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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 recordin
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