Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technicians

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technicians

The Hospital da Luz Clínica de Oeiras possesses a team of highly qualified diagnostic and therapeutic technicians.

Technological advances in recent years in the health sector have contributed to the professional specialization of diagnostic and therapeutic technicians. As such, they occupy a pivotal role in the health care team. Hospital da Luz Clínica de Oeiras offers 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 diagnostic and therapeutic technicians of Hospital da Luz Clínica de Oeiras 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 accompany the technological evolution as it unfolds and ensure the highest quality and efficiency in the health care services we provide.

Imagiology Technicians perform and evaluate the quality of medical images obtained from several types of imaging techniques: Bone Densitometry, General Radiology, Mammography, Orthopantomography and Cephalometry, and Computerized Tomography (CT). They also provide imagiological support for surgical acts by way of Image Intensifiers.

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 contribute to invasive acts in cardiovascular therapy and diagnosis, cardiorespiratory reanimation and in methods of life support during cardiothoracic surgery by way of extracorporeal technology.

Clinical Analyses and Public Health Technicians are part of multidisciplinary teams in the areas of Clinical Pathology, Immunohemotherapy and Public Health. They collect biological samples and apply analytical techniques in support of the diagnosis and screening of various pathologies.

Audiology Technicians contribute to diagnostics in the audio-vestibular system by planning, executing and interpreting exams concerning functional and electrophysiological exploration. These technicians identify, quantify and qualify any anomalies that may be present. They also participate in the planning and implementation of auditive and vestibular rehabilitation programs.

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.