One out of four Americans will die from heart disease
The full body scan, the most comprehensive screening procedure available, includes the heart and lung scans and examines the abdomen for life-threatening diseases such as cancer of the major organs, lymphoma and aneurysms. It can also detect benign conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, kidney stones and gall stones.
The full body scan is Ideal for:
- Current and former smokers
- Those who have a family history of cancer or heart disease
- Anyone who has been diagnosed with high cholesterol
- Anyone with high blood pressure.
One out of two men and one out of three women
in America will develop cancer
There are 150,000 new cases of colon cancer diagnosed in America each year. Fifty thousand of those cases will be fatal.
According to the American Cancer society most people with lung cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. Currently only 15% of all lung cancer are caught in early stages.
According to the American Heart Association the first and only warning for most stroke and heart attack victims is the actual onset of a life-threatening crisis. Last year over 650,000 American Adults died of heart disease, and nearly half of those were sudden, undiagnosed deaths.
Improving Your Odds against Medical Statistics
These are startling statistics that reveal a reality where disease strikes unexpectedly, catching you unaware and unprepared. Unfortunately, as you age medical statistics confirm that are you are destined to become one of these statistics. But fortunately, rather than relying only on your medical history, we at Accuscan offer you a glimpse into your medical future, offering critical data to help your avoid potential diseases.
Medical History vs. Medical Future
Despite our best efforts to follow all the proper guidelines for optimum health, we have no control over our genetics or to a large degree our environment. Many diseases progress slowly and silently, leaving you completely asymptomatic. Many forms of heart disease, osteoporosis, thoracic aneurysms, and various cancers fall into this category. Accuscan can provide early detection of these cases allowing physicians to diagnosis, treat, impede, and in many cases reverse the disease long before symptoms would have eventually compelled you to seek a doctor?s help.
Painless, Non-Invasive, Fast, Safe
A full body scan is painless, non-invasive, and requires only ten minutes of your time. In just one short visit our CT scanner will examine your whole torso from the base of the neck to the bottom of the pelvis, targeting the heart, lungs and abdominal organs such as the kidneys, liver, and pancreas. While fully clothed, you simply lie on a table that moves you through a large open ring. An ultra fast MDCT scanner then gathers all the necessary data to compile photo images of all your internal organs. A Board-Certified Radiologist then compiles and reviews your images, carefully searching for abnormalities that would not be revealed in a routine physical exam or X-ray.
Our Expert Doctors
One of our board certified radiologists (M.D.?s) will study your scan and within a few days you will be mailed a CD that includes all of your scan images and a detailed report of your results for your records which you may share with your physician. If problematic symptoms are evident you will be referred to a specialist for follow-up care.
Our State-of-the-Art Equipment
Our MDCT scanner has been certified by the FDA to detect heart disease, cancer, tumors, osteoporosis, and aneurysms, often years in advance of any symptoms. Our philosophy, contrary to the popular adage, affirms that ignorance is NOT bliss. A full body scan provides the necessary data for doctors to help slow, stop and often reverse the progression of deadly disease. When used in conjunction with reliable medical care, simple lifestyle changes, or minimal medication, Accuscan can provide solutions to enhance the quality of your life.
Our Great Location
The Accuscan option means no green scrubs, sterile surroundings, long waits, or impersonal treatment. Your visit will be pleasant, convenient, and completely stress-free. Our facility is conveniently located in the beautiful Gateway Mall, and radiates an atmosphere of comfort and competence. We are immediately accessible from freeway exits serving clients approaching from both the North and South Valley and your parking is validated. If you prefer, there is a convenient TRAX stop immediately outside our front door.
Make an appointment TODAY by calling 801-456-7226; it may be the most significant ten minutes of your life.
Can a Full Body Scan (CT/CAT Scan) Save Your Life
Published eZine Ariticle by Paul Jensen
In 2002 Robert Baird walked into Accuscan Health Imaging Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, because of a minor concern about a family history of heart disease and he left minutes later with lifesaving information regarding non-symptomatic problems he was unaware of and had never considered. ?Two surgeries later,? Baird exclaims, ?I have a new lease on life.?
The two most common causes of death in the United States are cardiovascular disease and cancer, accounting for nearly three out of every four deaths in America. Every 30 seconds an American dies of heart disease while one out of two men and one out of three women will develop cancer, taking a life every 90 seconds.
In less than 15 minutes a computed axial tomography (CT or CAT) ?full body scan? will screen for the presence of heart disease, various cancers, and other abnormalities. The body CT scan, the most comprehensive screening procedure available anywhere, looks at the heart and lungs and examines the abdomen for life-threatening diseases such as cancer of the major organs, lymphoma and aneurysms. It can also detect benign conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, kidney stones and gall stones. The full body scan may be helpful for those with higher medical risks, such as a family history of cancer or heart disease, current and former smokers, high cholesterol, and anyone with diabetes or high blood pressure.
According to the American Cancer Society most people with lung cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. Currently only 15% of all lung cancers are detected in their early stages. And according to the American Heart Association the first and only warning for most stroke and heart attack victims is the actual onset of a life-threatening crisis. Last year over 650,000 American Adults died of heart disease, and nearly half of those were sudden, undiagnosed deaths.
According to Dr. Wendell A. Gibby, MD, Director of Riverwoods Imaging and Interventional Center in Provo, Utah, and Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, the full body CT scan provides critical data in identifying abnormalities and diseases in their early stages. ?Numerous studies have indicated that early detection of a number of diseases may significantly increase the likelihood of recovery.?
The body scan is a simple, fast, and painless procedure. An individual simply lies on a scanner table while high speed 3D images are taken. A radiologist then interprets the scan results to determine if there are any visible abnormalities.
The full body scan looks at the heart and lungs, the abdomen, including the thoracic and abdominal aorta, spleen, adrenal glands, lymph nodes, certain pelvic organs, kidneys, spine, liver, pancreas, and the gall bladder. The scan is designed to detect early or advanced heart disease, vascular disease, tumors of the lung, kidney, and liver, aortic aneurisms, calcified gallstones, calcified kidney stones, and various abnormalities in the abdomen and pelvic regions. Simply stated, a full body CT scan can reveal a lot about the inside of you body and may even save your life.
A full body scan currently costs in the rage of $600 - $900, depending upon geographical location and medical specialization, and does not normally require at doctor?s prescription. For more information about the full body CT/CAT scan, call (801) 456-SCAN (7227) or visit accuscanutah.com or www.accuscan.com.