What is a heart scan?
A heart scan is the fastest, easiest and most accurate way to learn about your heart’s state of health. In the United States, heart disease is the number one cause of death and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that an American has a coronary event approximately every 25 seconds.
Utilizing the state-of-the-art GE Optima CT, Advanced Body Scan’s heart scans can detect early signs of coronary artery disease. While, traditional diagnostic imagining will reveal large deposits, the new GE Optima CT can show even tiny deposits due to its extremely rapid scanner that eliminates motion blur and allows for a more accurate picture.
In conjunction with the specialists at General Electric, the medical staff at Advanced Body Scan has recently created the most advanced and comprehensive CT protocol for the early detection.
Who should get a Coronary Calcium Score Screening?
Your physician may recommend a coronary calcium score screening if you have risk factors for heart disease.
This may be most helpful for people who do not have symptoms, but who are at medium risk for heart disease. Medium risk means that you have a 10% to 20% chance of having a heart attack in the next ten years, based on your risk factors.
Risk factors include: age, weight, blood pressure, gender, family history, high cholesterol, smoking, and diabetes.
Take charge of your heart health!
With the information gathered from your heart scan, you and your doctor can design an individualized plan of action. Early detection, coupled with this individualized, proactive approach, can help prevent future cardiac events.
Talk to Advanced Body Scan about preventive imaging technology and the benefits it will provide for you.
For more information, contact us today. You owe it to yourself and your family to make the call (405) 242-1400.