* If you have optional examinations please read the brochures for each test.
Guidelines on Cool prep (The Day of Colonoscopy)
As it is very important to empty your bowel in order for your doctor to clearly view your colon, you need to be thoroughly prepared for the test in accordance with the following schedule.
Cool Prep ( Powder A (4packs) plus Powder B (4packs) : Total 8 packs of Powders )
Preparation for the test
|Preparation date||Following instructions|
|2 days before the
Do not eat fruits with seed (watermelon, melon, graph, etc.), cereals (black rice, bean, brown rice, etc.), seaweeds (brown seaweed, sea tangle, etc.)
seasoned vegetables, mushrooms, Kim-chi.
It is because the items listed above can stay inside of the colon and have an influence on the test.
|Have regular breakfast and lunch. Have light supper including thin rice gruel (or white porridge without side dish) before 6 PM and do not eat anything after 6 PM except for water and the Cool prep.|
|8 ~ 9 PM
(Take the dose TWO TIMES)
How and when to Mix and drink the Cool prep
|5~6 AM||Please do fasting. Do not eat anything until chew the gum, drink water and smoke from at 7 am the examination day.|
Guideline for the stomach examination
duodenoscopy : EGD
series: UGI series
|The EGD is an examination of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, and upper duodenum for inflammation, ulcer, active or cause of bleeding, or malignant cancer using 9mm to 1cm flexible endoscope down the throat and advancing through the esophagus to the stomach and duodenum. Before the examination, examinees will take Gasocol suspension (to remove gas), Lidocaine Viscous (to put under your neck) and get Buscopan injection (to reduce bowel movement). If any sort of cause is indicated, biopsies can be taken and pathologic test such as bacterial culture may be performed.||An UGI series, which is a radiologic study done at the Radiology Department, is an examination of the anatomy and lining of upper GI tract after drinking oral contrast called Barium. Lying on the exam bed, examinees will change their position to spread the contrast making stomach covered and coated. During this process you might feel discomfort.|
|Test area||esophagus, stomach, duodenum|
|within 3-5 minutes||within 3 minutes|
The attending practitioner will judge by the examinee’s status for those who have relevance to one of following cases;
|After care for the test||
After taking EGD, examinees must have meal 1 hour after the test because of numbness and discomfort on throat and mouth. In case you have hematemesis, hemoptysis or abdominal pain, please contact emergency center (after 5:30PM)
||After taking UGI series examinees may have constipation because of the reduced bowel movement when the dye still remains in intestines, please drink plentiful water. The laxatives could be provided from Healthcare Promotion Center.|
The EGD under sedation is a test which is done without pain for the convenience of examinees. It is discriminated from an anesthesia that makes examinees completely unconscious and get into sleep. At the moment the examinees will grow dim, taking the test with the reduced pain and also cannot remember the memory of taking the test afterwards.
Whole body PET – CT
PET-CT is a state of the art test method that can diagnose diseases, taking photograph of whole body using the dye injection which emits positron and imaging biochemical reaction in organs.