Is a Heart Scan right for you?
At least one in four deaths in the United States is due to heart disease, but most people don’t know they’re at risk. In Oklahoma City and North Texas, Advanced Body Scan offers preventive heart scan using state-of-the-art General Electric CT technology.
Don’t wait to have a heart attack; take control of your heart health now. Call the office or schedule an appointment online with Advanced Body Scan today.
What is a Heart Scan?
Advanced Body Scan offers heart scans using General Electric Optima™ and Revolution™ CT technology. These advanced tools provide the fastest, easiest, and most accurate method for checking the health of your heart.
A heart attack occurs every 40 seconds and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In many cases, a heart attack is the first sign that you’ll ever get of heart disease because often it does not display any symptoms beforehand.
With GE CT technology, you can detect the early signs of coronary artery disease using a heart scan. Unlike traditional diagnostic imaging that only detects large deposits, Advanced Body Scan’s GE CT can reveal even the smallest deposits.
Who should get a Heart Scan?
Anyone with a history of heart disease in their family should consider getting a heart scan. Not only do heart scans offer you peace of mind, but they can also detect issues before they become serious. You should also consider getting heart scan if you’re over 40 years of age or notice yourself growing lightheaded or short of breath from doing simple activities.
Your doctor might also recommend getting a heart scan if you’re at risk of heart disease. Factors that can increase your chances of heart disease include:
- Family history
- Blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Smoking can also increase your chances of heart disease.
What can a Heart Scan detect?
Working closely with GE specialists, the Advanced Body Scan team has developed the most sophisticated and comprehensive heart scan protocol available for early detection. Because the General Electric Optima™ and Revolution™ CT scan captures multiple images a second, it can detect a wide range of heart issues, including:
- Heart attack
- Coronary artery disease
- And more
A heart scan will also check your heart valve calcification, your heart size, and your pericardium.
What can I expect during a Heart Scan?
Heart scans at Advanced Body Scan only take a few minutes and require no advanced preparation.
During this noninvasive screening, you lie comfortably in the machine while it captures images of your heart. The GE Optima and Revolution CT scanners also have an open design, so you don’t have to worry if you are afraid of small spaces.
After your heart scan, an Advanced Body Scan board-certified radiologist reviews your images and summarizes any additional steps you should take.