Professional Diagnostics With Cutting Edge Technology from Advanced Body Scan
At Advanced Body Scan, we provide Oklahoma City body scans for a comprehensive assessment of your physical health. We can diagnose a wide range of possible health-related problems and give you a proper baseline to which you can compare other screenings.
A good body scan includes a screening of everything from the thighs to the shoulders, as well as a:
- Coronary Artery Scan
- Chest Scan
- Abdomen and Pelvis Scan
From the results of our Oklahoma City body scans, a professional radiologist examines the prostate gland, kidneys, spine, pancreas gallbladder spleen, liver, and lungs in order to determine if there are any abnormalities in these organs.
With these scans, we can accurately detect cancer, heart disease, and other health problems as they are progressing in the body. Oklahoma City body scans can detect these problems before they begin to manifest as physical symptoms. In fact, the GE Optima CT scanner can produce many images of your organs in as short amount of time as a single heartbeat.
What We Can Detect from Our Oklahoma City Body Scans
Our body scans can diagnose many of the same diseases that a heart and lung scan can diagnoses, and more. Our technology can detect:
Pancreatic Cancer: This is a very difficult problem to catch when it is in its early stages. This is because your pancreas is located so deep inside of your body that early growths can thrive unnoticed. A mere physical can’t detect this problem, and patients tend to experience no symptoms until the cancer has made its way into other organs.
Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include:
- Weight loss
- Lower back and abdominal pain
- Bowel obstruction
- Fluid in the abdomen
The five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer is only 4%. However, this increases by 10 times if discovered in stage 1.
Our GE Optima CT Scans can diagnose pancreatic cancer while it is still in the early stages of development, allowing for more successful removal or treatment.
There are five stages of pancreatic cancer:
- Stage 0 – At this stage, the cancer is limited to a single layer of cells within the pancreas.
- Stage I – The cancer is still limited to the pancreas, however, it can be measured at less than 2 centimeters across or greater than 2 centimeters.
- Stage II – The cancer has grown beyond the pancreas or has invaded nearby lymph nodes.
- Stage III – At this stage, the cancer has become a tumor and has grown into nearby major blood vessels or nerves.
- Stage IV – This is the stage in which the cancer has spread to distant organs.
Our Oklahoma City body scans can detect pancreatic cancer at all stages. If detected early, the chances of survival are much greater.
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: The largest blood vessel in your body is the Aorta, and while it is a tenacious organ, its walls can become weakened and engorged. This is an Aortic Aneurysm, and the internal bleeding resulting from it can be life-threatening. Not only is the internal bleeding itself a problem, but there is also the effect of blood being diverted away from organs it would otherwise reach, which can result in heart attacks, stroke, kidney damage, and death.
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms occur in the chest. Consistent, annual monitoring should be performed to look for any growth. These aneurysms often show little to no symptoms until the point of enlargement and rupture.
Symptoms of a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm include:
- Chest pain
- Back pain
- Strained breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Shortness of breath
At Advanced Body Scan, our GE Optima CT body scan is one of the most effective methods for properly detecting Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms. If you are suffering any of these symptoms, our Body Scans in Oklahoma City can provide proper diagnosis.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: This tends to grow slowly and often does not manifest in noticeable symptoms. Many begin small and expand slowly over time, however, others may expand relatively quickly.
When an aortic aneurysm tears or ruptures, it will result in internal bleeding which can be life-threatening. This risk increases with large, fast-growing aneurysms.
Symptoms of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm include:
- Abdominal pain (or pain on the side of your abdomen) that is deep and constant.
- Back pain.
- A pulsating feeling near or around the navel.
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Muscle wasting
- Bone and joint pain
- Bone fractures that aren’t related to any accidents or injuries
- Neurological symptoms such as memory loss or unsteady gait
- Swelling in the face or neck
- Blood clots
One of the major concerns with abdominal aortic aneurysms is the risk of blood clots, which can develop near the aortic aneurysm. Blood clots can block the flow of blood to various organs, the result of which can be life-threatening.
At Advanced Body Scan, our Oklahoma City body scans can properly diagnose an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm before more serious symptoms develop. The GE Optima CT body scan is one of the best ways of diagnosing this kind of aneurysm.
- Internal Organ Screening
- Gall Bladder
- Adrenal Glands
- Lymph Nodes
If you are experiencing symptoms related to any of these organs, don’t put off getting the problem properly diagnosed. Our Oklahoma City body scans are the best way of getting comprehensive assessments of issues related to these organs.