What you need to know
Body scans, also known as CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) scans are x-ray slices of different parts of the body that allow us o look at each cross section for abnormalities.
While we know that CAT scans o produce a much higher dose of radiation than conventional x-rays; in the right scenarios they are an invaluable tool for diagnosing certain diseases and helping save lives CAT scans frequently are one with an IV in order to better visualize certain internal body parts.
Individuals with contrast allergies to iodine and shellfish should notify their physician and take the necessary precautions determined by the physician. In addition, no caffeine should be taken on the day of the test. Patients with any degree of kidney impairment may have deterioration of kidney functions. Hence, particular precautions need to be undertaken for these patients.
Who is a candidate for body scans?
Body scans are the latest technology used in preventive health screening. It's important to speak with your EliteHealth doctor about body scans.
Men 35 and older and Women 40 and older.
Younger individuals having one of the risk factors for heart disease or cancer should also consider body scan screening.
More About Body Scans
There is no doubt that CAT scan screening of the heart for calcium is beneficial in certain subpopulations. However, before recieving a whole body CAT scan, please consult with your EliteHealth physician to thoroughly review and understand the risks and the benefits.
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Did you know?
Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the two most common causes of death in the United States, accounting for almost 3 out of every 4 deaths.
At EliteHealth, we offer a wide range of diagnostic tests. Here are some additional ones:
CAT Scanning of the Heart (Heart Scans)
Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP)
Echocardiogram with Doppler and Color Flow
Non-Invasive Arterial and Venous Studies
Advanced Lipid Profiles (Berkely Heart Lab Screen)
Body Scan services currently offered in:
New York, NY
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