
  • After the blood is drawn, lightly press the wound for about 5 minutes.

DEXA Bone Density Test

  • Recommended for 40 years old or above
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Breast Health & Gynaecology

Breast Health & Gynaecology including 2D/3D Mammogram, Breast & Pelvis Ultrasound, Physical Examination + Pap smear, etc.

Our centre has an exclusive ladies’ area with experienced on site female radiologists and radiographers.

Cervical Smear (Pap Smear)​
  • detect abnormal cervical cell lesions

The cervix is located at the bottom of the uterus, connecting the uterus and vagina. Cervical smear (also known as Pap smear, named after Dr. George Papanicolaou , who invented this technique in the 1920s) is a quick and simple test that can detect abnormal cervical cell lesions.

Before cervical cancer appears, abnormal cells will form in the cervix. If left untreated, within five to ten years, these pre-cancerous cells may change and become cervical cancer. The purpose of cervical cancer screening is to treat these abnormalities early through testing detection to prevent cervical cancer. The treatment rate of precancerous lesions is close to 100%.

The test

Cervical smear is a test to detect abnormal early lesions of the cervix. If such lesions are found, they can be treated before the cancer develops. If abnormal cells are found on the cervical smear, further tests are needed to determine whether the disease is serious.


Avoid cell testing when you are menstruating. In the 48 hours before the test, you should avoid vaginal lavage, spermicide, vaginal plugs, and sexual intercourse, as this may hide or wash away abnormal cells. If you find unusual vaginal secretions, you should first see a doctor and treat the vaginal infection before undergoing a cervical smear.

The process

Before being tested, you may need to answer some questions about your health and lifestyle.

Cervical smear is a very safe test, the process only takes a few minutes. The doctor or nurse will put a tool (called a speculum) into your vagina. After that, a small plastic brush will be used to take some cell samples on the surface of the cervix. The cell sample is transferred to a bottle of liquid for storage. Then, the doctor or nurse will remove the speculum, and the examination is complete. The samples will be sent to the laboratory for testing under a microscope. HPV DNA screening test can also be done with the sample.