MD Imaging’s number one priority is you! Your health is very important not only to us, but to your friends and family too! That is why MD Imaging offers an array of various Wellness exams to meet your needs. Because most of these exams can be done without a doctor’s referral, you are given the opportunity to manage your own personal health. These advanced procedures will offer you painless and effective diagnostic imaging services that are able to detect disease early, when treatment and preventive measures are most successful.
What are Wellness exams?
Wellness exams are those that provide information in heath maintenance and early detection of disease. These tests are helpful for those who are eager to take an active role in their personal health. Early detection may in fact lead to early intervention. Various types of interventions have the potential to lengthen your life and its quality!
What types of Wellness exams are offered?
Whole Body CT Screening
This screening is for early detection of disease in the chest, abdomen, pelvis and bones. The Whole Body Screening includes the Heart Score, Lung Screening and Abdomen and Pelvis screening.
Heart Scoring/Coronary Calcium Screening
Evaluates the amount of atherosclerotic plaque present in the coronary arteries, which relates to the risk for heart attack.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
- Every 29 seconds an American will suffer a coronary event.
- Every minute an American will die from such an event.
- Almost one million Americans die of Cardiovascular disease each year, which adds up to 42% of deaths.
- 50% of men and 63% of women who died suddenly of Coronary Heart disease had no previous symptoms of the disease.
Lung Screening CT
Detects lung cancer as well as other lung diseases. Especially valuable with smokers, ex-smokers and those exposed to second hand smoke or asbestos. Annual screening is effective in picking up early stage lesions.
- Every year, close to 361,000 Americans die of lung disease
- Of those 361,000 Americans, close to 157,000 die from lung cancer
- Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men women
- Almost 85% of lung cancer is discovered at a late stage, after it has begun to spread. Survival rates are poor.
- Detected in stage one, lung cancer may be removed through surgery without the need for chemotherapy or radiation. Survival rates are much improved for early stage lesions.
Abdomen/Pelvis CT Screening
Examines the organs of the abdomen and pelvis for undetected disease.
The DEXA scan (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) detects the presence of osteoporosis in men and women with certain risk factors and monitor’s bone density.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. It is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease”, because there are rarely symptoms until a significant amount of bone mass has been lost.
Why should I be concerned about Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a major health problem that affects an estimated 44 million Americans.
- 10 million individuals are estimated to have the disease Osteoporosis
- 34 million more are estimated to have low bone density
- Osteoporosis can affect any age, not only the elderly
- 80% of those affected are women
- 20% of bone mass can be lost in the 5-7 years following menopause
- 20% of those affected are men
What are the risk factors?
- Advanced age
- History of bone fracture
- A small thin frame
- Family history
- Removal of ovaries
- Early menopause
- A low calcium diet
- Lack of exercise
- Eating disorders
- Alcohol and tobacco