Visual Diagnostics

Visual Diagnostics

AIWA Clinic professionals perform visual diagnostics using the most up-to-date technologies, therefore the examinations are minimally invasive and safe for the patient. At the same time, the medical practitioner receives exhaustive information about the patient’s health condition resulting in an accurate diagnosis.

    AIWA Clinic offers a variety of examinations:
  • magnetic resonance (GE OPTIMA BRIVO MR355),
  • computer tomography (GE Light Speed 16),
  • 3D ultrasonography and dopplerography, as well as additional equipment for special examinations,
  • digital radiography.
patient undergoing MRI procedure

AIWA Clinic diagnostics department offers the new generation ultrasound examinations including dopplerography (Duplex).

Overall diagnostics - check-up programmes take place in clinical facilities for the duration of 1-2 days.

Check-up Programmes

Check-up programmes – the patient is medically examined in the duration of 1-2 days; the medical practitioner elaborates an individual treatment plan and gives all the necessary recommendations.

Computer Tomography

  • Brain and skull bones.
  • Brain and neck blood vessels.
  • Vision and hearing organs.
  • Nose and sinuses.
  • Neck soft tissues.
  • Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and caudal bone.
  • Pulmonary artery, thoracic and abdominal aorta angiography.
  • Abdominal cavity and small pelvic organs – spleen, pancreas, intestinal tract, lymph nodes, large blood vessels, kidneys, urogenital system, etc.

Digital X-radiography

Digital X-radiography – X-ray examination with a considerably decreased dose of radiation.

AIWA Clinic, Digital X-radiography equipment

Dopplerography (Duplex)

Dopplerography (Duplex) – examination of blood vessels with ultrasound. The equipment shows not only the anatomic images of the respective structures, but also records the direction and speed of blood flow allowing to draw conclusions about the changes induced by diseases in the blood vessels, as well as their functional condition. The examination method has no restrictions and contraindications. It is absolutely painless and harmless for a patient, because it is not related to the ionizing radiation, therefore examinations can be performed for as many times as needed and at any age.

Magnetic Resonance

Magnetic resonance imaging – an important instrument in early diagnosis

The quality and precision of magnetic resonance imaging can play a decisive role in early diagnosis of illnesses and pathological changes. Therefore, it is being increasingly widely used in contemporary medicine. However, good apparatus alone does not guarantee quality imaging results, because the qualifications of the specialists, i.e. the radiologists and assistant radiologists operating the apparatus. It is they who are responsible for noticing and analyzing any anatomical abnormalities and for reaching conclusions and an opinion about the imaging.

What is magnetic resonance?

Magnetic resonance (MR) or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the most precise and advance contemporary visual diagnostics methods, which can be used to obtain detailed cross-sectional and multidimensional images of a truly diverse range of human internal organs and body parts. This makes it possible to discover illnesses or pathological changes within the body even during the earliest stages of their development.

MR imaging, during which the patient is located within special apparatus and is subjected to the impact of magnetic fields and radio waves, is non-invasive and painless. Moreover, in most cases it provides specialists with much more information than ultrasonography or computed tomography.

Depending on the computed imaging method, the MR is not subjected to ionizing (X-ray) radiation. Therefore, it can be performed repeatedly with no reason to worry that it could harm the patient’s health.

Imaging takes place by impacting magnetic fields and radio waves that are harmless to human health. Afterwards, the information obtained is received by the relevant sensors and processed using special computer software responsible for creative digital images.

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Which parts of the body can be examined?

With MR apparatus, it is possible to obtain images of any part of the body. Therefore, MRI is used to examine a wide range of organs, particularly if other methods have not provided the information required.

At the AIWA Clinic, we perform magnetic resonance imaging on:

  • the head and brain;
  • the spine and spinal cord;
  • the skeleton and soft tissue;
  • blood vessels.

Viewing images of human organs, made using MR equipment in real time mode, one can also assess how well they are performing their functions. Examinations can also be conducted to ascertain when blood circulation is been impaired in any organs or blood vessels. Thanks to the quality and precision of images, MRI can play a decisive role in early diagnosis of diseases and pathological changes. MR imaging performed in a timely manner and treatment commenced early can prevent many serious and unpleasant diseases.

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When should undergo imaging?

MR imaging can be useful to anybody who wants to examine their state of health, in the event that they have complains about head, back, joint or other types of aches and pains. Likewise, MR imaging can help to provide a diagnosis if there concerns about the onset of oncological disease.

There is no need to make a special appointment for MR imaging performed by doctors who are radiologists. This is a paid service offered by many clinics in Latvia, but it is important to understand that prior consultation with your General Practitioner or a specialist in the respective field can only be beneficial.

The human body is a large and complex structure. Therefore, before performing the procedure, the radiologist needs to know what examinations should be performed on which parts of the body and why.


Ultrasonography (USG) – harmless, fast and painless examination, where medical imaging is achieved with the help of high frequency waves (ultrasound). USG can be used during pregnancy with no risk or harm.

3D Transrectal ultrasonography

3D TRUS (Transrectal ultrasonography with 3D image processing) examination – this is specific ultrasonography, which is intended for examination of the anal canal, rectal wall, and perineal soft tissue. 3D TRUS is currently the most precise method for understanding anatomical lesions in the anal canal. The sonoscope probe can cover the anal channel with a diameter of 3.5 centimetres, so local damage is clearly visible.

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In cases of benign illness:

  • Detection and position of the rectal fistula internal opening within the locking muscle complex;
  • Determination of musculoskeletal complex muscle damage in the anal canal, and causes of incontinence;
  • Assessment of the relationship between intermediate soft tissue and changes in small pelvic organ slippages.
In cases of oncological disease:
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of radiation therapy, early relapse or the spread of the process in cases of rectal disease.

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