Full-Body HealthScan

Full-Body HealthScan

What is a Full-body HealthScan?

The latest technique in preventive medicine, the Full-body HealthScan is a comprehensive series of CT scans that can detect certain abnormalities of the heart, lungs, and organs of the abdomen and pelvis. The screening is non-confining and pain-free and represents a remarkable advance in early disease detection and prevention.

Why should I get a Full-Body HealthScan?

The informed public knows that, in most cases, the sooner an illness or problem is detected, the more likely it can be treated. A comprehensive CT screening utilized by the Full-body HealthScan and offered by Radiology Regional can reveal certain problems while they’re still treatable. This type of preventive medicine can not only save families from financial and emotional devastation, it can save lives.

Is there any preparation for a Full-body HealthScan?

No. There are no dyes, no needles, no fasting and no pain. The only preparation required for the Full-body HealthScan is for the patient to complete a standard medical history questionnaire at the time of his appointment.

How long does the exam take?

Patient registration and a thorough medical history questionnaire take about 20-30 minutes. The CT scan is 15-20 minutes.

What does my cardiac score mean?

As part of your Full Body Health Scan, you will receive a cardiac scoring.

  • Score 0 (Zero):  No identifiable atheroscleriotic plaque (a negative examination).  Adherence to general guidelines on diet and exercise are stressed.
  • Score 1 to 10:  Minimal identifiable plaque.  Significant obtrusive coronary disease is unlikely.  Recommendations are to follow general guidelines on cardiovascular risk reduction.
  • Score 11 to 100:  Definite but mild plaque.  Risk factor modification is recommended, including daily aspirin prophylaxis and strict adherence to National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines.  Clinical follow-up is necessary.
  • Score 101 to 400:  Definite, moderate plaque.  Risk factor modification is recommended with non-invasive stress testing preparatory to an exercise program.  Daily aspirin and use of statin medication to reduce LDL cholesterol <100mg/dL is advised in conjunction with other risk factor modification.  Clinical follow-up and further testing such as stress test, nuclear test, cardiac ultrasound or other studies should be considered.
  • Score over 400:  Significant plaque burden indicating a high likelihood of “significant” coronary stenosis.  Aggressive risk factor modification is recommended (including aspirin and statin medication) with non-invasive stress testing and possibly angiography.

**Further consultation with a physician is recommended for any total score above 0.

Is it painful or uncomfortable?

No. There are no dyes, no needles, no pain with the Full-body HealthScan offered by Radiology Regional. Patients change into a set of scrubs and comfortably lie on a CT table. The CT equipment is non-confining and actually quite relaxing.

Are the results kept confidential?

As with all medical records, results of the Full-body HealthScan are kept confidential. In the event of a positive screening (an abnormality), the results are forwarded to your physician.

What is the cost and is it covered by insurance?

The cost of the Full Body HealthScan is $470.  This amount is payable at the time of your appointment.  As with most screening tests, a Full Body Health Scan is not covered by insurance or Medicare at the present time.

How do I schedule a Full Body HealthScan?

To schedule call 239-936-4068 or 941-255-7945.