Screening tests are a proactive rather than reactive exam. A screening test is performed as a preventative measure – to detect a potential health problem or disease in someone that doesn’t yet have signs or symptoms.
The purpose of screening is early detection; helping to reduce the risk of disease, or to detect a condition early enough to treat it most effectively.
Screening tests that indicate pathology may lead to additional testing to determine the presence or absence of disease, and facilitate early intervention measures.
The Ultrafast CT Scan Screening of the Lungs is a non-invasive CT scan that can detect abnormalities and lung cancer in its earlier, more curable stages using a new technique called helical low-dose CT scanning. The screening is far more accurate in finding lung tumors than a chest x-ray, the traditional diagnostic tool, and can find lung cancers at a much smaller size.
This screening is covered by Medicare and commercial insurance companies if eligibility guidelines are met.
The Cardiac Calcium Score screening of the heart is a quick and simple test which assesses risk of heart attack by detecting and measuring the amount of calcium build-up in the coronary arteries. The test allows the radiologist to determine whether a patient has a serious risk of significant narrowing of blood vessels to the heart. More importantly, it allows physicians to find hardened arteries early, allowing treatment with medication and lifestyle changes.
Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) is used to measure bone mineral density which can aid in the diagnosis of osteoporosis. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fat for most people and is used to screening for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Body composition includes fat, protein, minerals and body water. It describes weight more accurately than BMI. Body composition analysis can accurately show changes in fat mass, muscle mass, and body fat percentage. This can help validate services like personal training, patient care, and corporate wellness.
- CAROTID INTIMA – MEDIA THICKNESS (CIMT) $105.00
CIMT Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) test is a measure used to diagnose the extent of carotid atherosclerotic vascular disease. The test measures the thickness of the inner two layers of the carotid artery – the intima and media – and alerts physicians to any thickening when patients are still asymptomatic.
AAA screening test is an ultrasound assessment of the aortic artery for abdominal aneurysms and plaque formations within the artery.
ABI circulation screening test measures the bilateral pressures of the arms and legs to assess for peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
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