BODY SCAN

A body scan at Advanced Body Scan of Oklahoma City can provide you with a great overall assessment of your physical health and create an excellent baseline to compare with future screenings.

A body scan is a screening from the shoulders to the thighs and includes a comprehensive coronary artery scan, a chest scan, and a scan of the abdomen and pelvis. These scans are read by a radiologist, who will examine the lungs, liver, spleen, gall bladder, pancreas, spine, kidneys and prostate gland for any abnormalities.

This comprehensive scan can detect signs of heart disease, cancer, and other abnormalities in the body long before these problems manifest themselves through physical symptoms and pain. The GE Optima CT scanner can take multiple images of the organs within the time of a single heartbeat.

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What Can A Body Scan Detect?

This scan can detect many of the same diseases as a heart and lung scan in addition to:

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to find early. The pancreas is deep inside the body, so early growths cannot be seen or felt by a physical exam. Patients usually have no symptoms until the cancer has already spread to other organs.

Pancreatic cancer has increased survival chances if detected early. The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is only 4%, but if detected at Stage 1, the survival rate can be as much as 10 times better!

A GE Optima CT Scan can generally detect early-stage cancers long before they ever cause symptoms. At these stages, removal or treatment is usually very successful.

What is Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas, which lies beneath your stomach. This organ releases enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help manage your blood sugar.

Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells in your pancreas develop mutations in their DNA. These mutations cause cells to grow uncontrollably and to continue living after normal cells would die. These cells accumulate and can form a tumor.

Untreated pancreatic cancer spreads to nearby organs and blood vessels.

Pancreatic cancer occurs in stages:

Stage 0 – Pancreatic cancer is limited to a single layer of cells in the pancreas.  Naturally, this is the best time to detect this disease.

Stage I –Pancreatic cancer is limited to the pancreas but has grown to less than 2 centimeters across or greater than 2 centimeters.

Stage II -Pancreatic cancer has grown outside the pancreas, or has spread to the nearby lymph nodes.

Stage III - The tumor has expanded into nearby major blood vessels or nerves but has not metastasized.

Stage IV - Pancreatic cancer has spread to distant organs.

Risk Factors for Pancreas Cancer

  • Family history of cancer
  • Chronic inflammation of the pancreas
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of genetic syndromes that can increase cancer risk
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Older age, most are diagnosed after 65

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

  • Weight Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice
  • Pain in the abdomen or lower back
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Fluid in the abdomen or nausea

The GE Optima CT Body scan at Advanced Body Scan is the single most effective technology available to simply and non-invasively detect signs of pancreatic cancer.

Call Advanced Body Scan today and begin your journey to a healthier, happier you (405) 242-1400.

What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm often grows slow and usually shows no symptoms. This makes is difficult to detect. Many start small and stay small expanding over time, while other expand quickly.

If an aortic aneurysm were to tear or rupture, this can lead to life-threatening internal bleeding. Generally, the larger the aneurysm and the faster the aneurysm grows, the greater the risk of rupture.

Risk Factors for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Age, 65+
  • Tobacco use
  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Family history
  • Atherosclerosis – the buildup of fat and other substances that can damage the lining of the blood vessel
  • Other aneurysms
  • High blood pressure

Symptoms of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

You can have Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with no signs or symptoms.

  • A pulsating feeling near the navel
  • Deep, constant pain in your abdomen or on the side of your abdomen
  • Back pain

Symptoms outside of the chest

  • Loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss
  • Muscle wasting
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches, bone or joint pain
  • Bone fractures not related to accidental injury
  • Neurological symptoms, unsteady gait or memory loss
  • Neck or facial swelling
  • General weakness
  • Bleeding
  • Blood Clots

People who have Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms run the risk of blood clots. Small blood clots can develop in the area of the aortic aneurysm. Is a blood clots breaks loose, it can cause pain or block the blood flow to the legs, toes, kidneys, or abdominal organs.

The GE Optima CT body scan at Advanced Body Scan is the most effective technology available to simply and non-invasively detect signs of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.

Call Advanced Body Scan today and begin your journey to a healthier, happier you (405) 242-1400.

What is a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body and although it is tough and durable, its walls can weaken and bulge. This is an Aortic Aneurysm and can cause blood to leak into your body.

Aortic Aneurysms can also burst or force blood flow away from your organs and tissues causing problems such as heart attacks, kidney damage, stroke, and death.

A Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms occur in the chest and are monitored on an annual basis to assess for growth. Often, they show no symptoms until the aneurysm becomes large or bursts.

Risk Factors for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

  • Genetics
  • High blood pressure
  • Infection
  • Plaque buildup in your arteries
  • High cholesterol
  • Sudden traumatic injury

Symptoms of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

  • Chest or back pain
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing
  • Hoarseness

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to diagnose quickly.

The GE Optima CT body scan at Advanced Body Scan is the most effective technology available to simply and non-invasively detect signs of a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms.

Call Advanced Body Scan today and begin your journey to a healthier, happier you.

Other Assessments

  • Thyroid
  • Internal Organ Screening
  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Gall Bladder
  • Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Adrenal Glands
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Uterus/Ovaries
  • Prostate