What you need to know about 3D mammograms

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast that’s used to screen for and diagnose breast cancer. 3D mammography (known as Tomosynthesis) is the most modern screening and diagnostic tool available for early detection of breast cancer. While conventional methods generate flat images, Tomosynthesis creates a detailed three-dimensional depiction of the breast. This enables greater…

Managing Hip and Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis

The Durdans Orthopaedic Clinic focuses on the management of a variety of orthopaedic (musculoskeletal related) conditions inclusive of hip and knee pain as a result of osteoarthritis. The scientific term osteoarthritis accounts for the natural wear and tear of the articular cartilage as a result of multiple factors. Cartilage is a smooth thin-film layer between…

First Time Re-do Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (MIDCAB) at Durdans Heart Centre

Durdans Heart Centre successfully performed Re-do (re-operative) Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Re-do CABG) on a cardiac patient who had gone through a bypass surgery 18 years ago. This is also the first time that a“re-do” MIDCAB surgery through a small incision on the left side of the chesthas beenperformed in Sri Lanka.…

Durdans Hospital Announces Special Offers and Packages for Agrahara Beneficiaries

Durdans Hospital has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) launching a range of exclusive discount offers and packages to serve state sector employees better. Agrahara beneficiaries are now eligible to a 20% discount on laboratory investigations, radiology services and cardiac investigations and special rates on room charges. In addition,…

5 instances that you should see a Urologist

Urinary Tract Infection that won’t resolve with antibiotics Common symptoms of UTIs are burning, painful and frequent urination, pain in lower abdomen and pelvis, cloudy and smelly urine, etc 2. Persistent frequent urination or Incontinence (leaking urine) Urine leaks when you put pressure on your bladder, for example when coughing sneezing laughing or lifting something…

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DEXA Scan: the Sure Way to Diagnose Osteoporosis

Dr Manohari Seneviratne Consultant Physician Dr Chaminda GarusingheConsultant Diabetologist & Endocrinologist Osteoporosis is defined as a disease characterised by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to enhanced bone fragility and an increase in fracture risk Osteoporosis is a condition affecting mainly the elderly causing brittle bones resulting in fractures even at…