Notices for various physical examinations

Updated: 2020-04-15


1. For examinations at the radiology department.

(1). X-ray examination:

  • Patients who need X-ray examinations must line up, register and wait at the registration office at the radiology department.

  • During the X-ray examination, except for patients, others are not allowed to enter the examination room; if assistance is needed, accompanying people of patient must wear protective facilities before entering the room.

  • Critical patients and children are given priority.

  • Before the examination, patients should take off jewelry, bracelets, watches and other metal ornaments.

  • Women of childbearing age between 8 and 15 weeks after conception are not allowed to have radiographs of the lower abdomen.

  • When reading an X-ray examination report, please carefully check the patient's name, gender, age, diagnosis and other items. If there is any mistake, please check and correct it with the radiology department immediately.

(2). Hysterosalpingography:

  • An appointment shall be made in advance for an hysterosalpingography examination; when making an appointment, a report on leucorrhea and a routine blood examination of the patient shall be taken within seven days; the times for examinations are generally mornings from Monday to Friday (excluding legal holidays).

  • The best time to be examined is within 3-7 days after the patient is clean after menstruation and sexual life is forbidden from this menstruation cycle to the next menstruation.

  • Before the examination, the examinee should eat a proper breakfast, empty their bladder and insert a sanitary napkin.

  • After the examination, the examinee must rest in the observation room, and can only defecate after one hour of observation; the radiologist will send the examination report to the observation room 2-3 hours after the examination.

(3). Intravenous pyelography (IVP):

  • Prior appointment is required for an IVP.

  • Please pay attention to fasting and consume no water for a clean enema in the morning of the examination.

  • It is better to wear clothes without buttons, zippers, decorations, etc. during the examination.

(4). Barium meal examination of the upper digestive tract:

  • An advance appointment is required for barium meal examinations of the upper digestive tract. High-density drugs and foods (such as calcium, iron, iodine, silver, etc.) are prohibited one day before examination.

  • Patients who are examined in the morning should fast and have no water from 10:00 pm the night before the examination, to ensure that they are examined on an empty stomach.

  • It is better to wear clothes without buttons, zippers, decorations, etc. during examination.

  • The barium meal examination of the digestive tract must be done after examinations such as gastroscopy, enteroscopy, CT, magnetic resonance, ultrasound and nuclear medicine.

(5). Barium enema examination:

  • For a barium enema examination, make appointment in advance. Clean enema, fasting for food and water in the morning of the day of inspection to ensure an empty stomach.

  • It is better to wear clothes without buttons, zippers, decorations, etc. during examination.

Reminder: Although all radiological examinations have a  high detection rate and accuracy, due to the limitations of radiological technology, there are still a certain proportion of false positives and false negatives in the examination reports and even missed diagnoses and misdiagnoses, so the diagnosis report is only for clinical diagnosis and treatment reference and cannot replace clinical diagnosis.

2. Examination items, procedures and precautions for the pathology department.

(1). Examination items carried out by the pathology department:

Surgical pathology examination (external examination), special staining, immunohistochemistry, liquid-based cytology examinations, high-risk human papillomavirus detections (HC2), HPVL1 shell protein detections, etc.

(2). Applications process:

Pathological specimens should be taken from clinicians for each pathological examination and information on the pathological application form should be filled in accurately.

(3). Time limit for obtaining an examination report:

  • Pathological report of outpatient biopsy: generally, patients can get it from the medical service center after 7 days (including weekends).

  • Pathological report of inpatients: usually sent to inpatient ward after 7 days (including weekends).

  • Liquid-based cytology report: usually sent to the outpatient physician after 7 days (including weekends).

  • Human papillomavirus test (HC2) report: usually 10 days (including weekends) before delivery to the outpatient clinic.

  • HPVL1 shell protein report: usually sent to the clinician after 7 days (including weekends).

  • Immunohistochemistry (P16, Ki67) report: generally after 15 days (including weekends), patients can go to the vaginoscopy room of the gynecological outpatient clinic to collect.

(4). Additional considerations:

  • If you need to apply for pathological slices for outpatient consultation, you should bring the patient's ID card (if the patient cannot handle it personally, the patient's ID card and the agent's ID card) to the medical records copy room to fill in the slice borrowing application form and pay a deposit, and then to the pathology department to borrow the slices; paraffin blocks are not to be borrowed.

  • If you need to apply for a pathological section consultation, you need to go through the medical card system of the hospital. The outpatient doctor fills in the consultation application form and collects the consultation fee. The pathological section and the original pathological report of the consultation are sent to the pathology department. Generally, the consultation report is obtained in the pathology department after one working day.

  • For each pathological examination, only one pathological report is issued, so please keep it safe, as if lost it will not be reissued.