ALTA Checkup Program

Preventive Care

  1. Heart attack and stroke risk screening: comprehensive cardiovascular exam
  2. Whole-body MRI screening to detect early-stage and unsuspected disease

1. Heart attack and stroke risk screening

  • Comprehensive preliminary consultation, including medical history
  • Analysis of personal risk profile
  • Recording and analysis of any diseases and (nonspecific) symptoms
  • Physical examination
  • Ultrasound scan:
    • Heart
    • Carotid arteries
    • Abdominal aorta
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) and cardiac stress test + pulse oximetry
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Blood flow testing: peripheral arterial blood flow, venous pressure
  • Complete blood count, including risk parameters for cardiovascular disease
  • Urinalysis
  • Comprehensive post-examination consultation • Written report summarizing the examination results and including a recommendation for further action

2. Whole-Body MRI Screening

  • Comprehensive preliminary consultation, including medical history
  • Analysis of personal risk profile
  • Recording and analysis of any diseases and (nonspecific) symptoms
  • Examination includes:
    • Head and carotid arteries
    • Neck and chest
    • Abdominal and pelvic organs: liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands and urinary bladder
      • Expressly for women: uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes
      • Expressly for men: seminal vesicles and prostate, including PSA test
    • Lymph nodes
    • Entire spine
    • Joints and soft-tissue structures: exploratory examination of the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles
  • For technical reasons, the scope of the examination does not include the heart, the breasts and the colon.
  • Optional: fecal occult blood test
  • Comprehensive post-examination consultation
  • Written report summarizing the examination results and including a recommendation for further action

Preparing for Your Exam

  • Please appear at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
  • If your appointment is in the morning, please refrain from eating breakfast.
  • If your appointment is in the afternoon, please fast for at least 5 hours before your appointment.
  • Drinking non-carbonated water, coffee and tea (without milk or sugar) is permitted.
  • You may take your medication as accustomed.

A Matter of Safety

  • MRI scans make use of a strong magnetic field. For this reason, please bear in mind the following restrictions:
  • Patients with a cardiac pacemaker, a defibrillator, an artificial heart valve made of metal and/or an insulin pump are not allowed to undergo the MRI scan.
  • Patients who have undergone surgery for the placement of a medical device that is at least partly made of metal (including cochlear implants, artificial joints, intramedullary nails, vascular clips, cardiac stents, metal clips and metal plates, but not including dental inlays) must wait at least 6 weeks before undergoing the MRI scan.
  • Please notify our medical staff in advance if you suffer from impaired kidney function.
  • Please bring any related medical reports with you to your appointment.

Duration

  • Your stay will last for around 4 hours.
  • Snacks and beverages will be served.

Fees

Including consultation and medical report: EUR 1,800