• Salubrity
    Hot thermal water of Niska Banja with average temperature of 37C naturally enriched with radon gas, in combination with other therapies, help with treatment: cardiovascular diseases, all forms of high blood pressure, rheumatic diseases, then it is extremelly effective in the rehabilitation condition after: bone fracture and dislocation of joints, central paralysis and spine surgery, damage to blood vessels, etc.
  • Price for day's hospital treatment includes:
    - accommodation
    - nutrition
    - treatment and diagnostics (stress test, some laboratory analysis which are included in the price of the hospital day)
    - therapeutic procedures which are included in the price of the hospital day
  • Capacity of the Institute
    - stationarys Radon: 360 beds
    - stationarys Zelengora: 160 beds
    - stationarys Terme: 100 beds

Muscle-skeletal ultrasound

 

Muscle-skeletal ultrasound examination can be appointed personally everyday from 9 a.m. till 2,30 p.m. at the Department of Cardiovascular diagnostics at the Institute "Niška Banja", stationary "Radon" ( at the III rd floor, room no. 302) or by the telephone call on the no.: 018/502-260 or 018/502-207.

Appointment is according to the medical report of the physician specialist in rheumatology. After the review of medical documentation, the patient gets his/her schedule, depending on the emergency of his/her state. Other patients, persons without physician's prescription, and persons who do not want to be on the waiting list, can also be examined on their own expense.


At coming to the examination, the patient should bring:

  • health insurance policy
  • identification document
  • medical report of the specialist who has indicated this examination
  • prescription from the general practitioner (patients out of the region of the city of Niš should have the prescription signed by the board of physicians from their place of living)
  • previous finding of the ultrasound examination (if any)
 
Ultrasound is a diagnostic method for visualization (observation of soft tissues from the surface of the skin to the surface of the bone). This method enables examination at motion (dynamic ultrasound) that increases the sensitivity of the method. It is so called “real time” method where the physician recognizes changes which are present at the very moment and after the previous clinical examination. There is possibility to record what is important, and later on that to be compared with the following examinations.
 
Ultrasound helps in guiding the needle during the arthrocenteses (diagnostic and therapy acts of getting into the joint with the needle). Introducing of Color and Power Doppler, ultrasound has become a powerful diagnostic means, but in the hands of well-trained and well-experienced physician. Ultrasound is not competing with other "visualized" procedures, but it has its own position in diagnostics and monitoring of both rheumatic and orthopedic patients. It represents the first method of “visualization” which comes right after the clinical examination, that is why ultrasound is called "extended fingers" of the clinician.
 
Up to date equipment  is necessary for the adequate examination, the most significant part is linear sound of high frequency. Its size (MHz} depends on the size of the examined joint and its distance from the body surface (bigger joint and distance, less size of sound in MHz). Ultrasound is applied in most common rheumatic diseases: rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, osteoarthritis, out joint rheumatism (painful shoulder syndrome, tennis  elbow).  For these examinations linear sounds of 5-15 MHz are used.
 
Examination is painless and there is no damage of human body, there is no evidence of harmful biological effects.
Examination is performed every Thursday from 11 a.m. in the cabinet no.309 - III rd floor, stationary "Radon". Average duration of the examination is 15 minutes.
Medical report is issued immediately after the examination.