Total Body CT Scan: The ultimate in early diagnosis of disease, including many types of cancer.
No matter what the illness, condition or cancer, the sooner a diagnosis is made, the more likely you are to have a positive outcome. At Age Management Center, we now offer Total Body CT Scan—a cutting-edge diagnostic tool designed to proactively identify a host of early-stage potential health issues before they become serious health incidents. This advanced imaging technique is a simple, 30-minute, non-invasive procedure that requires no IV infusions. The scan provides valuable insights into your overall health, focusing on conditions such as early cancer detection, heart disease risk factors, development of dementia, presence of vascular disease, and more. This is especially important for those diseases like brain, uterine and pancreatic cancer that are almost impossible to find early and are very difficult, if not impossible, to successfully treat otherwise.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease and cancer are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Additionally, vascular disease, dementia, and other health issues continue to impact individuals and families across the country. Not to mention the 795,000 strokes that occur every year. But these conditions are often preventable or manageable if detected early by staying ahead of potential health concerns through proactive measures like the Total Body CT Scan.
At Age Management Center, we understand the importance of early detection and prevention, and that's why we offer the Total Body CT Scan—a comprehensive diagnostic service designed to empower you with insights into your overall health.
What is a Total Body CT Scan and how does it differ from a normal CT scan?
A Total Body CT Scan differs significantly from a normal CT (Computed Tomography) scan in terms of its scope and purpose. While a normal CT scan is typically performed to focus on a specific area of the body, such as the head, chest or abdomen, a Total Body CT Scan is a comprehensive imaging procedure that covers the entire body. This means that it captures detailed images of multiple body regions in a single session, allowing for a holistic assessment of your overall health.
Unlike routine CT scans, which are often requested to investigate specific symptoms or concerns, the Total Body CT Scan is a proactive screening tool aimed at identifying potential health issues before symptoms manifest. It provides a thorough evaluation of various organs and systems, making it a powerful preventive measure for individuals looking to take charge of their wellbeing and detect health conditions at an early, more treatable stage.
Who is a Candidate?
Total Body CT Scan is suitable for everybody, regardless of age. It is especially beneficial for individuals who recognize the importance of early health management, those who are concerned about specific health risks, and those with strong family histories of diseases that don’t have early warning signs like uterine and pancreatic cancer.
In the United States, where lifestyle factors and genetics can contribute to health challenges, being proactive can make a significant difference in your overall wellbeing. This scan is particularly powerful for individuals who have risk factors such as:
- Cancer Concerns:
If you have a family history of cancer or are worried about cancer risk factors.
- Heart Disease:
Individuals with a history of heart disease or those concerned about their cardiovascular health.
- Family History of Dementia:
If dementia runs in your family and you want to monitor your brain health.
- Vascular Disease:
Those at risk of vascular conditions, including those leading to stroke and aneurysm.
Especially smokers who are concerned about the impact on their lung health and overall wellbeing.
Total Body CT Scans is not suitable for women who are pregnant or individuals with certain specific medical circumstances. Our medical team will assess your eligibility during the consultation.
Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC) Score and Atherosclerosis Identification
One of the key advantages of the Total Body CT Scan is the assessment of your coronary artery calcification (CAC) score. This score is instrumental in identifying the presence of atherosclerosis—a condition characterized by the buildup of plaque in your arteries. Atherosclerosis is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke and this scan allows our team to even identify microcalcification that takes place within blood vessels. Early detection of atherosclerosis can be a life-saver in regard to reducing cardiovascular risk.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the Total Body CT Scan safe?
Yes, it is a safe diagnostic tool. The radiation exposure during the scan is minimal, and your experienced medical team takes all necessary precautions to ensure your safety.
- How long does the scan take?
The Total Body CT Scan typically takes about 20-30 minutes to complete, making it a quick and convenient procedure.
- Will I receive immediate results?
You will receive preliminary results shortly after your scan, and a comprehensive report will be provided during a follow-up consultation with our medical team to discuss any findings and next steps.
- What can I expect during an appointment?
After registering for your appointment you may be asked to change into a hospital gown and remove any metal objects or jewelry that could interfere with the scan. You'll be comfortably positioned on the scanning table, and the state-of-the-art CT scanner will capture detailed images of your body. After the scan, you can get back to your regular activities without any downtime.
Remember, the Total Body CT Scan is an invaluable tool for proactive health management. It can help you stay one step ahead of potential health issues, ensuring a healthier and more fulfilling life.
In an era where health concerns are becoming increasingly prevalent, being proactive about your wellbeing is more crucial than ever. Take control of your health today—schedule your Total Body CT Scan with Age Management Center and prioritize your health like never before.