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Full-Body Scans Can Identify Serious Conditions

(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:

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.

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