Navigation Links
Full-Body Scans Can Identify Serious Conditions
Date:12/24/2013

(PRWEB) December 24, 2013

Doctors agree: prevention is the best medicine ever conceived. It is very cost effective too; a prevented disease is a prevented cost. Potential patients who smoke, who have a family history of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or anyone 45 and older can all benefit from this advanced, 21st-century diagnostic tool.

The Center for Diagnostic Imaging Miami, or CDI Miami for short, announced today that they are offering the new full-body CT scan service for any patients who would like to discover and thereby prevent a future disease. While women who are pregnant or may become pregnant should not use this service due to the radioactive nature of the imaging, it can help most people get a comprehensive picture of their internal health.

CT Scanning (computed tomography scanning) uses x-rays to penetrate bodily tissues and generate a computer-constructed three-dimensional model of the person’s body. This allows doctors and radiology experts to spot and identify a wide range of diseases and abnormalities.

CDI Miami's Full-body CT scan can detect tumors, heart conditions, skeletal injuries or deformities, blood clots, and much more.

Preparation for bone scans or a full-body CT scan is simple. Usually, doctors require patients to remove loose clothing, often having patients wear a plain hospital gown. Usually, a patient must abstain from eating around 8 hours beforehand as well. When ready to undergo the scan, they are made to lie down on a narrow table that wheels into the CT machine, where a rotating apparatus beams a small amount of radiation into the patient’s body, and a conversely-rotating scanner measures the amount being absorbed throughout the body. After recording multiple radiation streams, a computer then builds a 3D model of the person’s bodily structures. Full-body scans are completely painless and take a few minutes, at most. Sometimes, a contrasting material will be used during a scan. This is a radioactive or radio-sensitive liquid, usually, that is either ingested prior to the scan or administered through an IV. This harmless chemical is to highlight certain areas of the body during the scan, and can be used to provide a more accurate image.

CDI Miami also performs MRI scans, which are a way to scan patients without any radiation. CDI Miami also offers bone scans, 3D mammography, ultrasounds, and more. If patients need help paying for services, CDI Miami offers financing options through their website: http://www.cdimiami.com/.

CDI Miami can be reached at 1(800) 371-0002, and by appointment from Monday to Friday, 8AM to 5PM. Their address is 1380 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Suite 115, North Miami Beach, FL 33179.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11433800.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Proposed bottled water ban not in the best interest of San Franciscans, says IBWA
2. Drawk Kwast Has Added qEEG Brain Scans to His Total Experience Immersion Program
3. PET Scans—The Next Diagnostic Miracle
4. A natural boost for MRI scans
5. Heritage Woods of McHenry Affordable Assisted Living Community to Offer Bone Density Scans
6. Observation in the ER can reduce CT scans in kids
7. Speedier scans reveal new distinctions in resting and active brain
8. Benefits of CT Scans in Children Must Be Balanced Against Risks
9. Reducing Unnecessary and High-dose Pediatric CT Scans Could Cut Associated Cancers by 62 Percent
10. A rather complex complex: Brain scans reveal internal conflict during Jungs word association test
11. CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/30/2016)... Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) , ... April 30, 2016 , ... ... USA Wrestling as they go for gold in Rio. Under the care of ... including two golds! , In an unprecedented showing, Maximized Living is sending the largest ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... Hollywood, Fl (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 ... ... was recently notified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that ... , This is the first accreditation of three residency programs that Memorial ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... optimistic healthcare awareness and author of best seller "LOVE, MEDICINE and MIRACLES") addresses ... Monday, May 2, 2016 and podcasted thereafter . Dr. Bernie Siegel, author ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Spine Team Texas, ... is proud to announce one of their physicians has been invited to be a ... (Texas ACOFP) Family Practice Review conference on April 30, 2016. , Dr. R. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... ... type of skin cancer. Although only about 1 percent of skin cancer cases are melanoma, ... are expected to die of melanoma this year. The risk increases with age, and while ... diagnosed cancers in young women. A recent breakthrough in genetic studies may give doctors the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/29/2016)... April 29, 2016 ... Financier Sanofi, leader mondial ... ses résultats pour le premier trimestre ... Jérôme Contamine, commente les résultats du ... perspectives pour le reste de l,année. ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... April 29, 2016 Automation is ... laboratory due to the growing demands for productivity in ... contemporary automated systems are already adept of a wide ... tedious and manual labor. Instrumentation continues to evolve, and ... conceivable just a few years ago. Originally used mostly ...
(Date:4/28/2016)...  While Abbott,s announced purchase of St. Jude ... and stent business, healthcare research firm Kalorama Information ... into patient monitoring.  Kalorama said that patient monitoring ... with double-digit growth expected the next 5 years, ... Patient Monitoring . Abbott Laboratories agreed to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: