Diagnosis and Therapeutic Technicians

Diagnosis and Therapeutic Technicians

The Hospital da Luz Arrábida counts on the wide-ranging and highly qualified support of our Diagnosis and Therapeutic Technicians.

The technological advances that have occurred in recent years in the health sector along with the professional specialization of diagnosis and therapeutic technicians contributes to their pivotal role in the health care team. Hence, the technological innovation present in the Hospital da Luz Arrábida depends on the services of a young, highly qualified body of diagnostic and therapeutic technicians, selected in accordance with rigorous technical and professional standards in addition to an evaluation of their experience.

The diagnosis and therapeutic technicians of the Hospital da Luz Arrábida carry out their activity in various areas and are integrated into multidisciplinary teams in order to provide care services focused on the patients needs. Our technicians are committed to continuous learning and involvement in training and research programs in their professional areas, enabling them to respond to technological evolution and ensure the highest quality and efficiency in the health care services we provide.

Imagiology Technicians perform and evaluate the quality of medical images in diverse fields of Imagiological intervention including Angiography, Bone Densitometry, General Radiology, Mammography, Orthopantomography and Cephalometry, Magnetic Resonance and Computerized Tomography (CT). They also provide imagiological support for surgical acts by way of Image Intensifiers, Intra-operative CT, Cardiology and Interventional Radiology.

Audiology Technicians are involved in the diagnosis process of the audio-vestibular system by planning, execution and interpreting of exams concerning functional and electrophysiological exploration, with a view to identifying, quantifying and qualifying any anomalies that may be present. They also participate in the planning and implementation of auditive and vestibular rehabilitation programs.

The Cardiopneumology Technicians carry out diagnostic exams and therapeutic actions in the morpho-functional and physiopathological context of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory systems including electrocardiograms, ergometric tests, ecocardiograms, functional respiratory tests, sleep studies, and outpatient studies concerning cardiovascular function and peripheral cerebrovascular colour-flow ultrasound studies. They also work on invasive acts of cardiovascular therapy and diagnosis, cardiorespiratory reanimation and in methods of life support during cardiothoracic surgery by way of extracorporeal technology.

The primary responsibilities of Dieticians include health promotion, establishing programs of intervention, training and promotion for healthy dietary habits. Their health intervention role is based on organizing appropriate nutritional support and diet in accordance with the clinical condition and nutritional state of the patient, as well as dietary and nutritional consults. They also impact food safety through their involvement in quality control programs in the hospital.

Pharmacy Technicians are involved in all stages of medication distribution including assuring the correct and rational use of the drugs. Their activity includes tasks related with the distribution of drugs by various hospital services, the storage of drugs, control of their validity, the acquisition and receipt of products, stocks management, the preparation of parenteral nutrition and patent medicines and the handling of cytotoxics.

Physiotherapy Technicians contribute to the analysis, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of problems in movement and posture. Their intervention takes place from a bio-psycho-social perspective, working on the recovery, increase and maintenance of the physical capacities of patients, as well as on the prevention of incapacities, using specific techniques. These techniques include specific educational and therapeutic approaches and manipulative therapies in physical and natural environments.

Speech Therapists focus on the rehabilitation of speech problems with regards to articulation, voice or voice weakness. Their activity helps patients of any age overcome specific problems and difficulties in communication and interaction.

Occupational Therapists help patients become capable of performing occupational tasks in support of their health and well-being. Their approach focuses on developing skills, restoring or compensating for lost functions, and preventing further dysfunction. Specific techniques and procedures, along with support technologies, are employed to achieve the therapeutic goals.

Orthoptic Technicians identify, quantify and classify irregularities in sight and ocular motility by carrying out complementary, diagnostic, anatomic-physiological exams. They also contribute to the adaptation of contact lenses.

Pathological Anatomy Technicians process and evaluate the integrity of samples of bodily tissues for optical or electronic posterior macroscopic and microscopic observation, in order to achieve anatomical-pathological diagnosis.

Clinical Analyses and Public Health Technicians act as part of multidisciplinary teams in the areas of Clinical Pathology, Immunohemotherapy and Public Health by collecting biological samples and applying analytical techniques in support of the diagnosis and screening of various pathologies.