Full Body Scan
Full Body CT
A Full Body Scan provides an image of the body’s anatomy, allowing the physician to view a detailed look inside the body. Full Body Scanning is a new diagnostic technique using computer tomography (CT) imaging to help identify potential health problems and diseases before symptoms even appear. The Full Body CT scan analyzes three major areas of the body: the heart, the lungs, and the abdomen/pelvis.
In the heart, the scan looks at the arteries that bring blood to your heart and evaluates if there is narrowing or a blockage in those arteries. It can also detect aortic aneurysms and calcium deposits within plaque in the coronary arteries. The CT allows detection of coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
The lung CT can detect early, potentially malignant pulmonary nodules that could potentially be cancerous. CT scans are able to view collections of abnormal tissue in the lungs that may be early manifestations of lung cancer.
In the abdomen/pelvis area, a CT scan can help identify diseases of the small bowel, colon and other internal organs. It may help determine the cause of unexplained pain, kidney stones, cysts, enlarged or abnormal lymph nodes, large abdominal masses, abdominal aneurysms, an enlarged spleen, a fatty liver, limited masses, and large pelvic masses.
Candidates for Full Body CT Scan:
For high-risk individuals, such as those with previous health conditions, individuals over 45 years old, or those with a family history of some cancers and diseases, a Full Body CT Scan can provide early detection and treatment. A full body scan is not for everyone and it is important to weigh the benefits against any potential risks of having a Full Body Scan. Take into consideration your individual circumstances, including risk factors and family history. You may consider a Full Body CT if:
- You are 45 years old or older
- You are overweight and/or live an inactive lifestyle
- You have an individual or family history of coronary artery disease
- An individual or family history of abdominal aneurysm
- You have smoked one pack of cigarettes a day for some period of your life
- History of high cholesterol, diabetes, or high blood pressure
- You are concerned about abdominal and/or pelvic disease
Why Choose Blue Rock Medical?
- Services are typically 1/3 of the cost of a hospital visit.
- The procedure allows you to have an overview of your overall health and detect any complications before they become symptomatic.
- Convenient parking and personable check-in ensure you are comfortable preparing for your procedure.
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